Rhetoric History or Literature Teacher

Regents School of Austin
Published
June 11, 2019
Location
Austin, Texas
Category
Job Type

Description

Position Summary

Our high school Humanities program reaches across History, Literature, Rhetoric, Economics, and Theology. Because of the integrated objective of our program, candidates with experience and capacity to teach across the Humanities curriculum are valuable. Please note interests and qualifications in your cover letter.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Live out a Christian lifestyle and clearly demonstrate a Christian worldview in daily actions. See Philosophy and Doctrinal Statement on our website for more information.
  • Provide day-to-day instructional excellence to every student
  • Advise a small number of students over the course of their education in the high school
  • Actively support and promote the school's philosophy, mission, and goals
  • Work cooperatively with fellow-staff members and administrators in curriculum design, assessment and implementation as it pertains to specific grade levels and programs
  • Regularly communicate and work cooperatively with parents to meet the needs of the students
  • Coordinate and implement appropriate student assessments and utilize results in a prescriptive, constructive manner to promote student learning
  • Actively support Regents through participation in school sponsored events and activities
  • Participate in staff development and team meetings

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in their specific discipline (Masters preferred), at least three to five years of relevant high school or collegiate classroom teaching experience, and Christian maturity that demonstrates a desire and capacity to create a healthy classroom environment and develop a commitment to learning in students. Successful candidates will have experience and expertise in the following:

  • Understanding pedagogical skills and objectives in a classical, Christian model.
  • Teaching through student discussions and extensive researched writing assignments while providing timely and instructive evaluation.
  • High self-understanding, interpersonal communication, self-organization, and motivation.
  • This position will frequently interact with students, parents, faculty, and administrators and requires strong interpersonal competency and the ability to build trust and rapport.

About the School of Rhetoric

Our High School’s unofficial motto might be ‘work hard, play hard, laugh hard’. Though rigorous in curriculum and expectations, our student body is made up of academically average and above average students, almost all of whom are involved in Athletics, Performing and Visual Arts, clubs and societies, and service to the school and community. Ours is a balance of exhorting students to not accept low expectations for what young people can do while also helping them make hard decisions between multiple "excellent" things.

At the center of our education in the high school are analysis and critical thinking--the students' ability and exercise of understanding and ordering their knowledge on any particular topic into the context of their understanding of everything else. Articulating in writing and speech both questions and understanding are therefore regular and constant activity in all subjects. We deliberately foster an environment that encourages mature personal relationships and individual study. While education inherently includes graded performance on assessments and tests which can foster anxiety and unhealthy competition, the environment most conducive to learning is relaxed, personal, and safe--a result of relationships with adults whom are trustworthy, caring, and supportive. Those relationships are the most important asset in our school.

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