Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School seeks a full-time Upper School Religion Teacher to begin in August 2023. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching five sections of core departmental offerings (Biblical Studies and World Religions), serving as an advisor to a group of 10–15 students during their Upper School years, and collaborating with fellow religion faculty and HIES chaplains in the regular review and development of the Upper School Religion curriculum.
Strong candidates will have at least two (2) years’ experience teaching religion, history, or social studies, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in one of these areas or a closely related discipline. Holy Innocents’ seeks to appoint faculty who will be active participants in both the classroom and in extra-curricular, campus life. The ideal candidate should therefore have a genuine interest in pursuing opportunities for engagement with student life at HIES, including (but not limited to) leadership of student clubs, coaching sports’ teams, and/or participating in service-learning trips.
In accord with our Episcopal identity, faculty at Holy Innocents’ celebrate the diversity of our students, including religious diversity. Faculty in the Religion Department at Holy Innocents’ are therefore expected to model inclusivity, compassion, and kindness in their practice, encouraging students to appreciate and bridge differences in the religion classroom. The ideal candidate will then be committed to upholding these commitments in their teaching practice. In your cover letter, please comment on your interest in teaching religion in a community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter (addressed to the Upper School Principal) and CV/résumé through the application portal. Please also include the names and contact information of two professional references.
Instruct five sections of religion courses in the Upper School in a classroom setting.
Develop and implement lesson plans and monitor student performance.
Collaborate with colleagues and chaplains to enhance instructional activities and environment.
Update and maintain accurate student academic records and performance metrics.
Communicate regularly with parents, students and colleagues regarding student progress.
Skills and Abilities Required
Experience teaching religion, history, social studies, and/or related humanistic disciplines.
Experience in differentiated instruction and related pedagogies that demonstrate hospitality to different learning profiles.
Excellent skills in organization, communication, and classroom management.
Experience with Canvas learning-management software is preferred but not required.
A Bachelor’s degree in Religion, History, Social Sciences, Education, or a related humanistic discipline is required. A Master’s degree and/or teaching certification are strongly preferred.
Two (2) years’ experience teaching in the humanities (in secondary- or higher-education) is required. Experience teaching religious studies, history, or social sciences is strongly preferred.
Holy Innocents’ is one of the nation's largest Episcopal schools, enrolling 1,376 students in grades K3-12. Here, in a uniquely vibrant learning community, filled with encouragement and every imaginable opportunity, students are able to explore their talents, pursue their passions, and achieve their full potential. At HIES, our students won't be just a scholar or athlete or artist – they can be all of these, and more. Come to HIES. Explore your interests. Engage your talents. Discover the best in you.