The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity and being part of a collaborative community.
Upper School History Faculty Seattle, WA
Part-Time (.64 FTE) 2019-2020 Academic School Year
Salary Scale based upon experience
This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details available during hiring process)
The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Upper School History Department to teach History. We are seeking a candidate who will support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that displays and proves an understanding of cultural fluency.
The successful candidate will teach three sections of history with a focus on ninth grade history and will serve as an advisor to approximately eight to ten Upper School students. The ninth grade history course is rooted in Western Civilization and covers a wide range of topics and time periods allowing students to examine the modern world while building skills in historical thinking, close reading, analytical writing, and interpretation of historical materials. Through a high level of collaboration, the ninth grade teaching team delivers a strong foundation in historical research, critical analysis, and comparative thought.
While other duties may be assigned, the successful candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below:
Be familiar with diverse learning styles
Implement an interdisciplinary, multicultural, and experiential curriculum
Participate in after-school school events such as Open House and Curriculum Night
Be flexible, energetic, and committed to working actively with students
Be able to teach three history sections in a semester system
Enrich or modify lessons, curriculum, materials and resources as needed to meet differentiated student needs and varying levels of progress inside and outside of the classroom
Collaborate with school counselors and learning specialists to establish and maintain social-emotional learning and wellness for all students
Collaborate with other members of the history faculty to create common experiences centered on student inquiry
Communicate openly, timely and supportively with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders regarding student achievement and progress
Utilize technology to support student success (e.g. Google Docs)
Successful candidates will have:
A bachelor’s degree in History is required and a graduate degree in History is preferred
Capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
Experience that will enable success in managing the key responsibilities and tasks
Appreciation for a growth-mindset approach to all students and an ability to understand and respond to the developmental needs of upper school students
Ability to collaborate with colleagues to create curriculum and programming at grade, department, division, and school-wide levels
Ability to manage deadlines and due dates accurately and efficiently
Effective communication skills, e.g. verbal, written
Ability to use technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.
If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.