The Academy of the Holy Cross is accepting resumes for Theology Teachers, Full-time for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic College preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
All faculty and staff must demonstrate a commitment to the Core Values of the Academy: community, Catholic identity, academic excellence, educating the whole person, tradition, diversity, leadership, single-sex education, environment and communication.
The Theology Department works to guide students toward a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to communicate a truly Christian worldview in which issues of today's challenging environment are seen in the light of eternity. With a firm foundation in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition as outlined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, we challenge students to draw connections, build community, serve the marginalized and choose the good freely and with joy.
The ideal candidate will teach classes of World Religions and/or Catholic Theology to high school students. The high-school senior World Religions course integrates the academic study of religion with the Catholic practice of inter-religious dialogue and surveys Judaism, the history of Christianity, Islam, Indigenous Religions, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Develop lesson plans, write assessments and maintain academic standards
Embraces technology, as appropriate, to enrich our students' learning experience
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide a productive, encouraging and stimulating classroom environment
Evaluates and provides timely feedback on student progress appropriate to the level of instruction, and makes curricular adjustments in accordance with student needs
With the department Chair, selects and requisitions books, instructional aids and instructional supplies
Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress
Participates in curriculum development and related programs
Theology teachers should have at least one of the following degrees from an accredited Catholic Institution:
Graduate degree in Theology, Divinity, Religious Studies or Religious Education
Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, Religion or Religious Studies
Bachelor of Arts with a minor (18 credits) in Theology, Religion or Religious studies
Experience teaching Theology and/or Religion in an academic context
Effective communication skills and a willingness to work collaboratively within the community
Must be comfortable teaching students in an all girls Catholic School
Experience with teaching or working with an iPad is desirable
About Academy of the Holy Cross
The Academy of the Holy Cross, is a private, Catholic high school (grades 9 - 12) for young women located in Kensington, MD. The college preparatory program reflects a holistic approach to education by fostering the intellectual, physical and moral development of the students. The school is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and has been in continuous operation in the Archdiocese since 1868.