Academy High seeks a part-time Social Studies teacher who is qualified to teach World History and Global Studies starting in the 2021-2022 school year.
Academy High is an independent, non-profit, college preparatory day school located in Champaign-Urbana, near the University of Illinois campus. The school opened its doors to a pioneer class of nine students in 2017, and has grown each year, now serving upwards of sixty students in grades 9-12. The mission of Academy High is to inspire students to discover and pursue their passions; to become exceptionally well-educated, academically and personally; and to lead lives of excellence, purpose, and joy.
The ideal candidate for this role is an experienced teacher who is…
enthusiastic about working with high school aged students in a non-traditional independent school environment
dynamic, collaborative, and innovative in their pedagogy
responsive to student interests and needs
eager to collaborate with a small team of talented faculty across multiple disciplines
an excellent writer and communicator
familiar with educational technology
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach one section of 9th grade World History, a year-long academic core course with a focus on “big” history, early human development, cities, societies, and empires, global expansion and interconnection, and major thresholds of human history since the 1500s.
Teach one section of 11th grade Global Studies, a year-long academic core course with a focus on expanding student’s sense of contemporary global citizenship through the lenses of comparative politics and geography, using a county-by-county inquiry-based approach.
Works with the department chair and curricular team to plan, document, evaluate, and revise curriculum, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
Creates effective assessment tools to support student achievement and growth.
Evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, and papers.
Uses effective classroom management techniques to ensure effective learning.
Consistently communicates student progress.
Collaborates effectively with departmental and teaching-teams as well as student support service personnel.
Teach at least one semester-length social studies or humanities elective course of personal choosing
Participate in essential school activities such as faculty meetings, student-parent-teacher conferences, student advising, club sponsorship, and support of school functions