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The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD is seeking candidates to fill the position of High School Jewish History Long-Term Sub from February-May 2024, with the possibility of an earlier start.
The position combines classroom teaching with the opportunity to work in a collaborative, dedicated, and highly skilled team in delivering an outstanding, well rounded Jewish history education to committed and engaged high school students in a pluralist environment. Courses emphasize critical thinking and analysis, research and argumentation (both written and oral), collaboration, civil discourse, reflection and identity development.
The ideal candidate will have three or more years of highly successful formal teaching experience and demonstrated passion for and excellence in the teaching of Jewish history to high school students. They are deeply knowledgeable about the scope of Jewish history through the ages, and have particular depth and interest in teaching modern Jewish history, as well as in elevating a wide variety of voices as part of curriculum. They are comfortable engaging in difficult conversations and in teaching to students with a rich variety of Jewish backgrounds, and they are able to balance academic rigor with the work of identity development within their classroom.
The ideal candidate is creative and collaborative. Student-centered learning, simulations, rich conversation and debate, and the active pursuit of deep questions are the hallmarks of their classes. The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to build positive relationships with students and provide meaningful and actionable feedback to enhance student learning. They are expert at managing a classroom, and are comfortable working with a range of learners while pushing students to identify themselves as part of the chain of Jewish history, past, present and future.
- Teaching 3 sections of Modern Jewish History to 10th graders;
- Teaching 1 section of World Jewry to 11th graders;
- Providing timely and effective feedback to students;
- Participating in team meetings to review curriculum and discuss student progress;
- Working collaboratively within the High School Jewish History department and High School faculty;
- Performing duties, such as lunch duty or hall duty, as assigned.
- The candidate must possess a BA in Jewish Studies, History, Israel Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Education, History, or a related field; MA preferred but not required.
- Candidates should have at least three years of successful teaching experience in collaborative working environments.
- Experience in differentiated instruction and working with students with diverse learning needs is preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) required.
- Faculty may be asked to perform their work responsibilities on campus and/or at home. In both settings, the teacher is required to maintain a professional environment.
- While on campus, classes may be operating either in person or in an alternative setting. Teachers are expected to be present and accessible for the entire school day (contracted hours), regardless of the setting.
- In accordance with the School's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the School has adopted a mandatory Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families and the community at large from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the flu, which may be reduced by annual vaccinations. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.
To learn more about this opportunity, the School, and to apply, please visit https://www.cesjds.org/about/work-at-cesjds
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.