The School: Founded in 1911, Columbus Academy is a coeducational college preparatory day school of over 1,100 students age 3 through grade 12 located on a 231-acre campus in Gahanna, Ohio. Student programs are organized into three divisions: Lower School (Age 3-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Upper School (Grades 9-12). The school offers a vigorous academic program as part of its mission to educate the whole child – mind, body and character. Columbus Academy faculty and staff members are expected to be continuous learners in their fields, to engage in caring and cooperative partnerships with colleagues and parents, to have a demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and to help students reach their full potential.
The Position: Columbus Academy seeks a full-time Upper School History Teacher with responsibilities to begin August 10, 2023.
Qualifications (preferred candidates will possess the following qualifications):
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a humanities-related field
3+ years teaching experience in history or a humanities-related field
Familiarity and experience with Human Geography and non-western history a plus
Familiarity with Advanced Placement and ability to teach the Honors sections preparing students for the AP examination
Knowledge of trends in history and humanities instruction (particularly multicultural, social, environmental and global history) at the secondary level
Experience and comfort with student-centered pedagogy, the integration of technology, and teaching within a block schedule
A reflective practitioner, committed to a continuous process of self-improvement, innovation and lifelong learning
Ability to collaborate with others and to creatively solve problems
Ability to lead or direct extracurricular activity or coach interscholastic sports
Enthusiasm, a positive sense of humor, self-confidence, and effective oral and written communication skills
Position Expectations (the individual selected to this position will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities):
Teach five sections, which meet regularly but not necessarily daily
Assume a share of supervisory responsibilities expected of all upper school faculty members
Collaborate with departmental colleagues on curriculum design and development
Provide periodic updates to parents about student progress, via both written reports and in-person conferences
Make use of technological resources, including the iPad and the school’s online learning management site for classes (Google Classroom & Blackbaud)
Hold students accountable for the school’s standards of behavior
Work with others in the school community to support each student’s emotional well-being
Physical Conditions (candidates must be able to manage the following conditions):
Mobility around school buildings and on different floors (handicap accessible)
Repetitive motion (use of a computer keyboard)
Periodic need to move light furniture, hang visuals in the classroom, carry objects (no more than 40 pounds), etc.
A non-smoking campus
Legal Requirements: All Columbus Academy employees must pass required criminal records checks. Where appropriate, individuals will also be required to provide proof of academic credentials.
Columbus Academy believes strongly in the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic background.