Windward School, a grade 7-12 college-preparatory, independent day school in vibrant West Los Angeles, seeks an experienced educator to join our History Department.Windward faculty and administrative leaders continually seek best practices and educational partnerships to help our students and faculty pursue their passions, engage in cutting edge work, and lead meaningful lives.
Windward’s mission, as a college-preparatory school, is to challenge each student to achieve academic excellence in a nurturing environment. Windward teachers, parents, and administrators work as a team to encourage each student to be responsible, caring, well, informed, ethical and prepared, thus promoting the fullest development of the individual.
The History Department is looking for a dynamic, innovative teacher to join our collaborative team. The successful candidate will have experience with collaborative curriculum design, ideally including backward design based on clearly defined curricular understandings and experience developing curriculum variations to challenge all learners. Teaching responsibilities will include five sections with at least two preparations. Teachers should be able to teach grades 7-12, with a particular passion for the middle school grades. We seek a department member with experience teaching both majority world (non-western) and western history; experience teaching interdisciplinary and/or social science curriculum would also be an asset.
In the History Department, students and teachers work together to develop understandings of the past that allow us to critically analyze the present as well as seek to understand the past on its own terms. We use historical thinking to appreciate, analyze and interrogate sources and build historical arguments, using content as a vehicle for thinking not simply as an end in itself.
Summary of Major Responsibilities
Teach five sections of History across middle and upper school, including both global and western content areas and thematic and traditional approaches
Design and coordinate curriculum with other members of the department and within teaching teams for each assigned course and liaise with other departments to build cross disciplinary experiences
Monitor and evaluate students’ progress and communicate with parents and Division teams regarding student progress.
Exhibit knowledge of current trends, pedagogy, research, and topics of importance in history pedagogy by applying it in the classroom and sharing it with teachers on a departmental and school-wide basis
Participate in regular, purposeful pedagogy meetings and in professional development sessions
Participate actively in the life of the school, through attendance at events, committee membership, and leadership of extracurricular activities
Perform other duties within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the job, as requested by the divisional directors
This is a great chance to be part of a dynamic, close-knit, independent school culture and community!
We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:
Medical, dental, vision insurance
Paid Holidays, Vacation and Wellness days
Retirement Plan, including up to 6% employer match
School-paid Life and Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account Plans
Annual $2,000 FlexCheck
Annual $2,000 Lunch Allowance
Access to Peak Performance Center to promote physical and mental health
To Apply: All interested candidates should send a resume, three letters of recommendation and a letter of interest to email@example.com.
A bachelor’s degree in History or a closely related field, advanced degree preferred
A minimum of three years of full-time experience teaching History, six or more years preferred
A demonstrable passion for historical thinking and working with young people
Evidence of significant recent professional development
Excellent technology skills and experience integrating technology into the curriculum
Experience in a school with a similar philosophy, teaching methods, and curricula to those of Windward; knowledge and understanding of independent school communities preferred
Willingness to contribute to school life outside of the classroom
A proven commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people
About Windward School
Windward School is a dynamic grade 7-12 college-preparatory school in vibrant West Los Angeles. Windward’s mission is to challenges each student to achieve excellence in a nurturing, inclusive community. Windward teachers, parents, and administrators work together to inspire our students to be responsible, caring, well informed, ethical, prepared, and well balanced young adults.
Windward School offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. For more information, please visit www.windwardschool.org.