Ransom Everglades School seeks applications for a full time, Upper School teaching position in the Humanities Department starting in August 2020. The faculty member will teach English courses, contribute to departmental and faculty discussions, serve as an advisor, and participate in student activities or coaching, or otherwise be engaged in the life of the school. The upper school English curriculum begins with three survey courses in world literature, American literature, and British literature; seniors select from range of elective courses in English. Throughout the English curriculum, students engage in a variety of genres of literature representing a diversity of voices and perspectives, and develop their own voices in different formats of communication, especially writing. Course assignments for faculty members depend on educational background and experience.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent coeducational day school located in the historic bayside neighborhood of Coconut Grove within the City of Miami. Guided by the words of founder Paul C. Ransom, Ransom Everglades School seeks to produce graduates who “believe that they are put into this world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it.” Total enrollment is nearly 1100 students in grades 6-12. Ransom Everglades serves a talented and diverse student body that reflects Miami’s status as an international hub of business and culture. Roughly half of the students come from multicultural backgrounds, and almost thirty different languages are spoken in the homes of our families.
The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence, and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural, and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student’s sense of identity, community, personal integrity, and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and contribute to society.
Candidates with particularly strong backgrounds in literature, and those with experience in digital humanities, are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to the Department’s ongoing discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the curriculum, the place of digital modes of textual analysis and communication, interdisciplinary learning and research, and be comfortable with the school’s emphasis on an inquiry-based, student-centered pedagogy. Applicants must have a Master’s degree in English or a related field; prior independent school teaching experience is preferred.
Candidates should email a completed application (found on the school’s website on the Employment page), a cover letter, a CV, and unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finalists will be invited to campus for an in person interview and teaching demonstration, and will be asked to submit transcripts and at least three references and/or letters of recommendation. For more information about Ransom Everglades School, see our web site: www.ransomeverglades.org.
About Ransom Everglades School
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent, co-ed, grade 6-12 school of 1,084 students in Miami, Florida. The school is located on two campuses, on of which sits on the shore of Biscayne Bay. Proud of a tradition of academic excellence, the school is also characterized by a robust athletics program including 76 teams in 17 different sports, thriving visual and performing arts programs, and an historic, mission-driven commitment to community service.