One-year History Teacher Appointment
Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, anticipates a one-year teaching opening in its history department for the school year 2021-2022. Chartered in 1922, the school currently enrolls approximately 400 boarding and day students from ten countries and territories and fifteen states.
Students are engaged in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust. Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices. The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
We actively seek applicants who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse and equitable school community. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience with inclusive teaching practices and a commitment to advancing the core tenets of the school’s mission.
Concord Academy Mission Statement
We are a community animated by love of learning,
diverse and striving for equity,
with common trust as our foundation.
Honoring each individual, we challenge and expand
our understanding of ourselves and the world
through purposeful collaboration and creative engagement.
We cultivate empathy, integrity, and responsibility
to build a more just and sustainable future.
The school seeks to appoint an experienced teacher in support of
a strong and well-established history program. Concord Academy’s
history department exposes students to the diversity of the human
experience across six continents and from the ancient world to the
present, and fosters strong skills in reading, writing, research,
and analysis. The ideal candidate embraces a discussion-based
approach to learning, encourages students as they grapple with challenging questions and texts, and facilitates the development of analytical writing and presentation skills. They will value and seek out opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and engage with a diverse community. They will have a genuine enthusiasm for working with adolescents, curiosity about learning, a creative and innovative approach to curriculum design and experimentation, and a commitment to professional and personal growth. The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in history, or a related social science discipline with strong coursework in history. A master’s degree is preferred, but not
In support of a curriculum that provides mirrors and windows to a diverse student body, the history department is especially interested in identifying a colleague who can complement and expand upon the department’s current offerings. One identified gap is in gender history; candidates are also invited to share other areas of expertise that would diversify the knowledge of the department. Course offerings for 2020-2021 can be viewed here. Primary teaching responsibilities in 2021-2022 will include teaching two to four sections of intro- (typically 9th and 10th-graders) and mid-level (typical 10th- and 11th-graders) history courses.
The school anticipates being open for in-person learning for the school year 2021-2022 and may need its faculty to be willing and able to adapt to remote or Hyflex (some students in the classroom and some remote) conditions.
The school provides a competitive benefits package, and salary
is commensurate with experience. All faculty members at Concord
Academy participate fully in the life of the school;
responsibilities include advising, serving on committees and/or
clubs, and periodically providing an adult presence at school
events. Coaching an athletic team is welcomed but not required and
separately. On-campus housing may be available, but it is limited, and faculty members are not required to live at the school.
Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume,
and transcripts to:
Laura Twichell ‘01
Interim Dean of Faculty