Are you energized and passionate about teaching humanities courses that center the stories and voices of people who have historically been excluded from the curriculum? Are you knowledgeable about student-centered learning and inquiry, and skillful in teaching writing, reading, and research skills in process-driven ways? Are you energized by working in a highly collaborative department?
As Bosque faculty, we are committed to reading and writing as practices in our own lives. We seek a colleague whose teaching likewise expresses a personal commitment to lifelong learning and critical pedagogy. In keeping with Bosque's emphasis on community, we seek a teacher who cultivates student reading, thinking, and writing skills in the context of strong relationships. This teacher should also have a deep understanding and appreciation of the developmental needs of adolescents, and how to use inquiry to engage students in active learning. Our curriculum and pedagogy seek to prepare each member of our student body to negotiate a diverse and multicultural society. Therefore, we seek a teacher with a demonstrated ability to teach texts and concepts representing diverse and complex perspectives often excluded in traditional curricula. We seek a teacher who can do this while devoting nuanced attention to classroom dynamics. This teacher will guide students in developing evidence-based written arguments as well as engaging their emerging voices in various forms of storytelling. Bosque’s Upper School offers a collaborative, digitally-supported teaching environment with opportunities for cross-disciplinary inquiry learning.
Teach five sections of English/Social Studies/Humanities, or a combination of these areas
Participate in faculty meetings and ongoing professional development
Work closely with the Humanities department and grade-level teams
Engage in the planning and execution of interdisciplinary project work
Participate fully in the Bosque community supporting students, colleagues, families, and school culture and community
Model a growth mindset and engage enthusiastically in our robust annual professional development program
Create a safe, rigorous, and nurturing learning environment for all students
Fulfill other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Upper School Division Head, such as serving as a faculty advisor to upper school students and supporting service-learning initiatives
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree Required
Experience supporting students through the writing process with targeted formative feedback
A demonstrated understanding of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the humanities curriculum
Experience working with upper school students and a deep commitment to their well-being and development
Background in English, History, Social Studies, Cultural Studies, or related field, along with demonstrated commitment to reading and writing as practices
Commitment to student-centered, inquiry-based learning
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 500 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.