Emma Willard School seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher to work as a full-time temporary History Instructor for the 2021-2022 fall semester beginning immediately and extending until the end of the fall semester January 25. The position would require teaching U.S. History and grade 10 European History in the fall semester. The instructor will work with the History Department chair and faculty to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum. The candidate will be encouraged to use creative and innovative teaching practices. This person will demonstrate a commitment to bringing out the absolute best in each student, open collaboration with colleagues, and meaningful professional development. As a boarding school, Emma Willard asks all teachers to contribute to the overall life of the school. The hired instructor’s responsibilities will include participating in student life activities and some combination of work with student sports and/or clubs.
Position Purpose / Expected Results:
The position would require teaching across multiple levels and collaborating regularly with other teachers of all levels. The hired temporary instructor will be responsible for advising students and supporting co-curricular activities (e.g. advising student clubs) that fill the needs of the school and, ideally, intersect with the interest or expertise of the instructor. The History Department faculty use a variety of tools and techniques to enhance learning. Dedication to the holistic wellness of students is essential, as is ability and comfort in frequent communication with students’ advisors and parents.
We seek someone who is committed to and willing to navigate today’s changing and diverse landscape. This individual will help the school promote and nurture diversity, equity, and inclusion. The School encourages candidates from under-represented groups and individuals who have demonstrated experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service to apply.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Create daily lesson plans
Create and administer appropriate assessments as consistent with departmental philosophy and practice
Grade assessments and offer substantive feedback within a timely manner
Keep accurate records of assignments, attendance, and grades on a learning management system online
Compose student comments quarterly or as assigned
Provide individual support to students as needed
Communicate with students’ advisors, parents, and/or houseparents as appropriate
Participate in school-wide functions and events
Attend and contribute to departmental, faculty, and faculty and staff meetings
Participate in weekend duty (applicable only in the spring semester)
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. At Emma Willard, every possible resource is dedicated to developing in students the values and skills that form the foundation of a life of accomplishment, leadership, and fulfillment. These include a love for the life of the mind, a commitment to service, courage and confidence, grace and creativity, and collaboration and friendship. Known for its rigor, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a challenging curriculum distinguished by a wide array of advanced placement courses and electives. It also promotes active involvement in the life of the campus and off-campus communities through a rich co-curricular program. In all they do, students are both challenged and closely supported by an outstanding faculty and staff. The school's extraordinary physical plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a breathtakingly beautiful yet state-of-the-art setting for learning and living. Throughout its history, Emma Willard has been committed to enrolling a diverse student body from across the Ca...pital Region, across the country, and around the world. This commitment is honored by significant expenditures in financial aid to assist families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary secondary education for their daughters.