Thomas Jefferson School seeks a Social Studies faculty member for the 2019-2020 academic year. As a liberal-arts institution, Thomas Jefferson School values individuals with talents and passions in more than one field; all full-time faculty teach in more than one department.
A full-time teaching load is considered three year-long courses. Two of these courses would be within the Social Studies Department, with possibilities at both the middle- and high-school levels, up through AP. Possibilities for the third course depend upon a candidate’s background and areas of expertise outside of social studies.
Faculty responsibilities also include:
Advisory: Advising and monitoring the academic and social/emotional development of approximately eight students across all grade levels and communicating regularly their parents/guardians
Boarding Program: Performing evening and/or weekend supervision on campus (approximately 30-40 hours of supervisory duties, plus 30 hours of on-call responsibilities, over the course of the school year)
Coaching, Clubs, Study Hall Supervision: Serving as an athletic coach, study hall supervisor, or club adviser as assigned
School Trips: Sharing chaperoning duties for school-sponsored student trips in the fall
School Community: Attending or participating in extracurricular activities such as social and cultural activities, sports events, clubs and student organizations
On-campus housing may be a possibility, though not required.
Thomas Jefferson School is a small, coed boarding and day school for students in grades 7-12. We are known for our strong liberal-arts focus, high-ability students, and close-knit, international community. TJ is consistently ranked among the top boarding schools in the nation and was rated last year by Niche as the most diverse private school in Missouri. For more information about our school, visit www.tjs.org and refer to our Statement of Faculty Excellence.
Mission: Thomas Jefferson School gives its students the strongest possible academic background through a classical education. Within a nurturing community, students develop a responsibility for their own learning and a desire to lift up the world with beauty and intellect.
Please send a letter of interest and current résumé to: Jane Roth, Director of Academics (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please put “FACULTY OPENING” in the subject line.
relevant educational background
familiarity with applicable instructional practices, resources, and technologies
commitment to continuous professional growth
collegial spirit, positive outlook, and a sense of humor
genuine appreciation of both middle- and high-school students
About Thomas Jefferson School
Thomas Jefferson School is a small, non-sectarian, boarding-and-day, coeducational, college-prep school for high-achieving students in grades 7-12.
Please visit our website for more information.