The Spence School seeks a full-time Upper School history teacher to begin August 2020. This position represents an opportunity to join a team of teachers engaged in the ongoing development of a dynamic Middle and Upper School history curriculum. The ideal candidate shows an appreciation for the craft of teaching historical thinking and analytical skills, is well-versed in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and regards collaboration as a community of adult learners as an essential component of professional growth.
Teach four sections of Upper School History, including Grade 9 Global History, Grade 10 United States History, and possibly Electives
Collaborate in teaching teams to design curriculum, assessments, and teaching methods
Participate in department-wide initiatives concerning issues of equity, pedagogy, and curriculum
Serve as an Upper School Advisor
Finds joy in working with children and in school life
Approaches work with optimism, energy, kindness, and a sense of humor
Demonstrates cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Demonstrates pedagogical skill, an appreciation for the craft of teaching, and love of history as a discipline
Demonstrates knowledge and experience in teaching a variety of historical texts and perspectives
Regards collaboration as an essential component of professional growth and values working on a team
Enjoys a commitment that extends beyond the classroom, including contributions to the larger school community
Possesses a history degree or equivalent experience
Has sustained experience teaching Upper School History (Grades 9 - 12)
Spence is committed to an equitable program and a diverse faculty and student body. We therefore actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Applicants should email a cover letter and resume as a single file in PDF format—please include the applicant’s name in the file name—to firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone calls, please).
About The Spence School
The Spence School, founded in 1892, is an independent school for girls and young women with an enrollment of 750 students in Grades K–12.
Spence is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.