Westminster is an inclusive, Christian independent day school for boys and girls where bright, motivated, curious students who are nurtured by challenge become leaders of conscience. The School was founded in 1951 and guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,860 students in grades Pre-First through Twelfth and 280 faculty, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth--academic, physical, and spiritual.
Job Title: MIDDLE SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHER
This faculty member will join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts to athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. These include the Center for Teaching, a professional development institute located on the Westminster campus.
In fulfilling our mission to “develop the whole person for college and for life,” Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to be lifelong learners and citizens well equipped to address local and global challenges.
Westminster teachers are more than academic experts and serve in a variety of capacities such as coaches, advisors, and inspirational mentors.
The anticipated start date for this position is August 1, 2017.
Reports to: Head of Middle School
Candidates should have a strong academic background in history and/or social studies. Two or more years of Middle School teaching experience, a Master’s degree, and a background in interdisciplinary curriculum or integrated studies are preferred but not required.
Duties & Responsibilities
- A deep familiarity with the developmental and learning needs of Middle School children
- Ability to teach a range of social studies topics including global studies and United States History
- Proficiency with a range of technologies and the ability to use them to enhance the teaching and learning of history
- Serving as an advisor to students
- The desire to continue learning in the discipline by reading and implementing ideas from professional journals, attending workshops and conferences, taking courses, and collaborating with colleagues
Additionally, successful candidates should demonstrate:
- a love of working with Middle School students
- an affinity for collaborative curriculum development
- an engaging teaching style
- the ability to build partnerships with parents and colleagues
- the ability to create and promote an inclusive learning environment
- the ability to contribute to the larger school community through coaching or sponsoring other extracurricular programs
- enthusiasm, flexibility, and a cooperative spirit
Ability to engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; sitting and standing for long periods of time; ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.
Equal employment opportunity statement
Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Interested Candidates can click here to apply online.