CITYterm at the Masters School seeks a full time, residential Math Teacher starting in August, 2019. This position is a ten-month, paid teaching position that includes housing. This teacher will lead three sections of high school math (could include classes in Probability & Statistics, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and/or Calculus) for 11th and 12th grade students. The team member will report to CITYterm’s Director and receive coaching from CITYterm’s Associate Director of Studies. Ideally this position will be filled by someone willing to make a two-year minimum commitment.
This role is an entry-level or early-in-career position that is perfect for individuals interested in teaching in a collaborative, innovative setting. The residential math teacher’s time is divided into three parts: 60% math teacher, 10% Urban Core collaborator and 30% residential faculty.
As a math teacher, this person should be able to teach classes in Probability & Statistics, Algebra II/Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus for 11th and 12th grade students from across the country. There will also be the opportunity to teach small sections of AB & BC Calculus. The math teacher is challenged to differentiate lesson plans and instructional approaches within each class in order to keep students on track to return to their sending schools. To support differentiation and strong teacher-student relationships, CITYterm’s math classes are quite small (average class size is six or seven students).
In addition to teaching math, this teacher has the opportunity to participate in and learn from CITYterm’s Urban Core curriculum. The Urban Core is CITYterm’s interdisciplinary humanities curriculum that utilizes New York City as its primary text and classroom. The residential math teacher will have the opportunity to participate in Urban Core classes, contribute to curricular design and lead student expeditions to New York City.
As a member of the residential team, this person will serve as a dorm parent. Being a member of the residential team affords this team member the chance to know students in a variety of formal and informal settings.
Teach 3 math sections of 2 - 10 students (Algebra II through BC Calculus)
Work with and receive mentoring from CITYterm’s Associate Director of Studies (an experienced math teacher)
Collaborate with faculty team to scaffold curriculum and learning environment: including participation in weekly curriculum and community faculty meetings
Participate in designing and co-teaching Urban Core classes and NYC expeditions (encouraged as time allows)
Contributing to the development of a cohesive residential environment by collaborating with residential faculty
Join weekly trips into New York City when on duty
Advise 3-5 students (includes assessment of select student assignments and lead writing role on collaborative assessment for midterm and end of semester)
Attend full group activities including morning meeting, work crew and culminating events such as student art exhibits, film festivals and presentations
Skills and Characteristics:
A belief in a flexible intelligence/growth mindset
Love of mathematics
Flexibility in teaching to a range of mathematical ability and background
Creativity in building math curricula to suit each entering class
Ability to juggle residential and curricular demands
Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students
Professionalism and strong relationship building skills that transfer across students, parents, and partner schools
Openness to collaboration and a “whatever it takes” attitude
Sense of humor
Highly capable in Microsoft Word (proficiency in Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint preferred, but not required)
Bachelor’s degree (in mathematics or related field)
0 - 2 years of work experience
Prior experience with high-school students
Prior experience in residential learning communities as a camp counselor, residential advisor or dorm parent (strongly preferred, but not required)
Understanding of (or willingness to learn about) constructivist learning theory, experience-based learning and/or deep learning theory
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.