Master Teacher Humanities

Feb 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Master Teacher Humanities

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
The Academy is seeking a qualified Humanities teacher to join a collaborative team of educators at Mass Academy of Math and Science, a public, state-wide magnet school which enrolls about 100 academically accelerated 11th and 12th graders, emphasizing math and science within a comprehensive, interactive academic program. Classes are project-based and team centered.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Academy is seeking a qualified Humanities teacher to become part of the Mass Academy faculty team. The main duties include teaching a Humanities course (studying Western civilization from its origins to the present day by critically analyzing topics in literature, history and philosophy) to all 11th graders, supervising students in the Academy STEM courses (STEM research and engineering), advising seniors in academic areas (including college essay writing), offering extracurricular activities (in areas of interest, preferably mock trial, drama, and/or speech and debate), organizing the annual Day of Diversity, organizing and facilitating the annual Artist in Residence program, developing professional development activities for teachers.

    Position Requirements

  • A Master of Arts degree in English, experience as a writer and/or editor, and at least 5 years’ experience teaching advanced secondary courses in essay writing and literature-including a focus on the visual arts, music, history, and philosophy as they relate to Western Civilization.

    Experience working with high school students, a genuine desire to work with talented young people and the ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment required.

    Posting Date: 02/22/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.


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