La Lumiere School is excited to welcome applications for the position of History Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate would be comfortable teaching intermediate high school history courses and would be passionate about igniting students’ interest in reading, writing, and historical thinking. As members of a learning community, our teachers strive to go beyond content mastery in order to help students develop a sense of wonder and an appetite for lifelong learning. To that end, our teachers strive to meet students where they are, differentiate instruction effectively, and support students’ academic and personal growth.
Our tentative course offerings for this position include: two sections of World History 2, one or two sections of AP World History, and likely one additional course.
Teach four or five sections of classes each semester
Coach or sponsor a co-curricular activity during two seasons
Serve as an advisor to a group of approximately eight students
Potentially serve on residential duty teams (responsibilities vary depending on the constellation of duties and living arrangement)
Bachelor’s degree in the relevant academic discipline (master’s degree preferred)
Two or more years of teaching experience at the secondary level
Experience working with students outside of the classroom through coaching, mentorship, or other activities preferred
Equity and Inclusion La Lumiere School is dedicated to equity and inclusion; the successful candidate will be knowledgeable about research on how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy in the history and the social sciences, and will have demonstrated experience developing and reinforcing equity in teaching and learning.
About La Lumiere School
At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
That means that we challenge our students to thrive in all facets of their lives and support them in that endeavor. Here on our wooded campus near La Porte, Indiana (an hour southeast of Chicago), we meet our freshmen where they are, carefully stretching them out of their comfort zones while developing an intentional, supportive environment. By graduation, our seniors are well on their way to growing into the best versions of themselves, comfortable in their own skin and hungry for the next challenge—students who have grown in character, scholarship, and faith, and who believe that they’re at the helm in their own journey.