Upper School Humanities Teacher
Moses Brown School, Providence, RI
Responsibilities: Moses Brown seeks a part-time Humanities teacher to start in September 2023. The Humanities Department at Moses Brown encompasses history, religion, ethics and psychology courses. The fundamental purpose of the Humanities department is to empower our students to make sense of the world they inherit. We seek to provide them with the tools to grapple with the kind of society they want to create, and the kind of person they want to be within it. Our Friends values inform our pedagogy through uplifting marginalized voices, including multiple perspectives, and bringing light to social justice issues. We hold tremendous responsibility to ensure we are instilling the care for learning, people, and place through the crafting and teaching of our curricula. We value the ability to teach history and another of the humanities disciplines. The successful applicant will teach 2 sections each semester at multiple levels (9th-12th grade).
Working collaboratively with other members of the Humanities department is important to our school culture. In addition, teachers work closely with students outside of the classroom during office hours and for occasional extra help outside of these times.
In addition to the core teaching responsibilities, Moses Brown teachers have yearly co-curricular responsibilities. All Upper School faculty are asked to lead an advisory starting in their second year at the school. Teachers are expected to serve on committees, and attend school meetings, some of which take place after school.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a relevant academic background and a demonstrated commitment to cultural competency. We seek applicants who are able to foster intellectual curiosity in students, and will engage them in thinking critically about the world. A focus on strong verbal and written communication skills is essential. A broad range of experience teaching history and/or related fields from non-dominant perspectives will be helpful.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. Two to five years of teaching experience is preferred, although not a requirement for application. Master’s degree or beyond is desirable. We seek candidates who are passionate about their desire to teach, advise, and learn from high school students, committed to working collaboratively, and eager to embrace and forward the Quaker mission of the school. We value experience teaching in a distance learning format or experience designing education for a digital platform and the flexibility those skill sets can offer.
Compensation: Compensation is competitive and based on education and number of years of experience. The school offers a competitive package of benefits to its faculty and staff, including vacation, occasional absence days, health insurance, retirement plan, and tuition remission toward enrollment at MB.
To apply: The MB upper school is increasing sections of teaching this year across five departments, offering multiple teaching possibilities. Applicants may apply for one part-time role in one department, or might consider combining opportunities in two departments, if qualified and interested, to approach full-time status.
Please submit a resume, cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references to email@example.com. It is very important that you indicate the job number (USHUMANITIES-001) in the subject line of the email.
If you are applying for more than one part-time role, please be sure to indicate that in the subject line of your email (i.e. USHUMANITIES-001 & USSCI-001) and in your cover letter. Please also indicate if you are open to a part-time role or only to a full-time, cross-departmental role.
Once we have read and discussed applications in late February, we will be in touch with select candidates to arrange interviews.