Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School, one of the country’s premier independent schools, is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Lawrenceville attracts outstanding students in grades 9-12, including about two dozen post-graduates. Lawrenceville’s 814 students come from more than 30 states and 40 countries, with more than a quarter receiving assistance from a $12.9 million dollar financial aid budget. Lawrenceville strives to recruit, retain, and support a diverse and talented faculty and staff who both reflect the diversity of our student body and are committed to our mission: to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.
The Lawrenceville School announces an opening for a History teacher. We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic, collegial individuals who want to work with both adults and high school students in a collaborative and inclusive academic setting. Experience teaching World History and/or non-Western History is a plus.
The Lawrenceville History Department encourages students to understand the nature and methods of historical inquiry as part of their development as critical thinkers, to learn about accounts of the past in order to expand their perspectives on the present, and to encourage their development as well-informed, curious, and engaged global citizens.
Teach four sections, two to three preparations per trimester.
Two seasons of coaching or equivalent co-curricular commitment, including at least one season of interscholastic coaching (or the equivalent).
Advise five to eight students, and do one evening a week of “House duty,” providing supervision in a student residence from 7-11:30 pm. Although not necessarily starting their first year, faculty who reside in School-provided housing are expected to spend eight years living in one of the residential houses at some point in their career.
Chaperone a weekend activity (dance, coffee house, etc.) at least once per term.
Work within the department and in the broader school to foster community and belonging and to support the School’s anti-racist commitments.
Work professionally and cooperatively within the department, the School, and the broader Lawrenceville community.
Bachelor’s in History; Master’s in History or related field, or M. Ed. with BA in History (or related field) preferred.
At least two years high school teaching experience.
Ability to teach both introductory and advanced courses in history; background in world history, non-western history, and/or economics a plus.
A passion for history and for the teaching of history.
Experience teaching historical research and writing.
Background in and commitment to designing and facilitating collaborative, student-centered classes.
Background in and commitment to culturally responsive teaching.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication (oral and written) abilities.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently, as needed and appropriate.
Proficient computer skills, including familiarity with Google suite and Microsoft Office suite.
The Lawrenceville School is a diverse and inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will also provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals in accordance with applicable law.
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.
About The Lawrenceville School
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 817 boarding and day students from grades nine through 12, who come from 30 states and 34 countries/territories. The school is located in central New Jersey in the town of Lawrenceville, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.