Middle-Upper School History Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Falmouth Academy, Falmouth, MA

Falmouth Academy
7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540

508-457-9696 Phone | 508-457-4112 Fax


Job Title:  Middle-Upper School History Teacher

FLSA Classification:  Exempt

Responsible to:  Head of School, Academic Dean

Last Modified:  May 2024

Position Summary:  Falmouth Academy is seeking a history teacher to join a dynamic dedicated team of educational professionals.  Preferred candidates will have an academic background in history and a record of demonstrated success working with young people in education or a related field.  The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic individual who values the richness of an educational experience that includes people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and identities, someone who has demonstrated a passion for history and research and for teaching that builds interest in, enthusiasm for, and mastery of the subject.  In addition, the candidate will have the capacity to contribute to the life of the School in co-curricular areas, especially coaching. This is a one-year sabbatical replacement position with the possibility of continued employment depending on future school needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach four sections of history
    • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records
    • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
    • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
    • Deliver remote instruction as required
  • Participate in school evaluation and professional development programs
  • Advise students on academic and other matters in accordance with the School’s mission
  • Coach one or two athletic teams (soccer, basketball, lacrosse, cross country, tennis) or the extracurricular equivalent thereof
  • Participate in some infrequent evening or weekend activities, including meetings, professional development, school trips, or other school activities
  • Other duties, as assigned

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in history or a related field 
  • Preferred candidates will have at least two years of classroom teaching experience
  • Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with students, colleagues, and parents
  • Enthusiastic interest in teaching, motivating, coaching and mentoring high school students
  • Demonstrated experience working with a diverse population and creating inclusive spaces
  • Ability to serve as a role model for students
  • Ability to meet classroom, advisory, and extra curricular obligations on a consistent schedule
  • Ability to attend meetings before and after the normal school day schedule and sometimes in the evening 
  • Ability to comply with the requirements of a standard work week
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States

 Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Works in an environment with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time  
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 15 lbs.  
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled office environment
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold

Candidates who wish to inquire are encouraged to send a completed application (available on the Employment page of the school website) along with a cover letter and resume to Matt Green, Head of School, at  mgreen@falmouthacademy.org.  Feel free to include any questions or additional materials.  

Falmouth Academy

Falmouth, MA
Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender