We seek a Department Chair and Upper School (9-12) Teacher for our History & Social Sciences Department.
The school's educational approach recognizes that every student learns academic content when it is presented in a way that values their particular learning profile, their social and emotional development, and their growth in the school's identified competencies.
We seek a department leader who is an innovative and experienced teacher of history and/or social sciences, with mastery in modern and progressive pedagogies (e.g., project-based learning), and deep understanding of curriculum design. Candidates should be enthusiastic about contemporary, constructivist approaches to teaching history and social science. Experience as a department chair is preferred, but not required.
Ideal candidates for working in our culture possess an innovative mindset, are able to collaborate easily and naturally with others, while also being self-directed. Our faculty also work as advisers, and candidates should demonstrate the ability to connect with students to develop healthy and supportive relationships.
Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in history or a social science field, with a master’s degree preferred, and five or more years of teaching experience.
The position begins August 2019.
The school is a private, independent, day school for grades preschool through 12, located in Rhode Island. The school is focused on contemporary and innovative teaching, and an interactive educational experience that prepares students to become leaders and lifelong learners. Our diverse student body is challenged academically and afforded opportunities not found at other schools. Every student matters in our community, which allows for individualized instruction and creates a familial setting throughout campus. Upper, Middle, and Lower School students interact with each other and faculty in ways that create a distinct learning dynamic. Our mission is the educate the whole child.