The American Hebrew Academy is seeking a qualified and experienced teacher to fill a fulltime social studies position. This teacher will join a capable department comfortable in working collaboratively with each other in teaching a vertically-integrated course of study. Three years of study in the department are required for graduation. A variety of senior-level elective courses are also offered. Teachers are expected to teach any of the three required courses, which require knowledge of historical thinking skills, twentieth-century world history, and United States history. Non-residential faculty members also serve as academic advisors to a small group of students and meet requirements for participating in a limited number of extracurricular and residential life activities outside of school hours.
The American Hebrew Academy is the world’s only international Jewish college preparatory boarding school. Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Academy is recognized for its academic excellence. The school is in the city’s suburbs on a one-hundred-acre, wooded campus. Academically-motivated students come here from 31 states and 38 countries for the opportunity of a rigorous college preparatory education while strengthening and exploring their Jewish identity. Approximately 90 percent of students live on campus. The student body is evenly divided by gender and by domestic and international status.
The Academy seeks a full-time social studies teacher. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teaching a full load of up to six sections, with all expectations of proper assessment of student performance and administrative responsibilities relating to the position.
Participating in departmental planning and shared responsibilities.
Serving as an academic advisor for up to eight students.
Fulfilling requirements of residential life responsibilities.
A master’s degree in history/social studies education is strongly preferred.
A minimum of three years or more of high school teaching experience.
An educational specialty in United States, European, or Global Studies is desired.
A demonstrated ability to work with students at all grade levels and abilities, including those for whom English is not their first language, in an affirming yet demanding manner.
A demonstrated mastery of pedagogy and subject area knowledge.
A demonstrated ability to serve as a role model for young people in both formal and informal settings.
An enthusiasm for collaboration and a demonstrated ability to work effectively in collegial relationships.
As a boarding school with a large proportion of its current enrollment living on campus in houses staffed by a house team of house parents, assistant houseparents, a student life associate, and a senior prefect (madricha/madrich) and with a full array of interscholastic athletics and arts opportunities for its students, there is opportunity for new faculty members to participate more fully in the Academy experience. Especially of interest are candidates who:
Are qualified to coach a team sport.
Have an interest in living on campus and serving as part of a residential life team.
Salary and Benefits
The Academy offers competitive salaries commensurate with a candidate’s qualifications, credentials, and level of experience, and benefits that include health insurance, long-term disability, pension plan, and sick/personal days.
Statement of Employment Policy
Discrimination based on an individual’s sex (including gender or pregnancy), race, color, national origin, veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status is strictly prohibited at the American Hebrew Academy.
The Academy provides equal employment opportunities for individuals regardless of religion in most positions with the Academy. However, the Academy is committed to the growth and teaching of Jewish values, traditions, and practices of the Jewish faith to the students enrolled. Thus, while the Academy employs many who are not Jewish, even persons who are not Jewish will be expected to demonstrate and promote Jewish values, traditions, and beliefs where necessary to meet the requirements of their positions. There are certain positions at the Academy that require the individual employed to be Jewish in accordance with Jewish law. The Academy reserves the right to determine which positions will be held exclusively by Jewish employees to best meet the needs the mission of the school.
The above position statement is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be constructed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.