Position Summary: A History and Social Science teacher at Forman School plays an integral role in helping students think about history, society and the role of individuals in shaping the world. The ideal candidate would be versed in elements of both western and non-western history and have a facility with one or more area of the social sciences (economics, geography, psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, political science). S/he should be forward thinking in their pedagogical outlook and interested in the entire educational process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists students in understanding how history is written/constructed and the role of historiography
Immerses students in a diverse, robust, and experiential learning experience that promotes deeper thinking and involves grappling with the complex issues of history
Develops curricula that helps students understand the role of history and the social sciences in analyzing their world on a local, national, and global level
Facilitates student learning in one or more fields of the social sciences beyond history
Promotes a humanities and/or interdisciplinary approach to various topics in the classroom
Ability to collaborate with teachers across disciplines to develop interdisciplinary curriculum and projects
Nurtures discipline-based literacies, developing in students strong oral, reading and writing skills
Develops students as researchers
Fosters an environment in which students learn to think critically and independently
Provides consistent, timely, and constructive feedback in both writing and verbally.
Communicates effectively with a variety of different constituencies in writing and verbally
Demonstrates patience and empathy with adolescents and focuses on fully developing well-rounded individuals
Implements best practices to support the needs of diverse learners
Serves the needs of the students through residential, extracurricular, and co-curricular programs. Individual duties may vary but will likely include the following:
Primary or relief dorm parent
Coach two athletic or extracurricular activities if not a primary dorm parent
Chaperone weekend activities as part of a rotating duty schedule
Assist in clubs and/or various school programs
Other Expectations: This position is a member of a boarding school faculty. Candidates should be interested in contributing outside of the classroom and becoming fully involved in the student life program. Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of School life.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
3+ years of teaching experience in history or the social sciences
Minimum of a Bachelors degree in history, a social science, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
Student-centered educator, skilled in facilitating student discussion and collaboration
Experience in curriculum design and innovative teaching practices
Ability to write clearly and effectively in a variety of formats
Strong verbal skills
Experience with working with students with different learning styles
Ability to engage parents and create healthy relationships with students
About The Forman School
Forman School is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.