Upper School History Teacher

St. Luke's School
CT South, CT
Teacher
$60k - $100k
Subject
Social Studies
Grades
9th - 12th
Description

St. Luke’s School seeks an experienced full-time teacher to join our Upper School History Department. A successful candidate will join a team of passionate and enthusiastic teachers who bring history to life for students, love teaching and learning, and relish being a joyful presence in the lives of teens.

At this moment, History teachers stand at a critical juncture in educating young people to understand and navigate the political, economic and social contexts in which we all live. We seek a colleague who understands their classroom role as mentor and coach to be every bit as crucial as content expert; who enthusiastically advocates for critical reading, reflection, and research as the tools of responsible students and citizens; and who embraces opportunities for difficult conversations about race, class, gender, sexuality, religious liberty, etc. in and out of the classroom. Candidates with experience teaching interdisciplinary courses, an expertise in a particular region of Global History, and/or a strong interest in the histories of underrepresented communities and identities are strongly encouraged to apply.

**Primary Job Responsibilities: **

  • Teach a full-time course load of Upper School History classes, involving a combination of World History and American History, with the opportunity to develop and teach an elective in a specialized content area.

  • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching preferred).

  • Serve as an advisor or co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.

  • Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, and chaperoning events.

**Key Skills and Qualities: **

  • Inspiring, collaborative teacher with a minimum of 5 years classroom teaching experience (or 3 with an advanced degree), who loves working with high school students of all ages and ability levels.

  • Well-established skills in culturally responsive pedagogy.

  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in implementing innovative curriculum and assessment strategies.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience using technology creatively and working in a 1:1 laptop environment

  • Growth-oriented professional who embraces a collaborative approach to innovation and creative problem solving

  • Strong cultural competency skills, with demonstrated commitment to furthering an equitable and inclusive school community that supports a strong sense of belonging

  • Interest in and enthusiasm for St. Luke’s brand of leadership education

  • Prior experience with Harkness-based teaching desirable, but not required

Additional information If interested, please submit a ***cover letter, resume, and references in pdf format ***addressed to Liz Perry, Head of Upper School and Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

*St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected. *