Harrisburg Academy History Position, 2021-22 Academic Year
Harrisburg Academy’s Middle and Upper School seeks an inspiring, innovative, and inquiry-driven educator to join our team as a History teacher beginning in August 2022. The position entails instruction of and enthusiasm for multiple levels of History with an emphasis on grades 6-8 with high school history courses as potential courses as well. International Baccalaureate experience is preferred although not required as the Academy is currently a candidate school with the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Additionally, this team member will serve as a student adviser and may be asked to contribute to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.
Faculty members at Harrisburg Academy work closely with students and parents to provide individualized attention in an emotionally safe environment while helping students to reach their full potential.
This individual will:
Be a curious and collaborative lifelong learner dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues.
Provide meaningful instruction in Middle and Upper School History courses using a variety of research-backed and innovative teaching methods.
Collaborate with colleagues and work to build trust with students, families, and fellow Academy faculty and staff members.
Establish and maintain a safe and positive learning environment while taking all reasonable precautions to protect students, facilities, and materials.
Possess a strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic, emotional, and social needs of students.
Motivate student learning and participation while ensuring the integrity of the academic experience.
Reflect on one’s teaching practices through a combination of self-reflection and outside feedback.
Employ excellent written and verbal communication skills, including appropriately using technology to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.
Demonstrate effective time management and collaborative skills.
Follow and comply with written and verbal directions and expectations of the Middle/Upper School Director and History Department Chair.
Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter of interest by e-mail to the Middle/Upper School Director, Mr. Ben Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current State Police, Child Abuse, FBI clearances, a physical, TB test and satisfactory references are required. Bachelor’s degree in History and/or related fields is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred. Requirements also include teaching experience and proficiency with technology. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Harrisburg Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We seek candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated.
About Harrisburg Academy
Harrisburg Academy, a coed independent day school of 400 students, offers an academically challenging and globally minded interdisciplinary education. In our commitment to excellence, we provide tools, develop character, and teach skills that will prepare students to thrive in college and beyond, thereby contributing to the betterment of our global and local communities.