Upper School History Teacher
|Institution Type:||Preparatory School|
|Location:||Utah, United States|
Rowland Hall is an independent school in Salt Lake City serving 950 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Driven by our vision of inspiring students who make a difference, Rowland Hall sets the standard for teaching and learning excellence in a warm, inclusive environment where students form meaningful relationships that cultivate confidence and self-discovery. Transformational academic and co-curricular programs including experiential learning opportunities, self-expression through the arts, and a competitive athletic program ensure students are challenged both inside and outside the classroom. We foster curiosity, compassion, and joy throughout the learning process and graduate young adults who know how to think critically and live with purpose.
Located near the base of the stunning Wasatch Mountain Range and adjacent to the University of Utah, a world-class research university and medical center, Rowland Hall attracts a diverse community of families. The school focuses on recruiting and retaining high-quality employees by offering extensive professional development opportunities, salaries that are competitive with local districts and market rates, and a close-knit, supportive community.
Rowland Hall Middle School (grades 6-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12) make up the Lincoln Campus and serve a combined 500+ students with a focus on academic, emotional, and social growth as developmentally appropriate. Each division promotes a strong culture of professional growth, collegiality, and collaboration for teachers. The Upper School, in addition to an excellent college preparatory academic program, has extensive co-curricular offerings in arts, athletics, service opportunities, and internships. Upper School signature programs include the Rowmark Ski Academy, a nationally ranked debate team, an award-winning literary magazine, Tesserae, and several partnerships with the University of Utah and other local organizations. The Upper School runs a 1-1 laptop program. Teachers in both divisions use the Canvas learning management system and Veracross as a Student Information System.
Students of history at Rowland Hall begin with a year devoted either to the history of Asia and the Middle East or to the history of Latin America & the Atlantic. As sophomores, they choose from AP European history and Europe & the Atlantic World. Juniors study United States history in either a traditional survey or an accelerated program with a greater emphasis on historical scholarship. Department electives for seniors include semester-long political science courses on the Supreme Court, elections, and activism as well as a rotating group of seminars offered by various members of the faculty.
The Ideal Candidate
The school seeks a thoughtful, experienced educator whose interest in the classroom originates in a love of learning. The department is particularly committed to historical inquiry but welcomes applications from specialists in related fields, as well. The school welcomes candidates who may choose to alter the existing curriculum, bringing to it their expertise and interests. The ideal candidate demonstrates cultural competency both in and outside of the classroom. The ideal candidate should also be enthusiastic about working with younger students, committed to ongoing professional growth, comfortable collaborating with colleagues, as well as proactive regarding communication with students and parents.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Teaching five sections of history to ninth-grade students
Participation in the 9th-grade team and its activities (including a class retreat in the fall)
Participation in departmental meetings and initiatives
Participation in the Upper School’s Interim program — a week of experiential learning opportunities for students in grades 9-11
Attend faculty meetings, in-service activities, and other in-house training and professional service work as assigned by Upper School and Middle School principals
Maintain and grow professional skills by pursuing relevant professional development opportunities
Performs any other related duties that may be assigned by the Upper School or Middle School Principals
Desired Skills and Qualifications
B.A. degree in History or related humanities field required; advanced degree preferred
Significant teaching experience with a commitment to developing research and writing skills
Familiarity and fluency in using a wide variety of technologies to support and enhance the student learning experience.
This is a full-time, exempt position beginning August 1, 2019, and reports to the Upper School Principal.
Equal Employment Opportunity Rowland Hall is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, believes that each individual is entitled to equal opportunity without regard to sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under federal or state anti-discrimination laws. Rowland Hall’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and any other supporting materials to Fiona Halloran at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the school, please visit www.rowlandhall.org.
|Primary Category:||History Education
|Secondary Categories:||African History / Studies
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
East Asian History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Middle East History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
Social History / Studies
World History / Studies
Southeast Asian History / Studies