Hawken School is committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design educational experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. Hawken School seeks culturally competent teachers who are committed to equity and social justice, comfortable taking risks, and who embrace 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. Successful candidates for any role at Hawken School must demonstrate skill and commitment in all the following key areas:
Mission, Culture, and Philosophy Alignment: Candidates must show they can thrive at Hawken and are highly motivated by the school’s mission.
Fair Play /Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice: Candidates must indicate a commitment to and have experience with serving students and communities equitably.
Relationship Building and Cultivation: Candidates must show they can build relationships throughout the Hawken community.
Content Knowledge: Candidates must demonstrate that they can lead and guide colleagues and/students to depth in their work.
Humility and Growth Mindset: Candidates must be eager to learn new approaches and methods and be able to team effectively with others.
Approach to Work: Candidates must show initiative and agency with a commitment toward feedback and flexible problem solving.
The Hawken Humanities department is looking for an enthusiastic educator and teacher leader to join the academic team. The Hawken Humanities curriculum explores a wide array of subjects, including (but not limited to) world cultures and civilizations, influential literature, U.S. history, and conflicts facing modern society. The department emphasizes the importance of diverse perspectives, encourages inquiry, and prioritizes the development of high quality argumentation and writing skills.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher leader in the Humanities and adept at facilitating project and discussion based learning in the Humanities classroom. This teacher leader will be passionate about leading a department of teachers in developing a scope and sequence of key content knowledge and skills that will ensure students are provided the most engaging learning opportunities in the Humanities. This teacher will also be excited to lead the team’s effort to co-design interdisciplinary learning opportunities with students and colleagues. We are looking for a team member who has experience in designing curriculum that is centered around the student experience and that elevates student voice both in the design process and in the classroom.
Hawken School is committed to teaching the total child. Candidates should be eager to work in a collaborative team-based environment with thoughtful individuals committed to doing school differently. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Lead the Humanities team as the team reimagines the scope and sequence of learning experiences
Teach multiple sections of a Humanities course according to school needs.
Advise a group of 12 students.
Active use of feedback-based assessment.
Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Upper School Director 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 a humanities related field with experience teaching courses. Advanced degrees and at least six years teaching experience preferred.
Joyful enthusiasm, flexibility, good humor, and a team spirit necessary for curricular collaboration and innovation.
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 programming 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.
Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org 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