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World History Teacher

Position Description:
Upper School Humanities teacher, grades 9-12
Key Responsibilities:

  • Teaching two sections of ninth grade World Cultures
  • Teaching two junior/senior history seminars per semester (two sections of International Relations in the fall semester; Latin American History and a cross cultural world history seminar in the spring semester)
  • Co-curricular duties as assigned

Core Qualifications:
All candidates should demonstrate a commitment to education for democracy, justice, equity, inclusion, community service, and environmental stewardship.  Candidates furthermore 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. 
Finally, candidates need to be 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
  • Experience with the Model U.N. (either as an advisor or a mentor to a team)
  • Academic background in and/or experience teaching World History (including Latin American history)
  • Experience working closely with a co-teacher and/or experience collaborating closely with a team of teachers
  • Life experience living in multiple cultures and/or someone who has been engaged in multicultural communities

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:
Address your letter of interest to Dick 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.

The Athenian School
Contact Phone Number
925 362 7217