Job Title: Upper School History and Social Sciences Teacher
Department: Upper School/Middle School
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Hewitt School - New York, NY
Established in 1920, The Hewitt School empowers girls to discover their full intellectual and creative abilities, to pursue their passions and personal best, and to lead lives of consequence with character, compassion, and conviction. Located on New York City’s Upper East Side, Hewitt is an independent school serving girls in grades K through 12. As a community, Hewitt is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
The Hewitt School seeks a full-time history and social sciences teacher for upper school, with the possibility of some middle school classes.
Teach a full load of history courses
Collaborate with department members on pedagogy and curricular scope and sequence
Serve on academic committees as determined by the associate head for learning and innovation
Serve as a full member of the community by leading clubs, electives, or activities beyond classroom duties, attending school events such as concerts and games, and serving as proctor as needed
Engage fully in Hewitt’s commitment to implementing current research on girls in the classroom and beyond
Write student reports and stay in regular communication with parents
Participate in admissions and parent education events
Write entries for the weekly divisional newsletters about class activities
Chaperone field trips, including potential overnight trips
Bachelor’s degree in history, social sciences, or a related field
Master’s degree in history or social sciences
Demonstrated commitment to anti-bias education and social justice
Culturally responsive approach to teaching
Fluency in multiple student-centered instructional approaches
Commitment to student life
Proven dedication to professional growth and purpose-driven practice
Professional practice and ability to model contemplation as part of intellectual exploration
TO APPLY: Please submit a resumé, cover letter, and examples of previous relevant work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please. Recruitment will remain open until position is filled; applicants should apply as soon as possible for consideration.
The successful candidate for this position must be able to provide employment references, successfully complete a post-offer background check (criminal background check and verification of education and prior employment), submit a completed physical exam by a licensed medical practitioner stating they are able to perform the essential functions of the position, and demonstrate legal work authorization to work in the United States.
The Hewitt School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the school not to discriminate on the basis of any category prohibited by applicable federal, New York State and/or New York City laws/regulations. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment process, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation/benefits, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, training, working conditions, layoff, and termination.
About The Hewitt School
The Hewitt School is an independent college preparatory school for girls in kindergarten through grade twelve with 530 students. Our mission is to provide a rigorous and stimulating academic program that encourages independent thinking and creativity. The school values each girl’s individual talents and encourages respect for the diverse interests and backgrounds of others. Hewitt’s small size and supportive environment enable each student to reach her full potential and to become a responsible and socially aware leader. In keeping with its motto “By Faith and Courage,” Hewitt seeks to instill in each girl lifelong faith in herself, personal integrity, and the courage to face challenges with confidence. Hewitt is an inclusive and diverse community of students, faculty, administration, board of trustees, and staff and continues to integrate diversity into the life of the school. Hewitt respects and values individuals whose differences include age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning styles, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.