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Upper School Literature position

 Danville, CA
 Full-time Temporary Humanities Position: Literature One-Year Full Time with the possibility of permanent 5/8-3/4 time for 2014-2015 Expected Beginning Date: 8/1/2013, 2013-2014 school year
 Position Description:
Upper School Humanities teacher, grades 9-12
·         Full-time for the 2013-2014 school year:
o   Three sections of tenth grade U.S. Literature
o   One section of junior/senior literature (Preferably Poetry in fall; Women’s lit in spring)
o   Co-curricular duties as assigned
 Core Qualifications:
Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Literature with 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 must have experience working closely with a co-teacher, and should be willing to collaborate with the entire 10th grade US Studies team. Candidates will also ideally have had experience in journalism and teaching English Language Learners. 
 Preferred Qualifications:
·         MA in Literature (or a related field)
·         Academic background in and experience teaching writing to high school students
·         Academic background in and/or experience teaching ELL (English Language Learner) students
·         Academic background in and/or experience teaching U.S. literature
 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.  For more information about Athenian’s unique educational program, applicants are encouraged to 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.
We ask that all candidates take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy. Please also include theparticular source through which you learned about this position: newspaper, website, referral organization, etc.
 Please send letter of interest, current resume, and three references via email to: indicate that you are applying to the “Literature Position” in the subject line of your email)
Address letter of interest toDick Bradford, Head of Upper School
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.
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