Tandem Friends School, a co-ed, Quaker, 5th-12th grade independent day school in Charlottesville, Virginia, has an opening for a middle school history teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. This position will involve teaching two sections each of 7th and 8th grade History, which are a two-year survey of American history.
Tandem Friends seeks teachers who bring diverse skills, knowledge and interests; a willingness to learn new things; and an appreciation for collaboration with students. At TFS, all teachers are active community members who share in the general support and care of the school community, serve as student advisors, and collaboratively lead service-learning and overnight trips among other activities.
Tandem Friends School aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community. The school welcomes applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. Qualified candidates hold a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in history, or a related field; a Master's degree is strongly preferred. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ideal candidate will possess:
a relevant advanced degree and at least 3-5 years of teaching experience,
a strong understanding of the developmental needs of early adolescents,
experience with curriculum design, and student-centered teaching and learning practices,
experience with the development and implementation of DEI curricula and co-curricula
a demonstrated ability to work with a diversity of student backgrounds and learning styles
and an eagerness to partner with a dynamic team of colleagues in the day-to-day activities of the school.
Additional Salary Information: Extensive benefits package available