Oxbridge Academy is a non-profit, independent, co-ed, grades 7-12 day school in West Palm Beach, Florida. Founded in 2011, Oxbridge serves over 500 students and delivers a unique curriculum that allows students to explore a large selection of courses and programs beyond the traditional core. These include aviation, Cambridge Scholars, artificial intelligence, and a host of seminars in humanities and social science. Oxbridge faculty members are disciplinary experts and master teachers who provide opportunities for students to achieve their learning objectives, develop to their fullest potential, and live our Oxbridge values:
Teaching what is worth learning with expertise and agility.
Fostering personal discovery through guided choice within a deep, broad, and custom curriculum.
Cultivating multidimensional experiences that integrate the fine arts, athletics, and the academic disciplines.
Building an intentionally diverse and inclusive community grounded in a culture of kindness.
Engaging in meaningful partnerships with our local community and beyond.
Oxbridge is seeking a full-time, experienced Social Sciences Teacher with a specialty in history. The ability to teach in another area of the department is also prized. Core courses taught in the Social Sciences department include World History, US History, US Government, Economics, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Psychology. Electives in recent years have included seminars in Revolution, European History, Contemporary American & Global Issues, Comparative Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy of Science.
Engage students using primary sources and texts to understand the development of human history from a variety of perspectives.
Prepare learning activities in an environment that fosters collaboration, inquiry, innovation, and personal discovery.
Provide meaningful feedback on both formative and summative assignments.
Adapt and differentiate teaching methods and instructional material to meet students varying needs, abilities, and interests.
Collaborate within the department, school community, and greater community on multidisciplinary projects and initiatives.
Cultivate Oxbridge’s core values of kindness, courtesy, integrity, respect, and compassion.
Advise a group of students and keep parents and legal guardians informed about student’s progress.
Pursue relevant professional development to maintain expertise in subject matter, curriculum development, and teaching methods.
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree or undergraduate major in a related field preferred.
Demonstrated ability to engage the interest of middle and high school-age children.
At least three years of relevant classroom teaching experience. Ability to work well with students, parents, and all members of the Oxbridge community.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate improved learning, habits, and measurements of achievement.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and use sound judgment.
About Oxbridge Academy
Oxbridge Academy is a private, independent school serving grades 7-12. Regardless of their economic background, our students have access to the best teachers and technology to learn the skills they need to be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. Teachers at Oxbridge Academy foster a lifelong love of learning, spark curiosity, encourage students to make good choices, and serve as role models. They deliver their content expertise to their assigned classes so that all students have rigorous and inclusive access to the curriculum and instruction every day to meet their learning goals. In Curriculum Coordination Teams, teachers work collaboratively on such areas as creating and revising curriculum, reviewing student work, selecting and developing instructional resources, planning and coordinating portfolio and exhibition activities, meeting with specialists, and preparing common assessments.