Moravian Academy is seeking a thoughtful and dynamic Upper School history teacher as a one-year sabbatical replacement during the 2019-20 school year.
Moravian Academy is seeking a motivated, experienced, and innovative history teacher. This teacher will be responsible for implementing history curriculum within the scope of World History.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and deliver at least two courses, and four sections, within a curriculum that includes World I and II and thematic electives.
Teach students to express critical interpretation and analysis through writing.
Facilitate hands-on exploration, student collaboration and problem-solving.
Create meaningful partnerships with parents and families, including regular communications through school-supplied online tools, emails, and phone calls.
Assess and provide feedback to students and parents during comment and grading periods.
Assume duties including, but not limited to, serving as an advisor to a small group of students, taking on a fifth responsibility, and leading an activity.
Participate in professional collaboration, including committee work, chapel services and divisional faculty meetings.
A Bachelor’s degree in history or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred.
Minimum 3-5 years of teaching experience.
Ability to apply historical habits of mind to myriad content areas.
Preference will be given to applicants with a previous background in independent schools or similar college-preparatory programs.
Proficiency in digital educational technologies.
Skills and Abilities
Explores historical topics, events, and themes from a variety of perspectives and interpretations.
Experience teaching all stages of the writing process.
Uses student-centered teaching methodologies and other research-informed practices.
Is energetic, engaging, and creative with a clear love of students and the learning process.
Seeks to collaborate.
Integrates educational technology to facilitate student-centered learning.
Engages in the community life of the school, including attending various co-curricular events.
Is a lifelong learner and a historian who is committed to professional development and collaboration with other professional historians and organizations.
About Moravian Academy
Founded in 1742, Moravian Academy is a coeducational primer-grade 12 independent college preparatory school. The Academy, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has an enrollment of over 700 students. The school has three divisions: the lower school (primer-grade 5), the middle school (grades 6-8) and the upper school (grades 9-12). Our lower and middle schools are located in historic downtown Bethlehem and the upper school is located on a bucolic 120-acre campus in Bethlehem Township, approximately 6 miles from the downtown campus. Moravian Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, and the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education.
Moravian Academy is a church-related school whose Moravian tradition affirms that young people best realize their potential in an atmosphere of love and understanding. We seek to promote the child’s full development in mind, body and spirit. Since 1742, our tradition has encouraged sound innovations to meet the contemporary challenges while recognizing the permanence of basic human values.