Upper School History, 2021-22
Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s approach to our balanced education (academics, fine arts, athletics
and spiritual development) is sustained by the expectation of excellence in all areas of campus life. The
school works to develop “leaders and doers of good,” as is stated in our mission statement, created by
our Founders in 1966. A liberal arts curriculum prepares the college-bound student by focusing on
effective communications, critical thinking, problem-solving, and technical skills in a learner-centered
environment. The school, situated on 84 acres along the St. Johns River, is a caring community with
faculty who are outstanding in their field, all who are dedicated to helping our students develop their
creative talents, discover their passions, and deepen their faith and commitment to service for others.
Episcopal School of Jacksonville is seeking to fill an Upper School teaching vacancy in the History
Department for the 2021-2022 school year. The most competitive candidates will be able to teach World
History, as well as other courses in the department depending on personal background, experience, and
interests. Due to the collegial nature of our department and faculty, a willing investment in collaborative
efforts and professional growth is also a prerequisite of work at Episcopal. Contribution to the larger
school community through such means as academic advising, in addition to coaching or sponsoring of
extra-curricular programs, is expected of all community members.
● Bachelor’s degree or higher in history or political science; advanced degree preferred.
● At least two years teaching experience, including experience teaching World History. A variety of
experience as a student, educator, and practitioner of the historical discipline is desired.
● Prior experience teaching history courses in an independent school environment is preferred, but
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
● Demonstrate a commitment to teaching historical thinking skills, including critical inquiry of
sources, development of effective written analysis, and engagement in civil discourse.
● Experience with and interest in learner-centered teaching, particularly in the Harkness teaching
● Work collaboratively to achieve departmental and school-wide goals.
● A deep and thorough knowledge of the subject matter of courses taught, and a growth-mindset in
seeking and taking advantage of opportunities for continued learning.
Episcopal is committed to a school culture that is safe and positive for all members of our community. We
work intentionally to create a community comprised of people who respect and support each other. We
recognize the value of diversity, and we actively seek to welcome and include under-represented groups.
Episcopal strongly supports professional development and training opportunities for faculty and staff,
ensuring that best practices and innovative, learner-centered teaching methods are continually
incorporated into our pedagogy. The academic environment is achievement-oriented with a standard of
excellence. The school’s faculty display outstanding academic backgrounds, exceptional character, and
dedication to our approximately 900 students in grades 6-12. Episcopal does not discriminate on the
basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in its hiring and
employment practices. The above information is not a completely comprehensive inventory of all duties,
responsibilities, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.