Episcopal School of Jacksonville is seeking to fill an Upper School teaching vacancy in the History Department for the 2020-2021 school year. The most competitive candidates will be able to teach World History, as well as other courses in the department depending on personal background, experience, and interests. Due to the collegial nature of our department and faculty, a willing investment in collaborative efforts and professional growth is also a prerequisite of work at Episcopal. Contribution to the larger school community through such means as academic advising, in addition to coaching or sponsoring of extra-curricular programs, is expected of all community members.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in history or political science; advanced degree preferred.
At least two years teaching experience, including experience teaching World History. A variety of experience as a student, educator, and practitioner of the historical discipline is desired.
Prior experience teaching history courses in an independent school environment is preferred, but not required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrate a commitment to teaching historical thinking skills, including critical inquiry of sources, development of effective written analysis, and engagement in civil discourse.
Experience with and interest in learner-centered teaching, particularly in the Harkness teaching methodology.
Work collaboratively to achieve departmental and school-wide goals.
A deep and thorough knowledge of the subject matter of courses taught, and a growth-mindset in seeking and taking advantage of opportunities for continued learning.
About Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Founded in 1966, Episcopal School of Jacksonville has distinguished itself as the finest college preparatory school in North Florida. Located on 88 acres along the beautiful St. Johns River, Episcopal provides a challenging educational experience for students of all backgrounds in grades 6 through 12.
The mission of Episcopal is to provide a superior college-preparatory education in an environment marked by high expectation, Christian nurture, and social diversity. Through a balanced program of academics, arts and athletics, Episcopal’s faculty seeks to stimulate in each student intellectual growth, character development, responsible leadership, and a commitment to community service.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume, and a list of references to: firstname.lastname@example.org