Hawken School is seeking an innovative upper school Humanities and History teacher. Our department includes an interdisciplinary Humanities 9-10 core and a rich array of 11th and 12th grade seminars in English and History. Our program emphasizes the development of skills and the opportunity for students to cultivate their curiosity through a wide range of choices.
The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Teach four sections of Humanities in the Upper School
Design and teach 11th and 12th grade English or history seminars in future years
Design and develop curriculum with a team of Humanities teachers
Coach an athletic team or supervise a substantial student activity; experienced coaches are preferred
Advise a group of 8-10 students, overseeing their academic and social growth
Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus or Head of School
Because Hawken believes in supporting teachers’ passions, in deepening their expertise, and in fueling their spirit of innovation, we provide substantive professional development opportunities that lead to the kinds of excellence that are a hallmark of our community.
An undergraduate degree in the Humanities is required. An advanced degree and at least three years of experience are preferred. In addition, we seek candidates possessing demonstrated characteristics of innovation and a growth mindset:
Joyful enthusiasm, flexibility, good humor, and a team spirit necessary for working within a dynamic department serving secondary school learners individually and in groups
Familiarity with diverse ways of engaging students over a range of learning styles enhanced by a desire to try new approaches
A passion for creative design of unique programing within our department and across disciplines leading to curriculum invoking interdisciplinary approaches, multicultural perspectives, and experiential opportunities in and out of the classroom
A continuous commitment to improve teaching proficiency, particularly with technology as applied to best practices in education
A deep understanding of adolescence and a passion for working with teenagers as they engage the complex issues of today’s world
Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.
About Hawken School
Hawken School seeks teachers comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. We are committed to using time differently and want faculty members to expand their definition of a classroom. This means designing learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects.
We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice. If you are a teacher who is committed to the ideals of progressive education, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this position and our school.
Founded on the ideal that “the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life,” Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with 1,400 students in toddler through grade 12. Our four campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the city’s museu...m district provide a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse and dynamic environment.
To learn more, visit www.hawken.edu