Middle School Humanities Teacher

The Bishop's School
San Diego, CA United States

About The Bishop’s School

Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million in need-based grants is awarded annually.

Anticipated Base Compensation Depending on Experience: $75,070 – $140,976 per annum

What is Essential about Being a Teacher at Our School

The Bishop’s School seeks engaging, collaborative, dynamic, and learner-centered teachers. We seek candidates who hold high expectations for students, design learning experiences that prioritize adolescent well-being and belonging, are enthusiastic about working on teams, and are eager to pursue growth in their teaching practice.

Our goals are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement and collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning.

Position Summary Description

The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time Middle School Humanities Teacher beginning August 2024. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching English and history as well as a strong foundation in developmentally appropriate teaching strategies for middle school students. In addition to classroom teaching, this position will serve as an advisor to a group of sixth grade students. We seek candidates who are enthusiastic to participate on a grade-level team that facilitates collaboration with other sixth grade teachers and advisors to support students and to design aligned curriculum across the grade level.

An Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • A bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in English, history or a related field is required;
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in English, history or both subjects to students in grades 5-8 is strongly preferred;
  • Interest in supporting current co-curricular programs and professional learning communities;
  • Unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives;
  • Demonstrated commitment to and competency in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice;
  • Ability to integrate technology into instruction;
  • Eagerness to collaborate with other department and grade-level team members in creating meaningful, relevant, learner-centered classroom experiences;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community;
  • Strong work ethic, as well as time management, verbal, written language, and interpersonal skills;
  • Irrespective of own religious orientation, the ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition;
  • Commitment to well-being as the foundation for growth.

Core Competencies:

  • Uphold the School’s Core Values;
  • Demonstrate professionalism, tact and an unwavering positive attitude;
  • Verbal and written communication;
  • Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates;
  • Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure;
  • Comply with School’s reporting policies and procedures;
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized work area.

Role Specific Competencies:

  • Adolescent cognition
  • Growth mindset
  • Counseling and supporting adolescents
  • Tactful communication
  • Teamwork

Application Deadline

Applications received before March 10, 2024 are preferred. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Please do not email or call the school directly.

The Bishop’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the San Diego area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. The Bishop’s School takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.

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