The History and Social Sciences Department seeks an experienced Upper School History teacher for a full time position beginning in the 2020-21 school year. Teaching responsibilities include courses in global and U.S. histories. The department is in the midst of a multi-year curriculum renovation and candidates should be excited to participate creatively and collaboratively in designing a forward thinking, student-centered program. The History department is committed to representing multiple cultures and narratives in its approach and the successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace an inclusive approach to engaging students in historical study. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, Upper School teachers also serve as an Advisor to a small group of students.
Significant experience with high school students
Broad historical knowledge
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom, curriculum, and community
Creativity and flexibility in pedagogical approach
Excellent writing skills
Experience in developing effective curriculum
Ability to connect with students in support of their learning and development as young adults
Desire to find and use Service Learning opportunities effectively to deepen and enrich students’ understanding
Commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in History and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, Service Learning, and use of technology
Experience and enthusiasm for incorporating technology into teaching and learning
About Friends Seminary
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006