Humanities Teacher

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Mar 19, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, diversity statement, and references in a single document PDF format to employment@oldfieldsschool.org. Please reference the position being applied for in the subject line. Onsite interview may be required.  Background checks are performed on all new hires.  Oldfields School offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a generous benefits package. On-campus housing may be available (but not required) for this position. Oldfields School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Report: Director of Academics

Oldfields School, an all-girls international boarding and day school, grades 8-12, located in northern Baltimore County, seeks applicants for an experienced Humanities Teacher. This is a full-time, exempt position with an August 2021 start date. The ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching varying levels of English language and literature classes as well as developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses within the Humanities. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Humanities teacher who seeks a broad degree of autonomy in course development, possesses a high degree of integrity, and holds a keen interest and deep commitment to the value of single-sex independent school education.       

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teach up to five Humanities classes per semester. This includes teaching core and elective courses, including Advanced Placement courses. The candidate will teach primarily English courses, but strong candidates will demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for developing future courses that stretch traditional disciplinary boundaries within the Humanities.
  • Actively engage and support the School’s commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community as defined by the School’s Diversity Statement and strategic plans and initiatives.
  • Support the development of the School’s Arts and Global Justice concentration programs.
  • Develop and lead weekend, winter term, and May Program experiential learning activities and programs. Winter Term and May Program are one and two-week annual experiential programs. These programs range from on-campus offerings to international travel programs.
  • Maintain regular communication about student academic progress with students, parents, advisors, the Humanities Department Chair, and Director of Academics. This includes effective use of the School’s online class management and gradebook systems.
  • Adhere to and assist in enforcing all School policies and procedures.
  • Promote the mission of the School.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Academics.

Other Required Duties:

  • Serve as an advisor for 3-5 students and perform other duties supporting the School community.
  • Serve on weekend and weekday duty team rotations.
  • Coach or lead athletic or co-curricular activities.

Qualifications:

  • A. in English or a related Humanities field is required.
  • Three or more years of relevant full-time teaching experience.
  • Understanding of and desire to work with high school students.
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and curiosity.
  • A passion for creative expression with a willingness to inspire and support all kinds of learners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competency.
  • Familiarity with or ability to quickly learn G-Suite applications.

At Oldfields, each girl’s success is enhanced as we celebrate the personal experiences that often are informed by socio-economic status, race, age, nationality, ideology, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and ethnicity. We honor and respect the opportunity to learn and grow from the multitude of valuable life experiences and personal beliefs from every member of our community. The community is committed to a continuously active and innovative process of creating a welcoming, inclusive, and safe environment for everyone.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Oldfields School prohibits discrimination based on the following characteristics: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability and age in its admissions procedures, educational programs, services, activities or employment practices.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

 

Name: Claire Guidera

Title: Dean of Students

Office Address: 1500 Glencoe Rd. Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152

Telephone Number: 443-662-1005

Email Address: guiderac@oldfieldsschool.org                                         

 

Name: Rachel Welch

Title: Network Manager

Office Address: 1500 Glencoe Rd. Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152

Telephone Number: 443-662-1042

Email Address: welchr@oldfieldsschool.org

 

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.

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