The Upper School History and Social Sciences Department at St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced educator with the academic background, professional experience, and interest to teach boys history and English in Grades 9-12. The ideal candidate would be an adaptable teacher who has the disposition and breadth of knowledge to teach a wide variety of courses within the History and Social Sciences Department as well as the breadth of experience to teach a course in the English Department as needed. Specifically for the 2019-2020 school year, the position will include teaching one or both of our introductory, required history courses, Foundations of World Studies – prehistory to 1450 and Modern World History – 1450 to the present. The ideal candidate could also teach courses such as economics and psychology, for example. In addition to his or her teaching assignment, a strong candidate will also serve as an advisor in the St. Mark’s advisory program and should have a desire to participate in activities that occur outside of the classroom, such as sponsoring a club and camping in our outdoor program.
St. Mark’s School of Texas is a vibrant learning community, and successful candidates will have a love of working with boys and will be generative in the ways they think about teaching and learning. Character and leadership education is an important element of the School’s program that spans all Divisions and is integrated throughout the curriculum.
Teaching four sections of courses, which could consist of a combination of history and English courses
History and Social Science courses would likely include the 9th grade introduction course, Foundations of World Studies, and the subsequent 10th grade course, Modern World History
Contributing to the broader community by participating in the wilderness program, club program, or athletic program, depending on experience
A minimum of five years of teaching experience at the high school level
The ability to teach across the history and English disciplines
A love of subject matter and an enthusiasm for working with young people and colleagues
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.