Tabor Academy is committed to working toward building an inclusive hiring process informed by the NAIS Principles of Good Practice – Equity and Justice. Across all areas of school life, we prioritize practices based on MindBrainEducation research; the relational skills of active listening, empathic understanding, critical thinking, and genuine inquiry; and pursuits that actively seek out and invite in diverse perspectives.
Tabor Academy seeks a compelling, passionate, and visionary educator to teach four sections of history (a combination of general history and elective courses) in our History Department. History courses at Tabor center on historical thinking, reading, writing, and discussion skills. Using primary source analysis to develop the skills of sourcing, contextualization, corroboration, and purpose, students emerge as critical and creative problem solvers, able to apply these same lenses to current events. Empowered in this way, our students cultivate a nuanced, global, and well-informed world view. This position carries with it the expectation to serve as a dorm parent with related duties, and to coach or the equivalent for two seasons in the afternoon program. This position includes housing.
The successful candidate will:
embrace an initiative-driven faculty culture focused on advancing Tabor Academy’s mission
possess an understanding of current teaching pedagogies and adolescent development
model flexibility in both implementing best learning practices and pursuing success for each student
possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and perspectives
demonstrate fluency with academic technology that advances learning for students and a willingness to integrate technology into classroom experiences
enjoy collaborating with colleagues within and across subject areas, and all aspects of school life
invest in the community and participate in the lives of our students outside of the classroom
convey patience, empathy, enthusiasm, and optimism in their work with adolescents and faculty
have excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, listening, speaking), and organizational skills, and the ability to interact and work effectively with students, parents, faculty and other employees with professionalism.
be self-reflective, able to work independently, and committed to professional learning and growth
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Preferred: Experience in residential oversight and/or secondary or post-secondary instruction.
Tabor Academy is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent boarding school communities.
Electronic materials only, please. If interested, please send employment application, cover letter, resume, and educational philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org with “History” in the Subject line.
Tabor Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Academy-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
About Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy is a selective independent coeducational boarding and day school of 500 students in grades 9-12. Located on 87 acres of waterfront property on Sippican Harbor, the village of Marion in the southeastern corner of Massachusetts is under an hour’s drive from Boston and Providence. Established in 1876 to serve the children of Marion, Tabor today serves students from 20 states and 21 countries with broad socio-economic representation and a myriad of cultural and educational experiences.