MVS is seeking an innovative and culturally inclusive History & Social Science teacher committed to developing compassionate global citizens who are both deeply aware of and engaged in issues at the local, national, and international levels. This new faculty member will be joining a department committed to critically evaluating dominant historiographical narratives, as their current departmental self-study is asking, “Whose story are we telling?” The department looks forward to adding new courses that explore a diverse array of historical narratives and perspectives and grow the cultural empathy of students. This new faculty member will teach three upper school sections of World Civilizations, as well as either one section of a yearlong Ancient Cultures course for seventh grade, or two, single-semester upper school Social Science electives that focus on economics and entrepreneurship.
This new faculty member will establish a supportive and engaging environment for upper and middle school students (grades 6-12), demonstrate the ability to create developmentally appropriate and inclusive curricula, work collaboratively with colleagues and parents, possess excellent communication skills, and demonstrate a teaching proficiency and comfort with a variety of different teaching and learning styles. Additional duties include co-teaching and designing a month-long immersive and interdisciplinary course, which may involve domestic and/or international travel. Ideal candidates will possess prior experience teaching History & Social Sciences in middle and/or upper school settings, advising clubs, coaching athletics, and/or leading student travel learning programs. Candidates without prior teaching experience will also be considered.
Demonstrate a commitment to culturally inclusive curricula and inclusive classroom practices.
Build collaborative partnership with students and parents
Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through engagement in ongoing professional development
Teach three sections of World Civilizations and one section of middle school Social Sciences OR two upper school electives, depending on enrollment
Lead/Co-lead an Immersion program in January
Develop and propose new courses each year, including new Immersion programs
Serve as an advisor for a group of 10-12 students
Lead and/or advise extracurricular activities, which include student clubs and athletics
The Miami Valley School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any application for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic testing, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Eligible candidates should submit a completed MVS employment application, cover letter, resume, outlining your suitability for the position and interest in the mission of the school to [email protected]. For more information on the school, follow the embedded links. Please do not call the school directly.
Undergraduate or advanced degree(s) in history, economics, education, or other humanities and/or social science degree
The desire to work with pre-teen and teenage students in an experiential setting
About The Miami Valley School
TThe Miami Valley School’s (MVS) mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, MVS has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community. Here, faculty are educators who are ready to help refine a truly differentiated educational opportunity as MVS becomes a nationally-recognized leader in experience-based learning.