Kirby School seeks a high-school history teacher for the 2019–2020 school year.
The ideal candidate possesses some or all of the following: an appropriate teaching credential, an advanced degree in history, ample experience in the context of independent and/or public secondary schools, and a commitment to inclusion and diversity in the classroom and in curriculum development. Because Kirby’s history program places strong emphasis on writing, candidates should also be good writers and effective editors of student work.
This position would constitute 100% of FTE and includes health benefits and a salary base that are competitive with CAIS norms. Interested and qualified candidates should email History Department Chair Kirstin Olsen at email@example.com. Please attach a cover letter, current resume, at least two letters of reference, and at least one of the following: a piece of your own writing (published or not), an anonymized student essay showing your comments, and/or a brief statement of your approach to the teaching of academic research and writing.
Kirby offers small class sizes and a highly collaborative faculty. For more information about our academic program, mission, and philosophy, please visit https://kirby.org. Kirby’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Kirby's salary schedule takes into consideration years of teaching experience, teaching credentials, graduate units, and advanced degrees
About Kirby School
Kirby School provides an education of the highest quality in both academics and the arts. Kirby prepares middle and high school students to succeed in college, to become informed and engaged citizens, and to lead active, healthy lives of on-going inquiry. Our distinguished Faculty challenges students through rigorous coursework while cultivating an enthusiasm for learning within a friendly, caring, and safe environment. The School recognizes students as unique human beings and fosters an inclusive and diverse educational community based upon mutual respect.
Georgiana Bruce Kirby is an independent, co-educational day school for grades 6 through 12 and is a member of, and is accredited by, the California Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Kirby’s CEEB Code is 053290. Established in 1994, Kirby was named for a Santa Cruz pioneer who devoted her life to education, freedom, and enfranchisement. The School was founded on the belief that students who are respected and encouraged will exhibit great enthusiasm for learning and achieve at the highest ...levels.
Sixty-two percent of Kirby’s 45 faculty members hold advanced degrees, including 8 Doctorates and 20 Masters Degrees. Fine and performing arts teachers have augmented their formal degrees with extensive professional experience.
Kirby enrolls 273 students: 100 in the middle school (6-8) and 173 in the high school (9-12). The graduating Class of 2017 had 44 students. Kirby’s average class size is 12. The school admits students on their ability to be successful in a rigorous academic environment without regard to race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical disability, national origin or other legally protected status.