Riverdale’s history department is seeking an enthusiastic, collegial, and knowledgeable faculty member to help develop deep historical understanding in Middle and Upper School students. This position will likely be split between the Middle and Upper Schools, though the exact parameters depend on the candidate's strengths. Our curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary learning, including "Constructing America," an 11th grade American Studies course team-taught by History and English faculty, as well as Integrated Liberal Studies, a required senior course that examines the questions, "Who are we?" and "How are we meant to live?"
Other curricula include: history of New York City in 6th grade; simulation based Civics course in 7th grade; comparative ancient cultures course in 8th grade; a two year world history sequence in 9th and 10th grades; electives dictated both by departmental need and faculty interest and expertise. Teachers with expertise in both American and non-Western history are especially attractive. Our ideal candidate helps students learn formal historical analysis in addition to making connections to contemporary life.
All candidates for Riverdale teaching positions should demonstrate an interest in engaging students in an environment that is both supportive and rigorous and will participate in community activities including advising groups, service opportunities, or other co-curricular activities. Our Middle School and Upper School are located together on the Hill Campus, so candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching across the divisions are especially attractive. A bachelor's degree is required; master's and doctoral degree holders will receive additional consideration, as will those with previous teaching experience. Interested candidates should apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Riverdale welcomes candidates from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences.
It is the policy of Riverdale Country School to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national and ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, disability, military status, or any other basis protected by applicable law to all qualified employees and applicants for employment.
About Riverdale Country School
Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Riverdale seeks to reflect the diversity of the New York metropolitan area in its students, faculty, and staff. The school enrolls about 1,100 students who collectively reside in 104 different zip codes. Approximately 37% of our student body are students of color. The school spans two separate campuses that comprise 27.5 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.