King School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.
Job Title: Upper School History Teacher
Division: Upper School
Reports to: Head of Upper School and Chair of the History Department
The Upper School History Department at King seeks a dynamic, full-time, History teacher to teach world history beginning in the 2020-2021 year. This teacher will assume duties and responsibilities, consistent with expectations for all Upper School teachers, which consists of the primary teaching load of four sections and at least one activity.
Teach 4 sections of 9th and/or 10th Grade World History
Intense focus on developing students’ reading, writing and critical analysis skills.
Collaborate with grade level teachers and other department members to coordinate a clear scope and sequence from grade to grade in terms of both subject matter and skills development.
Collaborates with the Director of Teaching and Learning when appropriate to ensure students are being fully supported and challenged.
Participate in all required meetings.
Communicate with parents/guardians about student progress as necessary.
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King will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the School. Any person who believes he/she may require such accommodation should contact his/her Division Head or the Head of School.
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King absolutely prohibits retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, makes a report under this policy.
Skills and Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in History or historically-related fields in the humanities or social sciences, with strong disciplinary knowledge of world history. Graduate degree a plus, but not required.
Strong skills in reading and writing instruction.
Possess a sound understanding of the developmental stages of adolescents from the ages of 13-15.
Demonstrated capacity in facilitating differentiated, student-centered best practices, including but not limited to simulations, debates, and the Harkness method.
Ability and willingness to encourage student discovery and autonomy of thought.
A passion for historical research and the capacity to collaborate in designing research opportunities and/or electives for students from the ages of 13-15.
Strong competence in topics of global studies.
Interest in advising the debate club a plus, but not required.
The candidate should be organized and able to manage a series of student information platforms and systems, including: Google Classroom, Gmail.
Demonstrated professional alignment with King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy Statement.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.