The Roland Park Country School Mathematics Department empowers our students to be confident in their mathematical abilities and to achieve a deep level of mathematical reasoning. We strive to develop mathematicians who can transfer their skills to solve new and complicated problems rather than simply presenting one way of solving equations. Our program relies on an integrated approach to studying mathematics. We focus on problem-solving, critical thinking, and drawing connections among different mathematical concepts. For our core math curriculum, we use the Harkness method with problem sets authored by the faculty of Phillips Exeter Academy. Throughout their years in the Upper School, students study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and precalculus in the core program. In addition, students have the opportunity to take electives on a variety of topics, including advanced placement (AP) classes.
Roland Park Country School seeks a full-time Upper School Math Teacher to work at an 80-100% workload beginning in the 2023–2024 school year. The individual in this position reports directly to the Upper School Head and works collaboratively with colleagues in the Mathematics Department. The Upper School Math Teacher teaches three to four courses, including academic advising or other assigned responsibilities. This individual also works to support all students in the math program by offering extensive help through our Math Workshop and office hours.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaches AP Statistics.
Teaches two senior semester-long elective classes, Finance and Investing.
Teaches one section within our core program ranging from Algebra I through Precalculus.
Hosts Math Workshops and holds regular office hours.
Collaborates with Mathematics Department and STEM colleagues.
Serve as an academic advisor and/or advisor to student extracurricular activities.
Other reasonable duties as assigned from time to time by the Upper School Head or Head of School.
Demonstrated ability to integrate technology in content delivery/skill development.
Experience with inquiry-based learning pedagogies that put students at the center of their learning.
Exhibits a passion for mathematics education.
Familiarity with creating differentiated learning experiences aligned with formative assessments.
Committed to culturally relevant teaching.
Familiarity with giving and receiving feedback for professional growth.
Growth mindset with flexibility and openness to collaboration and experimentation.
Familiarity with the Philips Exeter Academy Problem Sets and the Harkness Method of instruction is preferred.
Familiarity with the challenges that women and people of color face in the field of mathematics is a plus.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Graduate degree preferred.
At least two years of demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring.
Frequently remains in a stationary position, often sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Repeat motion of wrists, hands, and fingers to operate standard office equipment, such as computer.
Requires visual acuity to read a variety of written materials.
Physical agility to stand, kneel, walk, run, push/pull, squat, twist, turn, bend, stoop, reach overhead, crouch to respond in emergencies.
Occasionally ascend and descend stairs in emergency situations.
The Upper School Math Teacher is a full-time, exempt position.
It is expected that the Upper School Math Teacher will perform their job duties on campus and be available to work during all hours as may be assigned by the School, as well as during other hours for events and activities.
As a condition of employment, all employees hired after August 1, 2021, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and be able to provide proof of such vaccination.
A background check (including criminal records and employment history review) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can begin work with RPCS. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status or start of employment.
Occasional travel may be required for field trips and other program related activities.
Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and assignments may change at any time with or without notice.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates must apply by completing the employment application and submitting a resume and cover letter to Ms. Shahad Alkubaisi in HR at firstname.lastname@example.org. References may be requested after the application has been submitted.
Roland Park Country School, a traditionally all-girls college preparatory school, is dedicated to the intellectual and moral development of its students. We cultivate creativity, independence of thought, tenacity of purpose, self-discipline, and emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. We maintain high academic standards, uphold tradition, and promote innovation. We nurture a cooperative, resilient spirit within an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. In a diverse, inclusive, and joyful community, Roland Park Country School strives to instill in its students a lifelong love of learning, as well as the responsibility to look within and beyond themselves to contribute to and serve as stewards and leaders of their communities.
Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
RPCS is an equal opportunity employer. The School is committed to equal employment opportunities in all employment practices and decisions including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation, and disciplinary action. RPCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, a medical condition resulting fr...om pregnancy or childbirth, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law (“Protected Categories”).