As with all positions at Day School, faculty hold much more than a job. Educators enjoy the opportunity to be part of an intellectual, interesting, and supportive learning community with a myriad of ways to engage students, families, and colleagues as everyone participates in the life of the school. All Day School faculty and staff are asked to focus actions and decisions on what is best for the school and the students.
This is an exciting time to join the Day School faculty as the school embraces its tradition of innovation in leading the Evansville community in delivering a real world, forward thinking education for the global leaders of tomorrow. This includes more experiential learning, the Innovation Lab, Intersession, and increased use of technology.
The Upper School Social Studies teacher develops students’ ability to read, think, write, and speak critically about the study of history with an emphasis on analysis, themes, and connections to current events. This position teaches a variety of Social Studies levels, including Advanced Placement.
A successful teacher in this position has the flexibility to teach unique and diverse groups of students using a variety of facilitation and assessment methods and resources. As a member of a small Upper School faculty, a successful candidate must also be able to work closely with and communicate collaboratively with fellow teachers to ensure a positive Upper School environment.
Teach required Social Studies courses for grades 9 through 12
Collaborate with English and History teachers to form a Humanities department
Forge and maintain partnerships related to class material, including Univ. of Evansville’s Changemaker Challenge, Junior Achievement, National Geographic, and Law Day
Participate in the life of the Upper School through coaching and/or advising a club/activities, serving on committees, and attending school events
Serve as advisor to Upper School students and student organizations
Implement innovative methods and utilize appropriate resources and technologies to engage students and deepen their interest in and understanding of history and social studies
Pursue ongoing professional development
Participate in (or lead) faculty, divisional, and departmental meetings
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Four-year degree in History or related field required (Master’s preferred)
Experience teaching History and/or Social Studies, preferably at the high school level
Innovative and flexible, and embraces Day School’s Portrait of a Graduate
Excellent work ethic, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Appreciation for the unique character and special demands of working at an independent school
Ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team
Ability to meet deadlines, balance competing priorities, and maintain a sense of humor
Passion for education and the EDS mission
About Evansville Day School
Evansville Day School (EDS), in partnership with parents, offers a student-centered, college preparatory program supported by a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that encourages each student from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit. Founded in 1946, EDS is the only independent school in the Southwest Indiana (Evansville tri-state) region and enrolls approximately 300 students (including around 90 students in the Upper School). EDS boasts a 40 acre wooded campus, an impressively diverse student body, 100% four-year college placement, and a professional and innovative faculty and staff.