The New School is looking for a passionate social studies educator to join a highly collaborative, creative faculty. The New School promotes experiential and cooperative learning, field experiences outside of school, and integrated curriculum. Full time positions also include the role of student advisor. With our commitment to small class size, our community cultivates the strengths of each student through academic excellence, artistic exploration, athletic achievement, community service, and global understanding.
We seek applicants who are interested in a dynamic relationship with their colleagues based in positivity and collegiality. In addition to daily formal teaching responsibilities, teachers are expected to participate in, and lead, activities that include but are not limited to, extra-curricular, experiential, and community service learning across grade levels. All faculty participate in overnight retreats and trips with students. As a progressive school, we expect all employees to embrace whole child education, inquiry-based practices, educating for democracy, and experiential learning pedagogies.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated use of a variety of teaching methods to support different learning styles and academic skills, as well as have successful experience teaching social studies. Candidates should find excitement in helping all students build self-confidence and understand historical perspectives and how the past informs the present and future as part of their identity formation through exploration and discovery.
Teach history classes and innovative electives and plan engaging field experiences.
Develop course curricula aligned to learning standards, create engaging lesson plans with defined learning objectives, and provide support to students in and out of class.
Maintain current and detailed documentation for all students, including information related to grading, behavior, attendance, etc.
Implement a broad range of teaching methods and employ an engaging repertoire of instruction; design authentic assessments.
Creatively meet children throughout the grades with challenging and relevant material.
Work closely with other subject teachers to develop lessons and other cross curricular activities and integrated curriculum.
Write reports, student comments, and meet with administrators to support the students.
Develop a positive, professional, and gracefully playful rapport with students and a positive relationship with colleagues.
Communicate proactively with administrators, colleagues, and parents as necessary concerning student engagement and performance.
Maintain active communications with students’ parents/guardians.
Research current trends in history content and instructional methods appropriate to teaching history to different learning styles. Share research findings with department colleagues and, if appropriate, with other teachers in the school.
Identify and participate in professional development activities and opportunities that sharpen teaching skills and broaden knowledge.
Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students in the school.
Bachelor’s degree in history or history education or related field. Master’s degree in education-related field preferred.
Minimum of 4 years of experience as a classroom teacher at the 7-12 level preferred.
Strong interest and skills in collaborating with faculty, staff, admin, and parents.
Strong verbal and writing skills
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.
Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor.
Interest to contribute to school community outside of the classroom as a coach, student advisor, student club leader, or other duties as assigned
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. and hold a current driver’s license
About The New School
About The New School
The New School is a coeducational, independent school with 400 students from toddler age
through grade eleven. The School’s mission is to empower each student through a
well-rounded experience and inspire a love of lifelong learning. Its spacious 25-acre
campus is located in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas, which is also home to the University
of Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas is the hub for several Fortune 500 companies including
Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt Trucking. This growing community has a
well-regarded national reputation as a vibrant arts community, which features the
world-renown Crystal Bridges Museum.