Upper School Mathematics Teacher

Website The Athenian School

55 years of intellectual exploration and meaningful contribution

Position Description:

Position: Full Time Mathematics Instructor

Expected Beginning Date: August 1, 2021

Position Description:

Mathematics at Athenian are a part of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum while serving the needs of the whole student. Therefore the US Mathematics Department offers courses in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2/Algebra 2 Honors, Precalculus/Precalculus Honors, Calculus (Applied, AP AB, and AP BC), Statistics (Applied and AP), Multivariable Calculus, and Financial Math. Computer Science and Computational Thinking courses are a part of an Engineering and Computer Science Department but there has been cross departmental teaching in the past. A full time instructor teaches 4 sections of mathematics per semester, from 1-3 courses. This role is for a full-time position in the Mathematics department.

Core Qualifications:

  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Growth mindset. Openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area
  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 3 years teaching experience in relevant field is required; master’s degree and/or teaching credential is preferred

Demonstrated commitment to the Athenian School’s ideals: Education for democracy, equity and inclusion, community service, multiculturalism, and environmental stewardship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years teaching experience in an academically challenging high school (preferably in independent schools)
  • Experience and interest in teaching advanced level courses (such as Honors and Advanced Placement)
  • Experience and interest in curriculum design and development
  • Experience and interest in designing interdisciplinary, inquiry-based, units
  • Experience and interest in designing units using the Understanding by Design curriculum design framework

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 490 students, including 56 boarding students, 42 of whom are international students. We ask that applicants take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy (visit our website: www.athenian.org).

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 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 a letter of interest, current resume, and three references. In your cover letter, please specify which of these courses you have experience with and/or are able to teach. Also, specify any related math courses that you may have taught, but that are not listed. Special consideration will be given to teachers with experience teaching Financial Math, or similar, and/or those that have designed project based courses.

Please also include the particular source through which you learned about this position: website, referral organization, etc.

Address your letter of interest to Kalyan Balaven, Director of Teaching and Learning.

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