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January 13, 2022
Full Time History Teacher
Position Overview: Lick-Wilmerding High School currently seeks a dedicated educator to join our History Department as a full-time teacher beginning August 1, 2022. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong practice of and commitment to anti-racist and identity inclusive pedagogy that supports students of all backgrounds to succeed academically, collaborate, and develop self-reflection tools for personal growth. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate a strong practice of and commitment to collaboration with colleagues. Lick-Wilmerding actively fosters equity and diversity in our hiring practices.

Responsibilities: A full time teaching position at LWHS consists of 4 sections capped at 18 students each and usually includes two courses. Ideal candidates will demonstrate the capacity to teach (or learn to teach) any combination of the following: 10th grade Modern World History, 11th grade Honors US History, and 2 semester-long Senior seminars on topics determined each year with teacher input. Flexibility and enthusiasm to teach at any level are preferred.

Faculty also have community responsibilities to further the mission of the school through Advising, the Public Purpose Program, Admissions, and other co-curricular activities of the school. Faculty are expected to participate fully in all curricular team meetings, department meetings, faculty meetings, and office hours to support students when needed.

The ideal candidate will have:
* A preferred minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching students how to read, write, think and speak critically about the study of history, emphasizing patterns, themes, and relevance over data and recall
* A demonstrated commitment to teaching and pedagogical development at the high school level
* Experience working with diverse populations, contributing to campus diversity efforts, and/or evidence of cultural competence
* A commitment to anti-racist history pedagogy, diversity, equity and equitable instruction in the history classroom
* Experience with differentiated instruction for students who come from various academic backgrounds
* Experience with student-centered teaching and learning
* Interest in curriculum development, curricular innovation, and professional development
* Interest in and ability to collaborate on a grade level curriculum team
* Some facility or capacity to adapt to remote teaching through various online technologies

How to Apply: Please include in a cover letter of 1 to 2 pages your responses to the following:
1. How have you supported students with diverse cultural and academic experiences in a history classroom?
2. Describe what student-centered teaching looks like in your classroom and give examples from your teaching experience.
3. What does anti-racist pedagogy mean to you and how does it show up in your teaching?
4. What strengths do you bring to collaboration with colleagues? What areas of growth do you have?
No calls or emails please.
Anne Condren
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