Lower School Grade 6 Social Studies Teacher
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA
Start Date: January 8, 2024, through February 26, 2024 (7 weeks)
Reports to: Lower School Director
BB&N is seeking a full-time Grade 6 Social Studies teacher. Responsibilities include teaching Social Studies, involvement in planning and executing programming, and managing homeroom duties. The Grade 6 Social Studies curriculum revolves around human rights. A Young People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, is one of many resources used to support the curriculum. The Grade 6 Social Studies teacher is responsible for designing and executing meaningful interdisciplinary projects. The Grade 6 Social Studies teacher works closely with the Language Arts teacher in developing interdisciplinary learning experiences. As a part of these experiences, some key skills that link these two subjects are: identifying credible sources, close reading, guiding students through the writing process, practicing academic integrity, developing an opinion, listening to others, growing analytical thinking, and engaging in discussion-heavy, text-driven seminars.
Some additional responsibilities include but are not limited to, partnerships with specialists, report writing and family conferencing, collaboration between colleagues and families, leading/co-leading Affinity Lunch, attendance at weekly faculty meetings, ordering of materials, tools, instructional aids, budget management, admissions work, Back to School Night presentation, and any other duties that may be assigned by the Administration.
In addition, the Lower School Social Studies teacher is expected to be committed to the following practices:
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the curriculum and the community.
- Social-emotional learning.
- Using the visual arts to expand on the thoughts and ideas of the students.
- Collaboration between adults in our community evolves and advances practice.
- Documentation and assessment of learning in ways that make the learning visible.
- Understanding of inquiry-based-interdisciplinary research projects and the development of authentic and meaningful experiences that result in exemplary work (a student’s best work) and lifelong learning.
- Organization and use of materials within different disciplines in skilled and inventive ways to deepen learning.
- Installation of organized and aesthetically pleasing learning environments.
Skills and Competencies:
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the elementary and/or middle school level, and an understanding of cognitive and social development for children at this age. Candidates should be well-versed in interdisciplinary curriculum, project work, and anti-bias curriculum. A Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s degree is preferred.
In addition, the candidate should demonstrate:
- Joy working with elementary-aged students, and an understanding of child development for this age group
- Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
- Knowledge and commitment around diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and curriculum
- A desire to continue seeking professional development
- Excellent writing skills
- Ability to collaborate with colleagues inside and outside of the curriculum
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and families
- Curriculum design experience
- Ability to receive feedback
Salary: $67,000.00 – $97,400.00 Prorated for a daily rate
BB&N offers competitive salaries and benefits and employs equitable and consistent compensation practices. Our compensation strategy prioritizes equity of pay for faculty with similar years of teaching and other related experience. Starting salaries for the 2023-2024 school year typically range from a starting salary of $67,000 to the median 20 year teaching experience salary of $97,400. Both of these salaries are exclusive of additional compensation granted to faculty with relevant advanced degrees. The starting salary for any hired candidate is based on experience within salary bands.
Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.
Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.