Location: Columbia, Missouri
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Position: Full-Time Humanities (English & Social Studies) Teacher
Reports to: Middle School Director
Working as a teacher at Columbia Independent School requires a wide variety of abilities but also offers a deeply rewarding experience. This is a school where you will know your students well and be their learning guides over time not only in your content area but also in their social-emotional growth. The teacher must have a deep curiosity about and proficiency understanding of the humanities broadly defined, including but not limited to English style, literature, history, and the social sciences, as well as a love for the subject that can be transferred to the students of various ages, abilities, and interests.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Seeking teachers with the ability and desire to teach all or some of the following: 6th Grade English, 6th Grade Introduction to Social Studies, one or more middle- or upper-school elective courses (based on candidate expertise and interest).
- Update and create rigorous and engaging curriculum in conjunction with the departmental goals
- Work with students on an individual basis (as needed) outside of regularly scheduled class times
- Provide regular feedback (written and verbal) to students and parents
- Update learning management course page assignments on a daily basis
- Update electronic grade books on a regular basis
- Attend faculty, divisional, and departmental meetings as scheduled
- Prepare progress reports and conduct conferences for students and parents
- Collaborate with other departments on cross-curricular connections
- Serve as an advisor to a group of 10-12 students
- Serve as an advisor for an academic club or social activity
- Provide support for and chaperone middle school functions (field trips, socials, etc.)
- Attend professional development opportunities
- Model life-long learning through personal and professional growth
- Serve as an ambassador for the school at Open Houses and other admissions or public relations activities
- Bachelor’s degree in the humanities or related field
- Teaching experience preferred
- Demonstrated passion for working with students of middle and/or upper school ages and an understanding of the developmental needs of the age groups
- Working knowledge of current technology used in humanities education, with a willingness to learn more
- Commitment to the success of every student
- Proven collaborator and team member
- Innovative and optimistic thinker
- Life-long learner with a growth mindset
- Interest in sponsoring Speech & Debate or Model UN is a plus
How to Apply
Please submit the following to email@example.com: Letter of Interest, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and Resumé/CV.
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About Columbia Independent School
Columbia Independent School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 378 students in junior kindergarten through grade twelve, located in mid-Missouri near the University of Missouri, Stephens College, and Columbia College. Founded in 1998, CIS seeks to foster superior academic, artistic, athletic, and social growth for each of its students. Students come from a variety of socio-economic, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds from Columbia and the surrounding area, as well as foreign countries. Columbia Independent School is a member of National Association of Independent Schools, ISACS, National Association for College Admission Counseling, The College Board, Educational Records Bureau, and National Honor Society.
Columbia Independent School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.