MS History Instructor Full-Time, 10-Month Academic Position Reports to the Head of Middle School
The ideal candidate is an outstanding teacher with a solid background in and passion for teaching middle school students about history. The candidate should have a strong repertoire of tools for teaching students to read closely, think critically, and write in a variety of modes. This teacher will help students read with understanding by providing strategies for engaging with a variety of texts in many genres, both fiction and nonfiction. He/she will create a classroom with opportunities to hone skills in creative expression, communication, and collaboration. The successful candidate is also a lifelong learner who welcomes opportunities for professional development and collegial conversation leading to the development of effective, inquiry-based education.
Qualifications and skills:
Bachelor’s degree in History or related field —Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum three years of experience as a Middle School teacher.
Proficiency in educational technology and twenty-first century pedagogy.
Commitment to participate broadly in the life of the school.
Effective interpersonal skills; specifically for interacting with students and faculty members.
Demonstrated record of effectively differentiating instruction and using instructional technology.
Experience with school change and facilitating teacher collaboration.
Teach Middle School History, delivering instruction aligned with ESD’s Statement of Educational Philosophy and Mission.
Provide integral and varied support, planning, oversight, and communication as an academic advisor.
Offer significant involvement and/or leadership in an extracurricular capacity as a club advisor or athletic coach.
Participate and engage in professional activities and gatherings at team, departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
Use appropriate technology in support of the curriculum of the twenty-first century global classroom.
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
Work closely with colleagues on the school’s curricular initiatives
Participate in and contribute to the life of the school beyond the classroom
Serve as a club advisor and/or athletic coach (Coaching is highly encouraged; the following Assistant Coaching opportunities are currently available: Crew, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Lacrosse & Cross Country)
Engage in professional activities and gatherings at team, departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Episcopal School of Dallas is a faith-centered, co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school with students age 3 – Grade 12. The policy of The Episcopal School of Dallas is to recruit, hire, train and promote employees without discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, or disability.