The Harley School

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Upper School History Teacher

Job Overview

  • Experience Level Some Experience
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education 4-year degree

The Harley School seeks a full-time Upper School History teacher to start in September of 2023.  Primary responsibility is for teaching five sections of history to students in grades 9-12 with a focus on American history, politics, and society.  Courses will include AP US History and a series of topical courses such as Dissent in America, World Wars, the Cold War, and Debate.  Additional responsibilities include—but are not limited to—academic advising, chaperoning, extracurricular mentoring and supervision, and committee work.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be passionate about teaching students and helping them become informed, engaged global citizens;
  • Have appropriate academic preparation for the position (Master’s preferred);
  • Have teaching experience, either at the secondary or college level;
  • Be familiar with independent school culture;
  • Promote and welcome open, dynamic, and critical discussions to engage students in a meaningful study of our past, present, and future.

Founded in 1917, Harley is a secular independent school in Rochester, New York, offering a college preparatory program for 520 students, Nursery through Grade 12, about 150 of whom are in the Upper School. Rooted in the progressive tradition, Harley is a diverse, inclusive, and forward-thinking community. The Upper School program includes rigorous college preparation, extraordinary programs in the arts, many unique offerings (Hospice, Glass Studio, Food & Farm, Rights & Responsibilities, and more), and a curriculum for the climate crisis, developed with the help of an Edward E. Ford Foundation grant.

In the interest of promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, The Harley School welcomes candidates from all backgrounds.  Our School’s mission statement begins, “We are a diverse, inclusive school.”  Along with a cover letter and résumé, we ask that you provide a personal statement on how you see yourself promoting diversity and inclusivity if you join the Harley community.  Please submit these materials via email to jobs@harleyschool.org.  Indicate “Upper School History” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

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The Harley School

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