Are you energized about the humanities? Do you love to read, write and discuss texts and big ideas? Are you passionate about teaching a humanities curriculum that centers the stories and voices of people who have traditionally been excluded from the curriculum? Are you knowledgeable about student-centered learning and inquiry?
In keeping with Bosque's emphasis on community, we seek a teacher who cultivates student writing, reading, and thinking skills in the context of strong relationships. Our curriculum and pedagogy seek to prepare each member of our student body to negotiate a diverse world. Therefore, we seek a teacher with a demonstrated ability to teach texts and concepts frequently absent from traditional curricula whilst devoting careful attention to nuanced classroom dynamics. This teacher must be adept at guiding students through each stage of the writing process with timely and constructive feedback designed to challenge and push each student’s writing ability. The Bosque Upper School offers a collaborative, digitally-supported teaching environment with opportunities for cross-disciplinary inquiry learning. As Bosque faculty, we are committed to reading and writing as practices in our own lives. We seek a colleague whose teaching likewise expresses a personal commitment to lifelong learning and critical thinking.
Teach five sections of upper school English/Humanities
Participate in faculty meetings and ongoing professional development
Work closely with the Humanities department and grade-level teams
Engage in the planning and execution of interdisciplinary project work
Participate fully in the Bosque community supporting students, colleagues, families, and school culture and community
Model a growth mindset and engage enthusiastically in our robust annual professional development program.
Create a safe, rigorous, and nurturing learning environment for all students
Demonstrate a commitment to working with culturally diverse students, families, and colleagues and contributing to building and maintaining an inclusive community
Fulfill other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Upper School Division Head, such as serving as a faculty advisor to upper school students and supporting service-learning initiatives
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree Required
At least three years of experience working with upper school students and a deep commitment to and understanding of their well-being and development
At least three years teaching upper school students reading and writing skills
Background in English, History, Social Studies, Cultural Studies, or related field, along with demonstrated commitment to reading and writing as practices
Commitment to student-centered, inquiry-based learning
Commitment to engaging in social-emotional learning (SEL) as a classroom teacher and advisor
Experience and commitment to working with culturally diverse students, families, and colleagues and contributing to building and maintaining an inclusive community
Well organized and excellent communication and interpersonal skills
WHO WE ARE
Bosque School is an independent college preparatory school in Albuquerque, NM, serving students in grades 6-12. We create transformative learning experiences that empower a diverse community of students to lead lives of intellectual curiosity, personal integrity, and compassionate contribution to a more just world. We manifest our mission through our core values of inspiring academic excellence, cultivating community, fostering integrity, and learning from place. Our dynamic, immersive, interdisciplinary learning environment challenges each student to think critically, creatively approach problems, and to collaborate effectively with cultural competence. Experience Challenging Education in action by visiting our beautiful 42-acre campus alongside the Rio Grande or online atwww.bosqueschool.org.
Bosque School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job-related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students. The school complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact the School in order to arrange such accommodation.
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 500 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.