Pingree School seeks a full-time History Teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. Potential candidates should have an advanced degree in the field and experience teaching history at the secondary level. We seek applicants who have experience researching and writing in history, and who are interested in and current with recent scholarship and pedagogy in both history and education. Interested candidates should be committed to working collaboratively in a dynamic and collegial department of teachers who are passionate about and knowledgeable in their fields, committed to their students, and reflective and responsive in their teaching.
In addition to teaching four sections of history, the position includes coaching and/or supervising two seasons of a sport or equivalent activity, as well as serving as an advisor and participating broadly in the life of the school. Consequently, candidates must exhibit both a passion for their subject matter, as well as a commitment to working with adolescents both inside and outside of the classroom.
Pingree School is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pingree does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, color, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran or active military status, genetics or any other category protected by state, federal or local law.
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The ideal candidate for this particular position will possess a strong background in and experience teaching American History, preferably at the AP level. World History (Africa, Asia and/or the Middle East) teaching experience would be an additional asset. We seek candidates who are curious and flexible in their thinking and committed to developing a global curriculum which embraces equity, inclusion and social justice. Experience teaching across grade level and the discipline as well as enthusiasm for developing curriculum are important. Though the ideal candidate will have a degree in history, experience or interest in related disciplines such as philosophy, gender studies, anthropology and/or world religions would be an asset. Enthusiasm and appreciation for working with adolescents are essential, as is a willingness to innovate in one’s teaching, and a good sense of healthy perspective and humor. Intellectual curiosity and nimbleness, creativity, and scholarly passion for the subject are critical, as are a willingness to work on course teams and pursue professional development. Pingree employees are expected to have familiarity with Google Apps for education and new classroom technologies.
About Pingree School
Dedicated to academic excellence and development of high personal standards, Pingree believes that a love of learning flourishes best in a diverse community that respects truth, curiosity, creativity, humor, and independent and imaginative thinking. Above all, Pingree strives to instill in its students integrity, decency, compassion, self-esteem and commitment to one another and to the world at large.