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Upper School History Teacher 2024-2025

Job Details

Atlanta, GA
Full-Time Faculty

Description

Join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to Westminster’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. In developing the whole person for college and for life, Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators like you to prepare our students to be lifelong learners, well equipped to address local and global challenges. 

 

Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts and athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming--and we need you to help us! 

 

In our Upper School, you’ll teach and learn alongside one hundred and thirty-two other faculty who embody the same intellectual curiosity, wholesome intensity, and creative spirit as our students. As part of a Professional Learning Community, you’ll meet in teams to design lessons, create assessments, share ideas, and innovate for the future. 

 

For our part, Westminster stands ready to support you with exceptional resources, including a Center for Teaching that provides workshops, cohorts, coaching, travel grants, and resources to help you be your best. At Westminster, you are more than just an academic expert; you make a difference in the lives of students, colleagues, and families--and they, in turn, make a difference in yours.

 

Anticipated start date: August 1, 2024

Supervisor: Head of the Upper School

Position Status:  This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time or part-time, regular, 10-month position.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in history or related field required; graduate training in history at the master’s or Ph.D. level preferred.

  • Experience teaching history at the secondary and/or college level preferred

  • Expertise in global and/or ancient history preferred

  • Proficiency with interdisciplinary studies and instructional technology

  • Proven success in collaborating with colleagues on curriculum design and lesson planning

 

OPPORTUNITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach four sections of history classes. Teaching assignments may range from ancient to modern, American to global depending on teacher expertise and departmental needs. Teachers typically have no more than two course preps

  • Co-teach a 3-week immersive, interdisciplinary class during Jan Term

  • Actively participate in professional and curricular development

  • Serve as an advisor to students as part of the school’s larger commitment to student support

  • Contribute to the larger school community through coaching or sponsoring other extracurricular programs 

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Additionally, successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • a love of working with Upper School students

  • a student-centered teaching style

  • the ability to build partnerships with parents and colleagues

  • the ability to create and promote an inclusive learning environment

  • enthusiasm, flexibility, and a cooperative spirit


 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

 


 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; and smell. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and may frequently walk on slippery or uneven surfaces.  The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.

 

TRAVEL

 


 

Travel is primarily local during the regular business day.  Overnight and out-of-area travel may also be required.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

 


 

Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.  It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  EOE/M/F/D/V.

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