St. Mark’s School of Texas is seeking an experienced educator to serve as the Mathematics Department Chair beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. The Department Chair will teach three sections of mathematics while supporting and evaluating faculty, overseeing curriculum for grades 5-12, and leading conversations about teaching and learning that build on the strength of the department and the program. The Mathematics Department Chair works closely with the Associate Headmaster, Division Heads, and other Department Chairs to think strategically about the needs of the School’s overall academic program. The ideal candidate will have significant teaching experience at the high school or college level including varied leadership experiences. Moreover, candidates should have a desire to participate enthusiastically in activities outside of the classroom, such as coaching, sponsoring a club, or participating in the St. Mark’s Wilderness Program.
St. Mark’s School of Texas is a vibrant learning community, and successful candidates will have a love of working with boys and will be generative in the ways they think about teaching and learning. Character and leadership education is an important element of the School’s program that spans all Divisions and is integrated throughout the curriculum. Successful candidates will have interest in this aspect of our program and will place equal priority on the character and intellectual development of our students.
Set goals with math department members and evaluate their performance annually
Review pedagogy and consistency of assessments for all members of the department
Work with the lead teachers for all courses in the middle and upper school math curriculum to constantly review, revise, and improve curriculum as well as end-of-course tests for those courses
Coordinate supervision of and participation in math contests; includes attending contests if the teacher assumes a math team coaching role
Oversee and address questions regarding placement of students in math courses
Attend monthly school-wide department chair meetings with the Associate Headmaster
Manage the budget and approve all expenditures within the department
Monitor ongoing professional development for member of the department
Teach three sections of math at the upper and/or middle school level
Participate in the character and leadership education program
Contributing to the broader community by sponsoring a club, participating in the wilderness program, coaching an athletic sport, depending on experience
Serve as an advisor to a small group of boys
Experience / Qualifications & Skills
Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or math education required; Master’s degree preferred
Applicants with degrees in science or engineering fields who possess the relevant experience may also be considered
Strong interpersonal skills that foster genuine, positive relationships with students, faculty, and parents
Mathematical and organizational expertise to effectively coordinate the implementation of a broad curriculum
Ability to resolve conflicts in a direct and supportive manner
Knowledge of how to differentiate instruction to accommodate different learning styles. Lessons should include multiple representations of concepts, including verbal, graphical, numerical, and analytic. Candidates must communicate mathematics in a clear and expressive manner, using correct terminology and notation.
Extensive knowledge of calculators including the TI-30 and the TI-84
Experience writing examples, problems, and assessments to supplement textbooks
Experience helping students to develop organization skills such as maintaining a math notebook and note-taking
Five or more years of experience teaching mathematics at the upper and/or middle school level is required
Demonstrate a passion for the mathematics content you are assigned to deliver
A caring, nurturing demeanor combined with high expectations for student achievement
Ability to work with colleagues and boys
Qualified applicants should email a letter of interest, resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy to email@example.com.
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.