Upper School Humanities Instructor (75%)

  • Anywhere

The Athenian School

The Athenian School Community and Philosophy
Athenian employees embrace the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open and direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; cultural competence; and dedication to our students in their intellectual and personal growth.  Active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential.

The Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber.  We have a unique community filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies, and experiences.  We have students from all over the globe; families of all sorts; many faiths and those who are non-observant; we represent all income levels.  What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.

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. We are 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.

Expected Beginning Date: August 1, 2019

Application Deadline: Until filled
Position Description:
The Humanities Department fosters student voice, critical thinking, and a deep appreciation of diverse cultures and perspectives. In collaboration with other disciplines, Athenian humanities courses develop in students a passion for learning and an awareness of their role as world citizens through experiential education. This role helps us deliver on this promise through instruction of our foundational 9th grade World Literature classes.
This near-full-time faculty position will teach three classes per term. This position includes academic and community responsibilities, such as advising.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Teach 3 sections of World Literature to 9th graders
  • Participate in grade level and core teams
  • Advise a student advisory group
Core Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated excellence in high school level instruction in the Humanities
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology in content delivery/skill development
  • Experience with project-based learning
  • Demonstrated commitment to The Athenian School’s ideals: Education for democracy, equity and inclusion, community service, multiculturalism, and environmental stewardship
  • Growth mindset, flexibility, comfort with a quick pace of change and openness to collaboration and experimentation
  • Openness to feedback and improvement
  • Model lifelong learning
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced university degree
  • Experience working in a boarding school with an international student population
  • Understanding of independent schools
Please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references via email to careers@athenian.org. In your cover letter, please specify your area(s) of expertise and which subjects and classes you’re able to teach. 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.

Employee Benefits

Athenian’s benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance; a retirement plan; professional development funds; a smoke-free environment; and access to the school’s pool, cross country track, weight room, turf field, and other facilities. Lunches are provided when the kitchen is serving. Athenian has on-campus housing for a number of employees and their families.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@athenian.org

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