Position Description: At The Athenian School, Computational Thinking is one of our key learning outcomes for an Athenian student. This instructional role helps to deliver on this promise across four grade levels by introducing students to computational thinking, providing in-roads to AP-level Computer Science curriculum, and providing opportunities for advanced students to thrive through advanced experiential seminars in data structures and algorithms This full-time faculty position will teach four classes per term. A full-time faculty position includes academic and community responsibilities, such as advising.
Core Qualifications: • A desire to embrace the School's mission and academic objectives • Demonstrated commitment to education for democracy, justice, equity, inclusion, community service, and environmental stewardship • Four-year degree in mathematics, science, and/or engineering • Selfless dedication to teaching and learning • Ability to teach the Introduction to programming class in Python or another suitable language for beginners • Proficiency in Java, Python or other programming languages suitable for beginners, and object-oriented program design • Knowledge of advanced data structures and the core algorithms in computer science
Preferred Qualifications: • A graduate degree in mathematics, science, or engineering, or professional experience in the computer science field • 2+ years of classroom teaching experience • Understanding of independent schools • Experience working in a boarding school with an international student population Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, and a daily prepared lunch.
About The Athenian School
The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 530 students, including 60 boarding students, 40 of whom are international students. For more information about Athenian’s unique educational program, applicants are encouraged to visit our website: www.athenian.org.
Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all teaching and professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individu...al, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.
Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe, our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change. We ask that all candidates take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy.
The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.