National Cathedral School announces a search for a full-time Interim History/Social Sciences teacher for its Upper School (grades 9 to 12) beginning in August 2017. This position is a one-year commitment. The Social Science curriculum includes Modern World History (9th grade), World Geography (10th grade), US History (11th grade), and a variety of electives. We seek candidates who have experience teaching primary source research and focus on developing students’ analytical thinking, critical reading, and persuasive writing skills. We welcome applications from those whose strong history backgrounds are complemented with experience in geography and economics.
The school day is from about 7:45 a.m. through about 4:00 p.m. Outside of the classroom, all NCS teachers advise one homeroom group. Additional roles may include serving as coaches, committee members, club sponsors, or chaperones for trips. Salaries are competitive, based on experience, and the position includes a full benefits package. Qualified candidates hold at least a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s degree is preferred.
National Cathedral School serves 585 students in grades 4 through 12. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of all-girls education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral's commitment to be a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 59 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is also home to St. Albans School and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three to five references. In addition, applicants should submit a sample lesson that the candidate has used with students. Please submit these materials as one combined attachment in Word or PDF format with “Upper School Social Sciences Teacher” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.