Ransom Everglades School, a coeducational college preparatory school in Coconut Grove, Fla., is seeking applications for full time, Upper School teaching positions in the History and Social Sciences Department, beginning in August 2019. The History and Social Sciences Department at Ransom Everglades offers history, government, social science, and area studies courses, including most Advanced Placement courses, and encourages the development of new courses and curriculum that emphasizes area studies and interdisciplinary approaches. The school would like to review candidates who are enthusiastic about contributing to the department’s ongoing discussions about interdisciplinary and project-based learning and creating opportunities for student research and experiential learning, and be comfortable with the School’s value for inquiry-based, student-centered learning.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent coeducational day school located in the historic bayside neighborhood of Coconut Grove within the City of Miami. Guided by the words of founder Paul C. Ransom, Ransom Everglades School seeks to produce graduates who “believe that they are put into this world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it.” Total enrollment is nearly 1100 students in grades 6-12. Ransom Everglades serves a talented and diverse student body that reflects Miami’s status as an international business and trade center. Roughly half of the students come from multicultural backgrounds.
The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence, and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural, and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student’s sense of identity, community, personal integrity, and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and contribute to society.
Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to department meetings, student activities, and be engaged in the life of the school. Experience teaching economics and/or United States history at the AP level and/or with a background in digital humanities and/or with an interest in assisting with the Speech and Debate program is especially attractive. Prior independent school teaching experience is preferred. Applicants must have Master’s degree in economics, history, or a related field.
Candidates should email application materials, including a completed application (found on the school’s website on the Employment page), a cover letter, a CV, and unofficial transcript to email@example.com. Semi-finalist candidates will be invited to a virtual interview with the Associate Head of School and the Department Chair. Finalists will be invited to campus for an in person interview and teaching demonstration, and will be asked to submit at least three references and/or letters of recommendation.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent, co-ed, grade 6-12 school of 1,084 students in Miami, Florida. The school is located on two campuses, on of which sits on the shore of Biscayne Bay. Proud of a tradition of academic excellence, the school is also characterized by a robust athletics program including 76 teams in 17 different sports, thriving visual and performing arts programs, and an historic, mission-driven commitment to community service.