Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional and highly qualified individual for a full-time teaching position in the History Department and the Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Department at the Upper School (grades 10-12). The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of United States history and/or modern world history/global studies and of African and/or Pan-African studies or African-American studies. Candidates will also show interest and experience in teaching high school students in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and be ready to integrate themselves in the life of the school. The History Department and Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research Department highly value team teaching and intra-departmental collegiality.
Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
The ideal candidate will:
Hold a Bachelor's degree or higher in history or in African studies, Pan-African studies or African-American studies
Have the ability to teach courses such as modern world history and/or United States history
Have the ability to teach a course in African studies or Pan-African studies
Possess strong communication skills
Embody a “team-player” mindset with a collaborative attitude
Exhibit demonstrated ability to convey concepts in a clear and concise manner to students, to elicit meaningful output from students, to organize and structure purposeful class time, and to foster an engaging learning environment
Manifest devotion to continued professional development
Embrace a commitment to working well within a department and within course-level teams
Be enthusiastic about becoming part of our vibrant school community, interacting with students and colleagues outside the classroom
This position is full-time starting in the 2021-2022 school year.