Porter-Gaud School is an Episcopal, independent, coeducational day school with 1,050 students in grades 1-12. The School is seeking a Middle School History Teacher who is prepared to instruct 5th grade students in Ancient Civilizations in accordance with the content and objectives of the curriculum prescribed by the Middle School division. This teacher may also be assigned to teach courses in American history and Modern World history and geography in grades 6-8, depending on the needs of the department and division.
- Instruct students in history in accordance with curriculum requirements and objectives, making use of technology, textbooks, primary sources, and other instructional materials as appropriate. This position will emphasize experiential learning.
- Employ a variety of instructional techniques and assessments that address multiple learning styles.
- Develop the analytical abilities of students in both verbal and written expression.
- Evidence enthusiasm for and continued development of content knowledge in subject matter.
- Establish and actively maintain a class environment where excellence in learning is honored and where respectful interactions between and among students are valued.
- Participate as an active team member within the History Department, the Middle School faculty, and the School community, demonstrating a commitment to the well-being of all Porter-Gaud students and to the best interests of the School as a whole.
Reporting: The Middle School History teacher will report directly to the Head of the Middle School.
Porter-Gaud School is committed to increasing the racial, ethnic, and religious diversity of our faculty and staff. The School welcomes applicants who would bring additional dimensions to the School's teaching mission. In accordance with law, Porter-Gaud School is an equal opportunity employer and hires without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.
Porter-Gaud School is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. We hold our employees to the highest possible standards. All employees are subject to extensive background check screenings and must sign our code of conduct. We strive to monitor employees while interacting with students. We take any inappropriate interactions between students and employees seriously and are committed to mandatory reporting standards as required by law. We will fully cooperate with authorities in any allegation or case of abuse.
The successful candidate will have:
- A Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree from an accredited college or university, with a degree in field preferred. Certification from an education program and/or an advanced degree in field are advantages.
- Three or more years of teaching middle school History or Social Studies in grades 5-8 preferred.
- Proficiency in project-based learning, primary source instruction, and experiential history lesson-planning.
- Fluency in the use of technology in the classroom.
- Ability to support the school’s diversity and inclusion efforts.