Poly Prep seeks applicants for the position of Upper School History Teacher (2021-2022). The ideal candidate will possess strong content knowledge of global history; a passion for teaching this age group; commitment to professional development and ongoing learning; enthusiasm for working with students, families and colleagues; flexibility; and a sense of humor. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving, collaborative department. Graduate degree and a minimum of three years teaching experience preferred; expertise in Middle Eastern or African history preferred.
Poly Prep is dedicated to providing a diverse, just and equitable education for all of our students. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting these values, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving department.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Four classes/sections (9th grade Foundations of the Modern World; 10-12th grade electives)
Eagerness to work with students on an individual basis, as need be
Ability to keep accurate grades, effectively and supportively communicate with students and families, and provide written and oral feedback on student progress consistently throughout the school year
Advise a club or activity
Demonstrate energetic commitment to professional development
Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to departmental, committee, divisional and grade-level meetings
Attend community events throughout the school year
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commuter benefit, and free lunch) for eligible employees..
Bachelor’s degree in history or related disciplines is required
Master’s degree preferred
Three years of teaching experience in upper school preferred
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854