Sidwell Friends School, a co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD, seeks a full-time 7th and 8th grade History teacher for the 2021-2022 school year for its Middle School division.
This History teacher will be responsible for teaching 7th grade course offerings in United States history and 8th grade Ancient World history. A deep understanding of both United States history, politics, and culture is required, as well as a similar understanding of ancient World civilizations. An ability to teach analytical writing, critical thinking and research skills is also necessary. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to inspire and support students and will show a willingness to work collaboratively and thrive in an environment committed to academic excellence. An appreciation for young adolescents and a sense of humor are also essential.
Other duties include advising a group of 7th and 8th grade students; writing student reports; effective communication and collaboration with students, colleagues, and families; attendance at meetings; and collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines in the Middle School and other divisions. The most desirable candidate will also be able to demonstrate proficiency using digital and online platforms for remote instruction as well as proven effectiveness as a classroom teacher in a brick-and-mortar setting.
Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references via our online application.
Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in History or a related field (an advanced degree is preferred) and have 3-5 years of teaching experience, preferably at the middle school level.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.