Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC, and Bethesda, MD, seeks a full-time teacher for the 2021-2022 school year in the Upper School History Department to fill the Señora Guillermina Medrano de Supervia Endowed Faculty Chair for Spanish and Latin American Studies.
The Señora Guillermina Medrano de Supervia Faculty Chair will have the following responsibilities:
Courses taught include History of Latin America and may include Spanish language and literature courses, depending on the area of expertise of the candidate.
Serve as a resource for faculty and staff seeking to develop academic courses and enrichment programs, including minimester and summer programs, relating to the study of Spanish and Latin American history, language, and culture.
Sit as a member on the All-School Equity, Justice, and Community team.
Consult with the Director of Equity, Justice, and Community and the Divisional Principals to create appropriate programming across the divisions for the observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month and other relevant celebrations and observations.
Advise, as appropriate, student affinity groups.
Applicants must possess a graduate degree in History, Spanish Language Studies, Latin American Studies or a related field and teaching experience, preferably at the high school level. A deep understanding of Spanish and Latin American history and culture is required, as well as fluency in Spanish. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to inspire and support students and will show a willingness to work collaboratively and independently in an environment committed to academic excellence, equity, justice, service, and students’ social emotional wellness. An appreciation for adolescents and a sense of humor are also essential.
The most desirable candidates 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. Teaching positions at Sidwell Friends School are campus-based; therefore, this position requires teaching in person.
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.