We are looking for passionate educators to join our community who are committed to teaching the whole child. The ideal history candidate is knowledgeable about US History, has experience with varied pedagogical and assessment practices, is comfortable with working students with a range of academic capabilities,is open to their own continued professional growth, and understands how to support middle school students.
St. John’s School is seeking individuals who are passionate about teaching and learning, who are excited by collaborating with colleagues and supporting the intellectual curiosity and social emotional development of students. We are interested in supporting faculty who see themselves as lifelong learners and model that for our students. We expect members of our community to engage in conversations that support on-going professional development in one’s discipline, are open to interdisciplinary opportunities, and help further our school’s strategic initiatives including around community and inclusion.
Teach a course load of 4 sections of 7th Grade US History
Work as a member of a grade-level and departmental team.
Serve as an advisor to 12-13 students
Engage in shared middle school responsibilities and duties as assigned including daVinci activity periods.
How to Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three professional references including their positions to MSEmployment@sjs.org. Please generate all documents as one MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Thank you for your interest in St. John’s School. No phone calls or emails, please.
Bachelor’s degree in history, social studies or related field. Masters degree preferred.
Minimum 3 years of prior, relevant classroom teaching experience teaching middle school students.
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
An understanding and commitment to cultural competency and how to support a diverse student population of learners. Understanding of curriculum design and development is a plus.
Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
Proficient in the use of technology, including Promethean Boards and Google platform.
About St. John's School
St. John's is an independent, co-educational day school presenting a 13-year sequence of college preparatory training. A non-profit institution, it was founded in 1946 to provide the community with a school of exacting standards in the development of individual, spiritual, ethical, intellectual, social and physical growth. While the means to achieve that purpose may change, it remains the basic mission of the School. Located on a forty-one acre urban campus, the School has 1450 students supported by 340 faculty and staff members. The School seeks to develop the whole person in preparation for a lifetime of personal fulfillment and contribution to society. In particular, it is dedicated to the enhancement and the expansion of future leadership for Houston and the country. The School offers talented, motivated and energetic students a genuine challenge for academic accomplishment and for development of a sense of self-worth and of personal responsibility. The School in turn holds itself responsible for providing that challenge. Accreditation St. John's is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), recognized by TEA.