Full-time Upper School Humanities Teacher – JOB: USHUMANITIES-001
Moses Brown is a 237-year old co-educational independent day school enrolling 750 students nursery through twelfth grade. A Friends school, MB exists to inspire children to reach their full intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person that is worthy of dignity and respect. We consider simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences to be paramount in helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their identity and mission in the world. In its hiring practices, Moses Brown does not discriminate, and seeks to maximize the diversity of the school, in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language.
The Humanities department at Moses Brown offers courses in history, religion, and psychology. We are an interdisciplinary department, with a focus on developing historical thinking skills and critical inquiry as a foundation of learning across the curriculum. We offer a vibrant range of full-year and semester-long courses that range from core courses in world and U.S. history, several A.P. offerings, as well as thematic courses in religion and modern cultural studies. The successful applicant would teach four sections in our core history program and join an intellectually engaged, joyful, and diverse community of teachers.
Responsibilities: Moses Brown seeks a full-time Humanities teacher for the school year 2021-2022. The successful applicant will teach 4 sections of Humanities at multiple levels (9th-12th grade), with specific teaching responsibilities to be determined with the Humanities department.
Working collaboratively with other members of the Humanities department is important to our school culture. In addition, teachers work closely with students outside of the classroom during office hours and for occasional extra help outside of these times. All full-time teachers also supervise co-curricular activities after school for 2 of the 3 seasons of the academic year. After the first year at Moses Brown, teachers also serve as advisors for 8-11 students.
To note: Currently, Moses Brown School is in person, offering upper school classes in a hybrid, flexible A/B model. Because no one can predict how long we may be teaching in a revised format, experience teaching in a distance learning and/or a hybrid model is helpful, though not necessary.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a relevant academic background, a demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, and a strong commitment to teaching history from diverse perspectives. We seek applicants who are able to foster intellectual curiosity in students, and will engage them in thinking critically about the world. A focus on strong verbal and written communication skills is essential.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. Two to five years of teaching experience is preferred, although not a requirement for application. Master’s degree or beyond is desirable. We seek candidates who are passionate about their desire to teach, advise, and learn from high school students, committed to working collaboratively, and eager to embrace and forward the Quaker mission of the school. We welcome applications from candidates with experience teaching in a distance learning format, or with experience designing education for a digital platform.
To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references to email@example.com. It is very important that you indicate USHUMANITIES-001 in the subject line of the email. Once we have read and discussed applications, we will be in touch with select candidates to arrange interviews.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation: Compensation is competitive and based on education and number of years of experience. The school offers a competitive package of benefits to its faculty and staff, including vacation, sick and personal days, health insurance, retirement plan, and substantial tuition remission toward enrollment at MB.
Internal Number: USHUMANITIES-001
About Moses Brown School
Moses Brown School is a co-educational independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade. Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire students to reach their fullest intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life strongly rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person which influences our decision making and leads us to the truths we seek. We consider virtues of simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences paramount to helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their missions in the world.
In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language).