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Upper School Humanities Teacher Leader

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Hawken School
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Chesterland, OH
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Published 29 days ago

Hawken School is committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design educational experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. Hawken School seeks culturally competent teachers who are committed to equity and social justice, comfortable taking risks, and who embrace a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. Successful candidates for any role at Hawken School must demonstrate skill and commitment in all the following key areas:


●      Mission, Culture, and Philosophy Alignment: Candidates must show they can thrive at Hawken and are highly motivated by the school’s mission.

●      Fair Play /Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice: Candidates must indicate a commitment to and have experience with serving students and communities equitably.

●      Relationship Building and Cultivation: Candidates must show they can build relationships throughout the Hawken community.

●      Content Knowledge: Candidates must demonstrate that they can lead and guide colleagues and/students to depth in their work.

●      Humility and Growth Mindset: Candidates must be eager to learn new approaches and methods and be able to team effectively with others.

●      Approach to Work: Candidates must show initiative and agency with a commitment toward feedback and flexible problem solving.


THE POSITION

The Hawken Humanities department is looking for an enthusiastic educator to join the academic team. The Hawken Humanities curriculum explores a wide array of subjects, including (but not limited to) world cultures and civilizations, influential literature, U.S. history, and conflicts facing modern society. The department emphasizes the importance of diverse perspectives, encourages inquiry, and prioritizes the development of high-quality argumentation and writing skills.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced teacher in the Humanities who is skilled at supporting students in developing critical thinking and writing skills and is adept at facilitating project and discussion-based learning. This teacher will also be excited to co-design and re-design interdisciplinary learning opportunities with students and colleagues. We are looking for a team member who has experience in designing curriculum that is centered around the student experience and that elevates student voice both in the design process and in the classroom.


Hawken School is committed to teaching the total child. Candidates should be eager to work in a collaborative team-based environment with thoughtful individuals committed to doing school differently. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:


●      Teach multiple sections of a Humanities course (specifically at this time we are looking for someone with a strong background in the teaching of History)

●      Advise a group of 12 students.

●      Incorporate the explicit teaching of critical thinking and writing skills

●      Actively use feedback-based assessments.

●      Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Upper School Director or Head of School


Because Hawken believes in supporting teachers’ passions, in deepening their expertise, and in fueling their spirit of innovation, we provide substantive professional development opportunities that lead to the kinds of excellence that are a hallmark of our community.


QUALIFICATIONS

●      An undergraduate degree in a humanities related field with experience teaching courses. Advanced degrees and at least six years teaching experience preferred.

●      Joyful enthusiasm, flexibility, good humor, and a team spirit necessary for curricular collaboration and innovation.

●      Familiarity with diverse ways of engaging students over a range of learning styles enhanced by a desire to try new approaches.

●      A passion for creative design of unique programming within our department and across disciplines leading to curriculum invoking interdisciplinary approaches, multicultural perspectives, and experiential opportunities in and out of the classroom.

●      A continuous commitment to improve teaching proficiency, particularly with technology as applied to best practices in education.

●      A deep understanding of adolescence and a passion for working with teenagers as they engage the complex issues of today’s world.



INTERESTED

Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.

Hawken School is committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design educational experiences for students that deepen their learning…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    May 29, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Working in an Independent School provides educators the opportunity to be creative and bring real-life concerns into the curriculum. Students are excited to learn and engage in the community, at school and more broadly, in meaningful and thoughtful ways.

Hawken faculty and staff enjoy a robust benefits offering including choices in traditional insurance benefits, a generous retirement plan, and time off during the school year.

Hawken made significant investments in air filtration and safety measures in order to give students and employees a safe, comfortable work environment during the pandemic.

Working in an Independent School provides educators the opportunity to be creative and bring real-life concerns into the curriculum. Students are excited to learn and engage in…

Location

On-site
12465 County Line Rd, Chesterland, OH 44026, USA

How to Apply

Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.

Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter to upperschoolemployment@hawken.edu Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of…

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