Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional and highly qualified educator for a full-time teaching position in the History and Social Studies Department at the Middle School (grades 7-9). The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of world history, with a focus on non-Western civilizations, specifically African, Middle Eastern, and/or Latin American history. Candidates should be versatile enough to teach an elective course outside of the history department, such as Library and Technology, Public Speaking, or Debate. Candidates will also be prepared to integrate themselves in the life of the school. The History department values team teaching, innovation and collegiality.
Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
Minimum -- Bachelor's degree in History or a similar field; MA preferred;
Experience and expertise that aligns with our World Civilizations and American History and Government courses;
Demonstrated collegiality, collaboration, teamwork, and organization;
Ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and foster an innovative and creative learning environment;
Zeal for working with adolescents;
Enthusiasm to become part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and attending events outside their particular field of responsibility.
This position is full-time, starting in August for the 2019-20 school year.