Hackley School seeks a middle and upper school (grades 5-12) history teacher and Public Forum debate coach for September 2019. The ideal candidate will have the appropriate academic background (preferably a BA in history) and experience in both teaching as well as high school and/or college debate (preferably Public Forum and parliamentary formats). The ideal candidate will also be knowledgeable in several areas of historical study, comfortable working with a curriculum that employs a variety of primary and secondary sources, and adept at and eager to build students’ research and writing abilities. Candidates should also have a strong interest in the academic, social, and emotional well-being of Middle and Upper School students; be eager to work collaboratively and with good humor with the History Department and the broader faculty community; and be excited to work as an academic advisor to Middle or Upper School students. The candidate will teach history classes and debate classes during the school day, organize team practices and meetings outside the school day, coordinate travel details for off-campus tournaments, travel with the Public Forum team as lead chaperone, and assist with the administrative details of the debate program. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Andy King, Upper School Director, at email@example.com.
About Hackley School
Located on a 285-acre woodland campus in Tarrytown, NY, Hackley School is a K-12 coeducational day and five-day boarding school. Visitors are drawn to the beauty of Hackley’s historic Quad, yet the School’s facilities – library , Upper School classrooms, athletics fields and cross country trails opened within the last year, and recently added Lower School, Middle School and Science facilities on a gracefully designed campus – rival those of nationally known boarding schools.
For 113 years, Hackley has welcomed all with the words carved over the entry: “Enter here to be and find a friend.” The warmth of Hackley’s community enables both challenge and nurture, giving students the means to set and attain high personal goals. Supporting student achievement in rigorous academics, arts, athletics, and community service, Hackley honors commitment and strength of character, with a mission statement that underscores the importance of these values: “Hackley challenges students to grow in character, scholarship, and accomplishment, to offer unreserved effort, and to learn from our community’s varying perspectives and backgrounds.”
By committing energy, time, and imagination to serving ...the needs of people beyond Hackley, students experience the satisfaction of helping others and gain appreciation for the complexity and concerns of the larger community. A Hackley education prepares students to think and act with care and effectiveness both in college and beyond. Hackley is also a member of Round Square. For more information on Round Square at Hackley visit www.hackleyschool.org/roundsquare