The Emery/Weiner School seeks a humanities teacher qualified to teach Upper School humanities history, English, Judaic Studies, or a combination of these courses for the 2020-2021 school year. Joining a veteran team of teachers, the ideal candidate brings a proven track record of outstanding performance teaching humanities. The candidate has a passion for working with students in the classroom as well as working with them through our experiential learning program and in others areas of our school.
For this position, the ideal candidate is expected to:
Demonstrate deep content knowledge in the humanities and understanding across grade levels and content strands;
Differentiate teaching and learning based on students’ cognitive needs;
Independently and actively present curriculum that balances content mastery and conceptual understanding;
Develop creative formative and summative assessments and experiences to evaluate student learning;
Employ innovative student-centered teaching practices rooted in brain-based research;
Create and scaffold rigorous, higher-level thinking tasks that emphasize critical thinking;
Provide opportunities for student self-assessment and engagement in the learning process;
Exhibit a passion to teach and learn from young people and colleagues.
Teach Upper School humanities classes to students with a range of academic aptitudes;
Assess students’ academic and social development;
Provide consistent oral and written communication to students and families;
Mentor a small group of students in an advisory;
Collaborative work on grade-level, department, and interdisciplinary faculty teams.
Bachelor’s Degree in history, English, Judaic Studies or related field;
Comfort with innovative and forward-thinking approaches to instruction;
A strong commitment to professional growth.
Advanced degree in history, English, Judaic Studies, education, or related field;
Minimum of 5 years of proven success in teaching Upper School students;
Experience implementing inquiry-based or project-based curriculum;
Experience teaching in independent schools.
About The Emery/Weiner School
The Emery/Weiner School, a private, college-preparatory middle and high school located in Houston, TX, is different! First, we provide the finest academics; second, we educate the whole child; third, we maintain a unique student culture; and fourth, we do all of this in an environment that is framed by and infused with progressive and pluralistic Judaism. Our academic program encompasses traditional and progressive methods. For instance, we stress skills such as writing and reading, but also engage in experiential learning and regular field trips. Our approach to Judaic studies is a modern one, which seeks to make the material and the traditions relevant for each student. And our culture is one that empowers students in order to create in each a sense of responsibility not only for their school community, but for the greater community at-large.