Position: Humanities Teacher, Upper Division (Grades 6-8) Location: New York, NY Start: August 2018
Why Teach at Avenues? There is no place quite like Avenues. We are a top-tier school in New York City that offers a truly global education, one that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Our faculty bring widely diverse experiences, but we are all committed to creating a unique educational experience together. We foster a culture of creativity, entrepreneurship, and deep collaboration. We teach and learn through challenging interdisciplinary projects. And we offer unparalleled possibilities for professional learning prospects around the globe.
Deep Collaboration and Constant Evolution Collaboration isn't a buzzword here--it's woven into everything we do. We have built substantial time to collaborate into our schedule. Teacher teams across multiple disciplines design learning experiences for a whole grade level. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other, and seeking to improve.
What You’ll Do Humanities teachers guide students to become informed, skilled, and empathic agents of change. We introduce students to key civilizations, movements, and forces that have shaped our past, and we help them explore the great issues and challenges facing our local and global communities today. Through a range of approaches--including historical thinking skills, exploring works of art and literature, design thinking, and project-based work across multiple disciplines--we equip students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to make a difference in the world.
More broadly, all teachers at Avenues:
ensure students achieve key learning outcomes
collaboratively plan discipline-based and interdisciplinary curriculum using backwards design
co-construct with students an engages, high-standards, welcoming and safe classroom environment
practice cultural competence in the classroom and workplace
inspire trust and confidence among guardians and families through regular, proactive communication
contribute to the broader community of our NYC campus and global network
What You’ll Bring
An exemplary track record of student learning in your past teaching
strong content knowledge in one or more relevant fields, such as literacy, social studies, history or geography
experience with, or interest in, interdisciplinary, project-based teaching
intellectual curiosity and the humility to reflect on, and continually grow in, your teaching practice
commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
a strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website (http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/).
Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.