The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 80 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and expects applicants to have a commitment to diversity and social justice. We firmly believe that we are a richer, more creative and dynamic institution when our collective is built with a diverse set of community members. The Northwest School strives for its faculty and student body to reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply
The Northwest School seeks Upper School Humanities Teachers for full and part time positions beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. In your cover letter, please express your interest in full or part time employment. Available courses include teaching ESL Humanities to our English Language Learners.
Essential Functions Include:
Teach Humanities to upper school students. The Humanities program in grades 9–11 combines the study of literature, history, philosophy, culture and art history in a three-year, chronological sequence. These double-credit courses meet state requirements in both English and history. Seniors work on a political campaign through the November elections and take year-long elective seminars. To read more about the Humanities program, please visit the department website: http://northwestschool.org/our-programs/upper-school-curriculum/humanities
Serve as an advisor to a group of students by guiding their social and academic progress.
Coordinate curricula with other Humanities teachers and grade level teachers.
Plan and participate in a 2 week intensive course known as a Summit each year.
Participate fully in the life of the school which includes collaborating effectively and collegially with a teaching team, grade-level, and department; engage regularly in formal, ongoing professional development beyond school based in-service; support colleagues and the school by substituting for absent teachers; participate in meetings, committees, and community gatherings; and know, understand, and uphold the mission, philosophy and values of the school. All teachers contribute to the school mission and community with activities such as supporting student SEL, interest groups (clubs), social events, and grade level trips.
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission, values, and philosophy, especially related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
A bachelor's degree and 3 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
Demonstrated success with culturally responsive pedagogy.
A degree in race and ethnic studies and/or a background in anti-racist pedagogy and activism.
An ability and flexibility to teach in any grade or track of Humanities, including providing examples of potential HUM 12 Literature and Social Studies classes they might teach. (click here to view current scope and offerings in the Humanities department http://northwestschool.org/our-programs/upper-school-curriculum/humanities)
Experience in curriculum development based on culturally responsive and racial justice teaching models.
A master's degree and 5 years of teaching experience is preferred.
Salary is highly competitive with top independent schools in the region and commensurate with education and experience and includes all professional responsibilities of a teacher, both in the classroom and community contributions. The Northwest School offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life and accident insurance coverage, fully paid for employee only coverage. A retirement program matches up to 6% of an employee's salary after one year of service in a 403(b) plan. An intentional, mission focused school culture, generous time off, lunch, access to the on-site fitness facility, an exceptional commitment to professional development, and a unique urban location are also benefits of working at the Northwest School.
About The Northwest School
The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 75 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and actively encourages applicants with a commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.