Germantown Friends School is seeking part-time history teachers to fill one or both of two faculty leaves of absence. The first is from the first week of October until Thanksgiving and the second is from approximately the first week of February until mid-April. We welcome applications for one or both of those opportunities.
The preferred candidate will be passionate about history, innovative, well-versed in the use of Google Classroom and enthusiastic about working with upper school students. Candidates should be able to lead students in close scrutiny of social, technological, and economic history via an array of primary and secondary curriculum resources, with the central goal of fostering engaged citizenship. The ability to work with students to develop analytical thinking and clear, effective writing is essential.
Teaching responsibilities include:
Fall position: two sections of 10th-grade Ancient History
February-April position: two sections of 9th-grade Comparative Cultures and one section of 11th/12th grade Modern US Political Ideologies and Issues
- Collaboration and curriculum development with fellow grade-level teachers
- Participation in History Department and grade-level meetings and activities
- Grading and providing timely individualized feedback to students
- Posting assignments to Google Classroom
- Additional responsibilities, such as study hall and morning homeroom/advisory
A highly qualified candidate is one who:
- Holds a degree in history and/or education, Master’s degree preferred
- Enjoys and has experience teaching adolescents
- Is eager to work with students individually on their writing skills
- Is prepared to give detailed individualized feedback and guidance to students
- Has a broad range of interests and knowledge
- Has experience teaching history in a multicultural, inclusive context
- Is sensitive to individual learning styles and needs
- Is highly organized
A complete job description is available upon request.
Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate one of the following in the subject line:
History Fall position, History Spring position, or History Both positions