The American Hebrew Academy is seeking a qualified and experienced educator to fill a fulltime mathematics position. Academy students are required to successfully complete at least one mathematics course each academic year. With an average class size of twelve, academy students are taught by an esteemed faculty most of whom have advanced degrees in their field (67% hold master’s degrees while 31% hold doctorates or Rabbinic ordination). The ideal candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness teaching a broad range of high school mathematics courses, perhaps including AP Calculus and/or AP Statistics. Eagerness to engage with students mathematically as mathematics club advisor or mathematics competition coach is a plus. Non-boarding faculty members serve as academic advisors to approximately 6 students each year and are required to participate in limited extracurricular and residential life activities.
Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, the American Hebrew Academy is the only international Jewish college preparatory boarding school. The academy is situated on a stunning one-hundred-acre, wooded campus. Campus facilities include a 22-acre lake with boathouse, dock, kayaks and sailboats, an 88,000 square foot athletic center with exercise room, racquetball court, rock-climbing wall, eight-lane competition indoor swimming pool, basketball arena, and snack bar. The campus has eight tennis courts, three soccer fields, a baseball field, a softball field, a soccer stadium, and composite rubberized 400-meter track. Students from 31 states and 38 countries engage with a rigorous college preparatory education while exploring their Jewish identity in our unique dual-curriculum program. Our student body, evenly divided by gender and by domestic and international status, includes some local day students among the large proportion of boarding students.
A bachelor’s degree in mathematics or mathematics education; a master’s degree is preferred. · A minimum of three years high school or college teaching experience.
· Demonstrated mastery of both mathematics and pedagogy.
· Enthusiasm to teach students at levels and abilities in an encouraging yet demanding way.
· Capacity to be a role model for young people in both formal and informal settings.
· Ability to work effectively in collegial relationships.
· Commitment to continued professional development.
· Strong written and oral communication skills.
· Desire to build relationships with students, in and out of the classroom.
· Experience teaching international students is not required but is certainly beneficial.
Major responsibilities of our full-time mathematics faculty members include, but are not limited to:
· Teaching up to six sections, including Advisory, in a creative, student-centered manner, including the integration of current technology as a dynamic tool for teaching and learning.
· Assessing student performance frequently, using a variety of formative and summative tools, and providing appropriate feedback to guide student growth.
· Participating in departmental planning and shared responsibilities.
· Serving as an academic advisor for up to eight students.
· Fulfilling requirements of residential life responsibilities, approximately 4 hours per month
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
All General Studies faculty report to the Dean of Academics and serve as full-time employees for ten months. The Academy offers competitive salaries commensurate with a candidate’s qualifications, credentials, and level of experience. A two-month paid summer recess is provided together with other paid holidays 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.