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Location: Weston, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Date Posted: March 15, 2023 Start Date: August 15, 2023
Description: The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a full-time history teacher to teach a dynamic collection of history courses for grades 9 through 12, as well as participate in the community beyond the classroom. All members of the department teach at least one U.S. history-centered course and therefore, our ideal candidate has some background (through education and teaching experience) in United States history. Additionally, strong candidates will be able to teach a range of thematic and globally positioned history courses. We appreciate candidates who are excited to develop and work with progressive curricula and classroom practices. A successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills; will value progressive, student-centered education; will demonstrate an ability to make strong connections with students; will be passionate about teaching creative students with a variety of learning styles in a boarding and day school environment; and will have experience in differentiating and working in multiple modalities. Applicants should be well-versed in culturally responsive teaching practices and adept in teaching history through an anti-racist lens. We encourage applicants who are interested in continuing to develop their cultural competencies and equity literacy skills. We are a vibrant, art-infused school that values collaboration among colleagues. The History Department is no exception. A strong candidate will add to these values of collaboration and bring a diversity of perspectives to the group.
Specific Responsibilities for This Position Include:
• Teach twelve blocks of class over the school year; there are six modules meaning there will be two courses per module. Courses include U.S. Constitution, U.S. History: Race in America, Jailhouse Nation! History of Crime, Punishment, and Mass Incarceration, a survey course on modern Africa, and U.S. Cold War.
• Cooperate in designing curriculum.
• Participate in all department and all faculty-staff meetings, as well as occasional professional development activities and meetings.
• Offer two blocks of “D Block,” our after-school activities, enrichment, and athletics program, with a preference given to those willing and able to support team sports.
• Advise up to eight students.
• Participate in our co-curricular PACE programming. Through the PACE program (Promoting Awareness and Community Engagement), we dedicate time during the mod and the year for experiential classes, events, and activities that prepare our students to meet the demands of an increasingly complex and diverse world. A four-year co-curriculum, PACE has been designed to ensure that all CSW students develop self-awareness, social consciousness, healthy living habits, life skills, and leadership that will serve them into adulthood.
• Participate in up to two alliance/affinity groups, student clubs, or committees.
• Chaperone two weekend activities each year to support our boarding students.
• Participation in the residential life community preferred (housing provided)
Skills and Qualifications*:
• Bachelor of arts degree or equivalent required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
• Minimum of two years of teaching experience preferred
• Background in U.S. history required; background in any other areas of history expertise welcome
• Ease with primary and secondary (visual) source material
• Comfort and passion for hands-on coursework and assessment • Ability to teach formal research and writing
• Facility with current and emerging technology in the classroom • Aptitude with teaching in an on-campus, hybrid, and fully-remote learning environments
*The qualifications and skills listed here are representative of what is necessary to effectively perform the essential duties. The list is intended to be illustrative but not comprehensive.
To Apply for This Position: Please send a résumé, cover letter, and three references to HistorySearch@csw.org. No phone calls, please.
Deadline for Application: The position will remain open until filled.