Albuquerque Academy seeks an energetic, caring and creative history teacher with a strong record of engaging 8th- and 9th-grade students in the study of diverse world cultures from the ancient world to the modern age. Successful candidates foster lively engagement with historical and contemporary issues and evince a creative and flexible approach to course design and instruction. Interdisciplinary proficiency is highly desirable. In addition to the teaching of history, ideally candidates will also teach in other history-related areas, such as, economics, art history, government, world religions, or psychology. Diversity is a core value at Albuquerque Academy, and we seek candidates who demonstrate an abiding commitment to equity and inclusion.
Teaches four year-long courses or the equivalent.
Oversees an advisory group and engages fully in the divisional advising curriculum.
Coaches or sponsors an extra-curricular activity
Teaches students to investigate and analyze historical events, developments, and the process of historical change
Implements a wide array of pedagogical tools and strategies in appropriate and effective combinations.
Demonstrates content knowledge and expertise; scaffolds curriculum to ensure progress towards mastery.
Meets with students outside of class for additional help; generally being available to students throughout the school day
Fosters and stewards a culture of mutual respect, equitable practice, and joy, in and out of the classroom.
Ensures that close, active reading, and writing, particularly historical argument, are incorporated into learning design.
Demonstrates cultural competence and communicates and collaborates effectively across differences.
Sets high expectations for learning, academic achievement, and character development.
Exhibits strong working knowledge of student cognitive development and learning preferences.
Identifies and supports students’ social, emotional, and academic needs.
Provides timely feedback to students, and collaborates with others to offer individualized support in pursuit of each student’s learning goals
Communicates effectively with students/families about classwork, learning goals, and student progress, writing comments home to parents at least once a semester describing the student’s progress
Seeks to implement backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
Designs formal and informal assessments that measure student progress; employs a variety of formative and summative assessments to gauge student progress toward mastery.
Fosters student growth through structured opportunities for self-reflection.
Provides opportunities for student engagement through differentiated instruction and student choice.
Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences; is able to include and/or connect with colleagues and/or outside experts and resources towards this aim.
Showcases student work within the community and prepares students to exhibit and communicate effectively.
Continues to develop professionally by reading, attending conferences and workshops, and the like
About Albuquerque Academy
Albuquerque Academy is a leading independent, coeducational, day school serving approximately 1,200 students in grades six through twelve. The Academy’s resources are committed to a mission comprising accessibility, affordability, excellence, caring, and outreach as we serve the greater Albuquerque area. As part of this mission, the school has attracted some of the finest students and educators in the country to its extensive facilities on a natural 312-acre site within the city limits of Albuquerque. For further information about the Academy we encourage interested candidates to go to the school’s web site at www.aa.edu .