The Ranney School Upper School seeks a mathematics teacher who can teach all levels of high school math but with particular ability to teach advanced courses such as AP Calculus BC and Multivariable Calculus. The Upper school offers Algebra I through Multivariable Calculus and occasionally supports a student who has exhausted the math curriculum either through independent study or online programming (Linear Algebra, for ex.). The ability to support the latter is also desirable.
Candidates will ideally have an advanced degree in mathematics, math education, or a related field. Experience teaching in an independent school setting is also ideal.
Key Skills and Qualities:
A passion for educating adolescents.
Expertise in all levels of math, but especially AP Calculus BC and Multivariable Calculus
Interest in supporting recent STEAM efforts: The ability to teach an occasional section of computer science, robotics, or engineering
Interest in interdisciplinary studies and the intersection of math and other disciplines
A passion for education itself, for inspiring meaningful and relevant learning, and for high academic standards
A growth mindset
Collegial interactions with one's peers and kind and positive interactions with students and parents
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Teach five sections of Upper School math
Participate in the Upper School's “Maymester” program, a newly launched experiential education program that occurs at the end of May and beginning of June.
In addition to a full-time teaching schedule, faculty serve as advisors, mentor students in co-curricular activities (coaching athletics, if possible), participate in division and department meetings, serve on school-wide committees and in various supervisory roles. Developing strong relationships with students and colleagues is critical for one's success at Ranney and for the school's successful accomplishment of its mission.
Please submit an application dossier compiled into one, single PDF file and emailed to Upper School Head, Dr. Greg Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org). The dossier must include a cover letter, a CV/resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of three to five professional references. References will not be checked without first notifying candidates. The subject line of the email should read “Ranney US Math Application.” Please name the PDF file with the following format: “[Applicant Last Name] Ranney US Math Application.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and priority will be given to applicants who apply before April 15.
About Ranney School
Ranney School is dedicated to engaging its students in an exemplary, well-rounded education, one that promotes the development of every child’s intellectual, personal, creative, and moral promise. By serving a diverse community that values a rigorous, wide-ranging program of study, Ranney students are inspired to reach their full potential. Guided by dedicated and compassionate professionals, the Ranney experience is distinguished by the heartfelt bond between student and teacher — the hallowed principle celebrating the unique nature of every child. In an environment with contemporary learning resources, students learn the value of contributing to their local and global communities through leadership and service. The school’s motto — Knowledge, Vision, Honor — is as much an inspiration as it is a social imperative, one that informs the thinking and actions of our students. Awakening students’ intellectual potential and encouraging them to communicate with confidence in their own unique voice remains fundamental to the Ranney experience. The ultimate success of our students is the result of a simple yet powerful mission-promise…every child will be known and valued.