Ransom Everglades School, Humanities
|Institution Type:||K-12 School|
|Location:||Florida, United States|
Ransom Everglades School invites applications for full-time, upper school faculty members in the Humanities. The Humanities Department (combining History & Social Sciences and English) represents the school's commitment to interdisciplinary thinking and the Humanities as a core element of the curriculum. The department offers required courses in world civilizations and US History, and electives in history, government, philosophy, religion, economics, and other special topics, including most Advanced Placement courses, as well as a four-year program in English, including a variety of senior elective courses. The skills of research, analysis, and synthesis, close reading of texts, and effective communication in writing and in speech are fundamental to the department's curriculum and pedagogy.
Members of the humanities department contribute to the department’s ongoing discussions about interdisciplinary and project-based learning and innovative assessments, and help create opportunities for student research and experiential learning. Faculty members in the Humanities department are called upon to serve as faculty mentors for independent study projects and Dan Leslie Bowden Fellowships in the Humanities. Candidates must embrace the school’s value for inquiry-based, student-centered learning and the school's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ransom Everglades expects its faculty members to participate enthusiastically in department meetings and student activities, and otherwise be engaged in the life of the school. Prior independent school teaching experience, and proficiency with Microsoft Teams/OneNote and/or Google Classroom, are preferred. Applicants must have a Master's degree in a field within, or closely related to, the Humanities or Social Sciences and be comfortable using the Microsoft Suite and G Suite platforms.
While the search committee will entertain applications from candidates of all backgrounds, candidates who can contribute experience and expertise to help us build or strengthen our curriculum in one or more of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply:
Digital Humanities: broadly construed, potentially including any of the following: digital/computational humanities; text technologies; cultural analytics/computational methods for interpretation; digital media studies; critical computation and coding; spatial and geohumanities, mapping, and GIS; data visualization; ethical considerations for digital technologies; and utilizing digital tools and data to enahnce civic engagement, equity, and justice.
AP US History: the sophomore experience in US History is one of the defining elements of the Ransom Everglades curriculum. The objectives of the study of US History at Ransom Everglades include an appreciation for the complexity of the American narrative, and the development of effective writing skills. Candidates with experience teaching AP US History, and who are eager to bring an interdisciplinary approach to the study of US History, will be given strong consideration.
Global and Multicultural Studies: a strategic goal of the Humanities department is the continued development of an inclusive multicultural curriculum that includes a wide range of voices and perspectives. Candidates who can contribute to the further incorporation of new voices in the curriculum, and/or develop elective courses in identity, area, or cultural studies, will be given strong consideration.
Speech and Debate: a burgeoning speech and debate program at Ransom Everglades engages more than 100 upper school students. While we are unlikely to hire another full-time speech and debate faculty member, candidates in History, Social Sciences, and/or English with experience and interest in speech and debate will be given strong consideration.
British Literature: The junior year British Literature curriculum combines canonical studies of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Conrad with contemporary literature such as Wide Sargasso Sea and White Tiger. The development of advanced writing skills is also a key component of the course. The department has the opportunity to take a fresh look at the curriculum and reinvent the notion and place of British Literature in our course of study. Candidates who might bring a novel approach to the field will be given strong consideration.
To Apply, submit a completed employment application, a cover letter addressing your interest in teaching in an independent school and fit for Ransom Everglades, a current CV, and unofficial transcripts to email@example.com. See our website for the full position description and more information about Ransom Everglades School.
Ransom Everglades School (RE) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RE complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which RE has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. RE expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
John A. King, Jr., Associate Head of School
|Secondary Categories:||American History / Studies
Atlantic History / Studies
British History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
World History / Studies