Hawken School is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual committed to teaching the total child. Candidates should be eager to work in a collaborative team-based environment with thoughtful individuals committed to doing school better.
The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Teach classes in Math, Physics and Computer Science, depending upon the school’s needs
Active participation with Math and Science departments as they re-envision curricula
Coach or lead significant co-curricular activities within the Upper School, preparing students for national scale competitions such as science fairs and robotics competitions
Partner closely with the Director of Maker Spaces and Director of Technology in advancing Hawken’s use of computing technologies
Active use of feedback based assessment
Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Assistant Head or Head of School
Because Hawken believes in supporting teachers’ passions, in deepening their expertise, and in fueling their spirit of innovation, we provide substantive professional development opportunities that lead to the kinds of excellence that are a hallmark of our community.
An undergraduate degree in Math, Physics or Computer Science required. Advanced degrees and at least three years teaching experience preferred.
Joyful enthusiasm, flexibility, good humor, and a team spirit necessary for curricular collaboration and innovation
Familiarity with diverse ways of engaging students over a range of learning styles enhanced by a desire to try new approaches
A passion for creative design of unique programing within our department and across disciplines leading to curriculum invoking interdisciplinary approaches, multicultural perspectives, and experiential opportunities in and out of the classroom
A continuous commitment to improve teaching proficiency, particularly with technology as applied to best practices in education
A deep understanding of adolescence and a passion for working with teenagers as they engage the complex issues of today’s world
Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.
About Hawken School
Hawken School seeks teachers comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. We are committed to using time differently and want faculty members to expand their definition of a classroom. This means designing learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects.
We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice. If you are a teacher who is committed to the ideals of progressive education, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this position and our school.
Founded on the ideal that “the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life,” Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with 1,400 students in toddler through grade 12. Our four campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the city’s museu...m district provide a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse and dynamic environment.
To learn more, visit www.hawken.edu