Asheville School, a purposefully small, co-ed boarding school of 295 students founded in 1900, and located on three hundred idyllic acres in the midst of the mountains of Western North Carolina, has an opening for a full-time teacher of computer science and mathematics. For 2020-2021, the courses are likely to be AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, and Introduction to Computer Programming. The ideal candidate would be interested in and capable of providing a long-term vision of computer science at Asheville School, with the potential for expanding our offerings. Additionally, the candidate must have the flexibility and ability to teach mathematics (such as Algebra 2, Precalculus, AP Calculus, Statistics).
We are looking for candidates who visibly love working with adolescents, who embrace the newest pedagogies, who are eager to coach and/or assist with afternoon activities, and desire to live on dorm. Asheville School seeks candidates fully committed to investing energy in all three phases of the School's mission of "mind, body, and spirit".
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Keeps accurate and current records of all students' academic progress, informing students regularly of any deficiencies.
Prepares long range as well as written daily lesson plans. Keeps curriculum maps current.
Read and be familiar with the Student Parent Handbook and the Faculty Handbook, and to follow and uphold school policy and regulations.
Aids in the supervision and discipline of students.
Prepares lessons that incorporate 21st Century Skills, that are student centered and model differentiated instruction.
Establishes classroom policies and procedures that communicate high expectations
Stays current with best teaching practices and pedagogy.
Other Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Meets with the departmental chair and other departmental teachers at least once a month and at additional times as designated by the departmental chair.
Communicates with the departmental chairs and Student Life concerning any specific student needs.
Informs the Department Chair of any activities that necessitate absence from class in order that proper supervision can be provided. This should be done at least three days before the absence.
Attends all regularly scheduled meetings – faculty, departmental, school wide.
Grades and returns all student work within a reasonable length of time - normally within one week.
Informs students of tutorial needs and to be available for these tutoring sessions.
Completes all interim, semester and yearly grade reports by indicated dates in order that all reports can be completed promptly.
Attends seated meals, convocations, chapel services and performs duty assignments as scheduled.
In addition to teaching assigned sections, lead afternoon activities such as coaching an athletic team or supporting the arts.
Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of the classroom.
Participate in service programs including Saturday activities.
Reports any maintenance or repair need to the Facilities Department online.
Assists with Admission Open Houses and other division events.
Remains in compliance with SACS/SAIS standards for instructional personnel.
Supports school activities with enthusiasm and attendance.
Minimum Job Requirements- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field;
At least 3-5 years of experience of teaching experience;
Comfort with innovative and forward-thinking approaches to instruction;
A strong commitment to professional growth.
Advanced degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field;
Minimum of 5 years of proven success in teaching high school students;
Experience implementing inquiry-based or project-based curriculum;
Experience teaching in independent schools.
Conditions of Employment:
Successful candidate must submit to pre-employment and on-going background checks.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Salary and Benefits:
Asheville School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with applicant’s skills and experience.
Application Process:?Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to HR@AshevilleSchool.org. This position is open until filled.
AshevilleSchool does not discriminate in its employment decisions or practices on the basis of gender, age, race, color, marital status, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any disability that can be reasonably accommodated in the administration of its educational policies and school administered programs.
About Asheville School
Asheville School is a co-ed boarding school of 290 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1900 we are located in the mountains of western North Carolina within minutes of the vibrant downtown of Asheville, NC.