Atlanta Classical Academy, Faculty
History Teacher with a strong background in Western Civilization and, preferably, specialization in the ancient world
|Location:||Georgia, United States|
Opening in Ancient History
The Atlanta Classical Academy is seeking a history teacher with a strong background in Western Civilization and, preferably, specialization in the ancient world. The ability to teach the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation is also desirable. These periods constitute the first two years of a three-year Western Civilization sequence serving as the foundation of historical studies in Atlanta Classical’s high school. Instruction consists in both narrative lecture and a close reading of primary sources. At least a master’s degree in history (or related discipline such as classics) is preferred. Experience teaching at the college level will also be considered an advantage.
The Atlanta Classical Academy is a K-12 classical charter school that opened K-8 in the 2014 academic year. The curriculum in the elementary school consists in explicit phonics in spelling and reading; grammar via traditional methods of instruction; the Core Knowledge sequence (not to be confused with Common Core) in literature, history, and science; Singapore math, and rudimentary Latin. Daily study in Latin is required from the sixth to the eighth grades, and another year of Latin is mandatory in the high school. Great books/Socratic discussion commences in the elementary school. The upper-school curriculum centers on the reading and discussion of great books in literature and primary sources in history and on a thorough understanding of both the facts and the concepts in mathematics and the sciences. The study of art and music will be required K-8, and art and music electives will be offered as well. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of fellow students, members of the faculty, and the principal. Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and ability to convey knowledge to young people. Certification is neither required nor preferred.
Interested candidates should go to the employment page on the school’s website (www.atlantaclassical.org) to apply. Applicants should send copies of transcripts with their application; unofficial transcripts will do initially. Questions should be addressed to the principal, Dr. T. O. Moore, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates must both understand and support the mission and philosophy of classical education and of Atlanta Classical Academy.
Dr. Moore at email@example.com
|Primary Category:||History Education
|Secondary Categories:||Ancient History