The Upper School (grades 9-12) seeks candidates for a full-time, long-term sub position in our History Department. The Upper School’s History Department guides students to a deeper understanding of the present through critical investigation of the past, while creating reflective global citizens. We seek an individual who is dynamic, professional, and comfortably implements student-centered, inquiry-based learning strategies in the classroom. The ideal candidate will support the Department’s mission statement and be able to differentiate instruction for a variety of diverse learning needs including English Language Learners and students with accommodations.
Responsibilities include planning, teaching and assessments for four sections of History. Courses include one section of Ancient World History, two sections of US History, and one section of Latin American History.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications: Candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in History, or a closely related field, and ELL training/certification is desirable. Candidates will have, at a minimum, two years of full-time high school teaching experience. The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with Upper School students in a supportive college-preparatory environment. Candidates should possess basic computer literacy for both administrative and instructional purposes, strong interpersonal, and written communication skills. Knowledge of Quaker history and education is desirable, but not required.
Physical Requirements: Standing and sitting for extended periods of time; the ability to navigate stairs; mobility around a large campus with uneven pavement; bending and squatting; and lifting/carrying boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.
Commitment to Diversity
Sandy Spring Friends School embraces the Quaker testimony of Equality and seeks applicants who represent all backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We greatly value our diverse student population with 42% of students self-identifying as people of color and 89 international students representing 21 different countries. We actively seek faculty representative of our students’ diversity. Click to learn more about diversity at Sandy Spring Friends School. Special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
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About Sandy Spring Friends School
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Frie...nds School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.