Ranney School seeks an English and History teacher for its Upper School. All faculty teach five sections within their discipline, serve as advisors, and support students through mentoring or coaching athletic and co-curricular activities.
Candidates will ideally have an advanced degree and experience in independent schools.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Five sections of Upper School English and social studies
Mentoring a club/activity or coaching athletics
All faculty serve as advisors to small groups of students
In addition to a full-time schedule, faculty mentor students in co-curricular activities (coaching athletics, if possible), participate in division and department meetings, and serve on school-wide committees and in various supervisory roles. Developing strong relationships with students and colleagues is critical for one’s success at Ranney and for the school’s successful accomplishment of its mission.
Please submit an application dossier compiled into one, single PDF file and emailed to Upper School Head/Assistant Head of School, Dr. Greg Martin (email@example.com) and US Academic Dean, Marie Curry (firstname.lastname@example.org). The dossier must include a cover letter, a CV/resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of three to five professional references. References will not be checked without first notifying candidates. The subject line of the email should read “Ranney School English & History Faculty.” Please name the PDF file with the following format: “[Applicant Last Name] Ranney English History .” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Key Skills and Qualities:
Keen interest in the lives and personal growth of adolescents.
Ability to build strong relationships with students, supporting our promise to “know and value” each student. It’s equally important that faculty nurture strong relationships with both parents and colleagues.
Strong content area knowledge (particularly in writing instruction, literary analysis, 21st century language arts instruction, historical habits of mind, global studies, humanities/interdisciplinary studies, and the like).
An interest in and passion for both diversity and inclusion at the institutional level, but also in a diverse curriculum that meets the needs of 21st century learners.
Excellence in pedagogy is critical as is a growth mindset and a willingness to hone one’s craft.
Interest in developing and teaching in our newly launched “Maymester” experiential education program.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and technological skills.
A strong work ethic
About Ranney School
Ranney School is dedicated to engaging its students in an exemplary, well-rounded education, one that promotes the development of every child’s intellectual, personal, creative, and moral promise. By serving a diverse community that values a rigorous, wide-ranging program of study, Ranney students are inspired to reach their full potential. Guided by dedicated and compassionate professionals, the Ranney experience is distinguished by the heartfelt bond between student and teacher — the hallowed principle celebrating the unique nature of every child. In an environment with contemporary learning resources, students learn the value of contributing to their local and global communities through leadership and service. The school’s motto — Knowledge, Vision, Honor — is as much an inspiration as it is a social imperative, one that informs the thinking and actions of our students. Awakening students’ intellectual potential and encouraging them to communicate with confidence in their own unique voice remains fundamental to the Ranney experience. The ultimate success of our students is the result of a simple yet powerful mission-promise…every child will be known and valued.