Bosque School, a co-ed independent day school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, seeks an Upper School English/Humanities teacher to begin August 2019. The Bosque Upper School offers a collaborative, digitally supported teaching environment with opportunities for cross-disciplinary inquiry learning. In keeping with Bosque's Academic Mission, we seek a teacher who approaches the study of English in ways that forefront inquiry, cultivating reading, thinking, and writing skills in the context of strong relationships, with a deep understanding and appreciation of adolescent learners. Our curriculum and pedagogy seek to prepare each member of our diverse student body to negotiate a multicultural society. Accordingly, we seek a teacher with a demonstrated ability to teach texts representing diverse multicultural perspectives with nuanced attention to classroom dynamics. As Bosque faculty, we are committed to reading and writing as practices in our own lives. We seek a colleague whose teaching likewise expresses a personal commitment to lifelong learning.
Create a safe, student-centered, rigorous, and nurturing learning environment for all students
Teach four sections of middle school English and one additional section to be determined
Serve as a faculty advisor to approximately 10-12 students
Sponsor a one-week experiential learning Winterim program in the spring and an ongoing Service Learning group (or other duty in lieu of Service Learning sponsorship)
Participate in faculty meetings and ongoing professional development
Collaborate within the English department, grade level faculty, and other faculty groups in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary inquiry projects
Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Head of the Middle School
ACADEMIC MISSION STATEMENT
At Bosque School, we design learning experiences that inspire students to explore challenging concepts and ideas and to be daring in their pursuit of deep understanding. Our academic program is grounded in inquiry and prizes curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Decisions of content and pedagogy reflect the diverse and changing world in which we live and offer a pathway to discovering individual passions and how to live ethically in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Human Resources at email@example.com. This position is open until filled and consideration of all candidates will take place until an offer is made and accepted. Position begins August 2019.
Bosque School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students. The school complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact the School in order to arrange such accommodation.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree required
Demonstrated cultural competence with regard to both curriculum and pedagogy
Background in English, Cultural Studies, or related field
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning
Commitment to student-centered, inquiry based learning
Commitment to Bosque School’s mission and values
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Bosque School’s mission is to prepare young men and women to become lifelong learners with the highest character values and academic goals in a natural New Mexico setting with strong family and community involvement. The school embodies the best of traditional independent education while embracing a progressive and inventive approach to learning. Currently, there are 493 students in grades 6 -12 and 60 faculty members with over 70% of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 16 and the average student faculty ratio is 9-1.