Allendale Columbia School seeks an experienced and dynamic Humanities educator and learner to join a team of professionals responsible for innovative, authentic, and student-centered programming. This position is available starting August 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.
At Allendale Columbia, English courses are a part of the Humanities, and at the core of this curriculum, our students wrestle with the question, “What does it mean to be human?” Whether through engagement with literature, art, or non-fiction, our students think, write, and engage with big questions, and they are making connections to their lives, the lives of their friends, and the global community. Over the next 50 years, the Humanities will continue to be central in education and the type of education students receive in these courses will only grow in importance. Students’ ability to think critically, ethically, and challenge assumptions will be paramount, and these themes are central to a strong and rigorous Humanities curriculum.
Teach between 2-5 sections of English in the Upper School depending on the candidate’s experience (the exact levels will be determined by the candidates that apply, however broad knowledge of Upper School English curriculum is a plus.);
A willingness to create courses, design curriculum, and bring bold creativity is needed; and
Duties that engage the student body, including a family-style lunch, being an advisor, and sponsorship of student activities like clubs or other student-run events.
Bachelor’s degree in English/Humanities;
A have a minimum of two years teaching and advising experience in an independent school;
An insatiable desire to learn and collaborate;
A willingness to design new courses and curriculum and continue to evolve at the speed of the world around us;
Capacity to teach the entire range of course offerings;
Knowledge and experience will a full range of technology from Google apps to Canvas;
A valid NYS teacher’s license (please note: this is not required, however licensure is a plus); and
The ability to change and evolve to meet the needs of students and constantly strive to evolve their practice and embrace the spirit of being a learner not a knower.
Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to: Ryan Burke, Head of Upper School at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send a fax or paper copy.
Allendale Columbia School, as an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age or disability. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students.
About Allendale Columbia School
Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent co-ed college prep school for students in nursery through grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world–and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community. Visit the school’s 33-acre campus at 519 Allens Creek Road in Rochester, New York or website at www.AllendaleColumbia.org.