Humanities Teacher – Interdisciplinary History and English Position (World or Asian History interest preferred)

Faculty / Full-Time

Meridian Academy, Boston, MA

Grades: Teaching 9th-12th grade and community responsibilities with grades 6 through 12

Job beginning: August 2024 

Meridian Academy is seeking a dynamic and energetic candidate to join our Humanities department. For all grades at Meridian, the subjects of history, literature, the English language, the social sciences, and the arts are taught in core, integrated Humanities courses. 

Meridian’s curriculum is interdisciplinary and investigation-based. Student problem-posing and analyses are the starting point for long-term, original, creative efforts and research. Classes are typically 90 minutes long to support these in-depth activities. 

Meridian Academy is an urban, independent, secondary school in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, MA. We serve an economically and racially diverse student body. Our classes have 16 or fewer students.

We are seeking to hire a full-time teacher who would be responsible for teaching our 11th and 12th grade two-year curriculum, including Civilization from East to West and jointly student- and teacher-selected topics (previously selected from the Vietnam War, Food, Urban Education and Inequality, and more). For more information regarding our Humanities curriculum, please visit (including Civilization East to West and rotating courses).

Responsibilities/opportunities include: 

  • Teaching 2 sections of integrated 90-minute class (1 preparation).
  • Creating activities that help students develop academic skills, make connections between ideas, master essential knowledge, and grow in their curiosity and creativity.
  • Mentoring students one-on-one with research projects.
  • Communicating effectively with students and their families.
  • Developing and implementing methods of assessment that accurately reflect each student’s progress with skills, content, and habits of mind.
  • Using the broader resources of Boston and its environs as an extended classroom.
  • Advising students during scheduled blocks and proctoring study hall.



  • Preferred: One or more years teaching humanities, literature, history, or a related social science subject at the secondary level. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. A masters in teaching is preferred. 
  • A flexible and energetic personality that can work productively in a changing and growing school environment. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills when working with diverse students and families. Ability to participate in shared decision-making that invites everyone to contribute to the improvement of the school.
  • Meridian recognizes that a range of experiences and backgrounds can support the development of the skills and habits needed for successful teaching. These capacities include:
    • Culturally Conscious – You are committed to serving all students and to learning that brings diverse voices and ways of thinking into your curriculum.
    • Organization – You are able to set long-term goals and make concrete and realistic plans to achieve those goals. You maintain curricular documents in a manner that would allow colleagues to access and understand them.
    • Collaboration – You reach out to your colleagues with questions and are willing to offer ideas to the group. 
    • Analytical – You are able to structure and process information in order to think about ideas in new and multiple ways.
    • Flexible – You are comfortable making changes so as to accommodate unexpected opportunities (yours and others).
    • Respect for students and their ideas – You have a deep appreciation for kids aged 11-18 and for their interests. You have fun working with them and believe that each has the ability to improve academically and grow as a member of a community.

Salaries are on a scale based on experience and university degrees. Starting salary with a bachelors and no experience is $55,525. Our competitive benefits package includes medical and dental coverage, retirement, milestone bonuses, exciting professional development opportunities, and much more.

How to Apply: 

Consult our website to learn more about the school and to gain a fuller picture of the goals and philosophy of Meridian Academy 

Send a résumé and cover letter describing your teaching philosophy with a discussion of some of your work with students to Joshua Abrams at

Meridian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or handicap in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, hiring, and other school-administered programs.

Meridian Academy

Boston, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender