UPPER SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHER
We are seeking a full-time leave History teacher for the Upper School beginning in Fall 2023. Candidates
seeking part-time are also encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching, advising a small group
of students, participating in curriculum development and design, as well as contributing to the life of the
Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.
We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.
We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world.
The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 845 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
- be comfortable with the department’s commitment to inquiry-based learning, fostering student independence, and equipping students with attitudes and skills that can help them participate constructively in creating a more equitable world.
- have a broad and deep background in the study of history, including a Bachelor’s degree in history or a closely related field, and preferably a Master’s degree as well.
- have substantial experience teaching history in a classroom setting, preferably to students at the high school level.
Ideal candidates will be knowledgeable in some area(s) of world history outside of the United States and Western Europe and have experience teaching active, student-centered classes. They may also have the opportunity to contribute to the History Department’s vibrant elective program. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
History Department Statement of Purpose
The Park School history department considers the ultimate goal of historical study at the secondary level to be the formation of attitudes and skills that enable students to understand the world around them so that they can constructively participate in a democratic society. We encourage young people to recognize the non-objective nature of information and to take time to seek out and compare alternative contentions in arriving logically at personal positions concerning the key issues of their world.
The emphasis in course organization is generally on historical problems. Assignments include a discriminating analysis of both primary sources and secondary interpretations. We employ a variety of readings and teaching techniques to stimulate and develop effective self-expression, both written and oral. Basic historical research skills are taught in required courses, culminating in a major research project each year.
Salary and Benefits
Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
Under current policy, full-time employees who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive all tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All applicants, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. (During the first two years of employment, employees may apply for tuition assistance through the need-based Tuition Assistance Program.)
Due to the large volume of incoming resumes, we cannot accept phone calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a letter of interest, personal statement, resume and list of references via email or US mail.
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21208
FAX (410) 339 – 4125
The Park School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, martial status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of any employee’s duties.