7th & 8th Grade History Teacher

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

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7th & 8th Grade History Teacher Department: Middle School Location: Washington, DC
Position Start Date: 2021/2022 School Year
Status: Full-Time

Sidwell Friends School, a co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD, seeks a full-time 7th and 8th grade History teacher for the 2021-2022 school year for its Middle School division.

This History teacher will be responsible for teaching 7th grade course offerings in United States history and 8th grade Ancient World history. A deep understanding of both United States history, politics, and culture is required, as well as a similar understanding of ancient World civilizations. An ability to teach analytical writing, critical thinking and research skills is also necessary. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability to inspire and support students and will show a willingness to work collaboratively and thrive in an environment committed to academic excellence. An appreciation for young adolescents and a sense of humor are also essential.

Other duties include advising a group of 7th and 8th grade students; writing student reports; effective communication and collaboration with students, colleagues, and families; attendance at meetings; and collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines in the Middle School and other divisions. The most desirable candidate will also be able to demonstrate proficiency using digital and online platforms for remote instruction as well as proven effectiveness as a classroom teacher in a brick-and-mortar setting.

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in History or a related field (an advanced degree is preferred) and have 3-5 years of teaching experience, preferably at the middle school level.

Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references via our online application.