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Full Time World History Teacher

Full-time Position: World History Teacher
Expected Beginning Date: 2013-2014 school year
Application Deadline: 3/10/13

Position Description:
Upper School Humanities teacher, grades 9-12
• Two sections of ninth grade World Cultures
• Two sections of junior/senior history seminars (see “preferred qualifications”)
• Co-curricular duties as assigned

Core Qualifications:
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in History (or extensive experience teaching History), at least three years of teaching experience, a passion for working with young people, and a desire to take part in a dynamic and diverse community. Candidates ideally have had experience working closely with a co-teacher, and are willing to collaborate with the entire 9th grade Humanities team to foster an experiential approach to the study of the cultures and histories of the world.

Preferred Qualifications:
• MA in History or related field
• Academic background in and/or experience teaching European and World History (specifically the histories of Africa and/or China)
• Life experience living in multiple cultures and/or someone who has been engaged in multicultural communities
• Experience designing curriculum utilizing a “backward design” approach (such as “Understanding by Design”)

School Description:
The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 440 students, including 42 boarding students, 30 of whom are international students. We ask that applicants take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy (visit our website:

Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all teaching and professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.

Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe, our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change.

The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.

Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch.

Please send letter of interest, current resume, and three references via email to: (please indicate that you are applying to the “World History Position” in the subject line of your email)

Address letter of interest to Stephanie McGraw, Humanities Department Chair. Please also include the particular source through which you learned about this position: job search website (which one?), professional referral organization (which one?), Athenian website, friend/colleague, etc.

The Athenian School
Contact Phone Number
925 362 7217