St. Andrew’s School seeks a full-time history teacher for the 2023-2024 academic year. St. Andrew’s was founded almost a century ago with an unprecedented approach to financial aid and has a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work; this commitment is not an addendum, but deeply woven into the fabric of our school culture. St. Andrew’s is an all-residential co-educational boarding school of 315 students in grades nine to twelve, with 55 teaching faculty.
The St. Andrew’s History Department seeks a full-time instructor eager to embrace our philosophy of instruction (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yI-y0R110hu1O7VC4fmkLtUkMQrCNivdh60f_nuejOc). We believe in teaching and empowering students to do the authentic work of historians, focusing on the development of their historical thinking skills through primary source analysis. We are especially interested in candidates who have training and expertise in multiple areas of history, and are therefore able to teach our already established 9th grade American History course, and to design and teach new semester-long, upper-Form elective courses that broaden and deepen the offerings of the Department—with a preference for courses that would engage one or more of the following areas: East Asian or South Asian history, African history, and/or world history. In applying to join this creative and collegial department, candidates should show a lively interest in pedagogy, collaboration, current historical scholarship, and professional development. As historians, we have a distinctive opportunity to guide students in engaging questions of equity and justice, making a demonstrated commitment to cultural competence particularly essential for any candidate. Candidates should have at least a B.A. in History (or a closely related field with significant coursework in history); a graduate degree and/or teaching experience is desirable but not necessary.
The position will also involve full participation in the extracurricular and student life programs of this residential community.
• Four class sections;
• Two seasons of athletic coaching or two seasons of a major, non-athletic extracurricular program;
• Dormitory duty once or twice a week;
• Weekend duty once every four weekends;
• Participation in school committees and activities.
• Interested candidates should have a Bachelor of Arts degree in history or a closely related field; teaching experience is beneficial but not required.
• Candidates must have a passion for working with and living in community with adolescents.
• Possession of a valid Driver’s License (not suspended, revoked or canceled, or disqualified from driving).
Candidates with the experience to be head coaches of boys or girls squash, girls basketball, boys lacrosse, volleyball, or boys or girls tennis will be given strong consideration in this search. Candidates with these qualifications should highlight them in their application materials.
Conditions of Hire:
• A thorough background check, inclusive of fingerprinting and Child Protection Registry check, is required as a condition of employment.
• Applicant must complete satisfactory reference checks, confirmation of compliance with federal and state employment laws, and any other required condition of employment.
• Candidates must comply with all St. Andrew’s vaccination requirements, including being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Requests for medical or religious accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
St. Andrew’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diverse candidates of all backgrounds, faiths, and persuasions, and seek to foster an inclusive, welcoming community environment.
This job description is intended to describe the basic, critical elements of the job and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a resume, philosophy of instruction, and cover letter to History Department Chair, Matt Edmonds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit our website (https://www.standrews-de.org/) to learn more about our School, and our philosophy of the Profession of Boarding School Teaching at St. Andrew’s (https://www.standrews-de.org/about/employment/the-profession-of-boarding-school-teaching-at-st-andrews).
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 285-4211. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance. St. Andrew’s School is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.