The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a part-time History teacher to teach a variety of History courses for grades 9 through 12, as well as participating in the community beyond the classroom. All members of the department teach U.S. history and therefore, our ideal candidate has a background (through education and teaching experience) in United States history. Additionally, strong candidates will be able to teach a range of other courses in world history and Introduction to Psychology. We appreciate candidates who are excited to develop and work with new progressive curricula and classroom practices. Successful candidates will have strong interpersonal skills; value progressive, student-centered education; demonstrate an ability to make strong connections with students; and will be passionate about teaching creative students with a variety of learning styles in a boarding and day school environment.
Specific Responsibilities for This Position Include:
Teach nine blocks (about 75-to-90 minutes) of class over the school year; there are six modules meaning there will be one to two courses per module. Courses include Introduction to Psychology, U.S. Constitution, United States History Overview, an in-depth course on the U.S. History of Education, Native American History, and World Religions.
Cooperate in designing curriculum
Active participation in all department and all faculty-staff meetings, as well as occasional professional development activities and meetings
Dorm parent responsibilities; housing included
Contribute to the community outside the classroom, such as coaching or leading other engagement activities for students.
Advise 5-8 students
Participate in our co-curricular PACE programming. Through the PACE program (Promoting Awareness and Community Engagement), we dedicate time during the mod and the year for experiential classes, events, and activities that prepare our students to meet the demands of an increasingly complex and diverse world. A four-year co-curriculum, PACE has been designed to ensure that all CSW students develop self-awareness, social consciousness, healthy living habits, life skills, and leadership that will serve them into adulthood.
Participate in up to two alliance/affinity groups, student clubs or committees.
Chaperone two weekend activities each year to support our boarding students
Skills and Qualifications*:
Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent required; Masters degree strongly preferred.
Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred.
Background in U.S. history required; background in any other areas of history expertise welcome
Ease with primary and secondary (visual) source material
Comfort and passion for hands-on coursework and assessment
Ability to teach formal research and writing
At least two years teaching experience preferred
Facility with current and emerging technology in the classroom
Comfort with teaching in an on-campus, hybrid, and fully-remote learning environments
*The qualifications and skills listed here are representative of the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively perform the essential duties. The list is intended to be illustrative but not comprehensive.
In addition to these qualifications, our ideal candidate values collaboration among colleagues and with students in our vibrant, art-infused school. Moreover, the candidate needs to have the skill and experience to teach creative students with a broad range of learning styles and who come from diverse backgrounds. A strong candidate will also add to the diversity of perspectives within the department.
About The Cambridge School of Weston
A leader among America’s progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At this day and boarding high school located in Weston MA, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address complex questions — with curiosity and courage. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and high expectations of our justice-minded community, they find and develop what is extraordinary in themselves and in the world around them. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community, and the world.
The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will in...crease our diversity to apply.