Our high school Humanities program reaches across History, Literature, Rhetoric, Economics, and Theology. Because of the integrated objective of our program, candidates with experience and capacity to teach across the Humanities curriculum are valuable. Please note interests and qualifications in your cover letter.
Live out a Christian lifestyle and clearly demonstrate a Christian worldview in daily actions. See Philosophy and Doctrinal Statement on our website for more information.
Provide day-to-day instructional excellence to every student
Advise a small number of students over the course of their education in the high school
Actively support and promote the school's philosophy, mission, and goals
Work cooperatively with fellow-staff members and administrators in curriculum design, assessment and implementation as it pertains to specific grade levels and programs
Regularly communicate and work cooperatively with parents to meet the needs of the students
Coordinate and implement appropriate student assessments and utilize results in a prescriptive, constructive manner to promote student learning
Actively support Regents through participation in school sponsored events and activities
Participate in staff development and team meetings
Qualified candidates will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in their specific discipline (Masters preferred), at least three to five years of relevant high school or collegiate classroom teaching experience, and Christian maturity that demonstrates a desire and capacity to create a healthy classroom environment and develop a commitment to learning in students. Successful candidates will have experience and expertise in the following:
Understanding pedagogical skills and objectives in a classical, Christian model.
Teaching through student discussions and extensive researched writing assignments while providing timely and instructive evaluation.
High self-understanding, interpersonal communication, self-organization, and motivation.
This position will frequently interact with students, parents, faculty, and administrators and requires strong interpersonal competency and the ability to build trust and rapport.
Employment Agreement Dates: Must be available for New Teacher Orientation.
About the School of Rhetoric
Our High School’s unofficial motto might be ‘work hard, play hard, laugh hard’. Though rigorous in curriculum and expectations, our student body is made up of academically average and above average students, almost all of whom are involved in Athletics, Performing and Visual Arts, clubs and societies, and service to the school and community. Ours is a balance of exhorting students to not accept low expectations for what young people can do while also helping them make hard decisions between multiple "excellent" things.
At the center of our education in the high school are analysis and critical thinking--the students' ability and exercise of understanding and ordering their knowledge on any particular topic into the context of their understanding of everything else. Articulating in writing and speech both questions and understanding are therefore regular and constant activity in all subjects. We deliberately foster an environment that encourages mature personal relationships and individual study. While education inherently includes graded performance on assessments and tests which can foster anxiety and unhealthy competition, the environment most conducive to learning is relaxed, personal, and safe--a result of relationships with adults whom are trustworthy, caring, and supportive. Those relationships are the most important asset in our school.
About Regents School of Austin
Regents School of Austin is a unique K-12 school that educates 1,000 students on an 82-acre campus in southwest Austin. Our mission is to provide a classical, Christian education, founded upon and informed by a Christian worldview, that equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true, good and beautiful, and challenges them to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man. Regents is well recognized by peers for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, curriculum, students' achievement, parental involvement, and community support.
WORKING AT REGENTS
The academic community at Regents is shaped by the excellence of the faculty, small class sizes, and the continuity of the K-12 program. Regents employees are engaged in an environment that is team-oriented and emergent. To ensure that our faculty is continually developing their skills in accordance with our performance objectives, we have a strong professional growth program. Even so, Regents culture is highly sensitive to the need for work/life balance and believes God made us to work from our rest.