AMERICAN HISTORY AND WESTERN CIVILIZATION
This position calls for the teaching of American history in the eleventh grade and Western Civilization II (Early Medieval to Enlightenment) in the tenth grade. The candidate will likely have a major (and preferably an advanced degree) in American history. The ability to teach economics would be an added advantage.
The Atlanta Classical Academy is a classical charter school that opened K-8 in the 2014 academic year and will grow to K-12 by 2018. The curriculum in the elementary school consists in explicit phonics in spelling and reading; grammar via diagramming; the Core Knowledge sequence (not to be confused with Common Core) in literature, history, and science; Singapore math; and rudimentary Latin. Formal Latin is studied from the sixth to the eighth grades, and another year of Latin is required in the high school. The reading of great books informed by Socratic discussion commences in the elementary school. The upper-school curriculum centers on the reading and discussion of great books in literature and primary sources in history and on a thorough understanding of both the facts and the concepts in mathematics and the sciences. The study of art and music is required K-8, and art and music electives are offered as well. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of their fellow students, members of the faculty, and the principal. Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and the ability to convey knowledge to young people. They should also have the ability and desire to shape the character of youth through an explicit teaching of the moral virtues. Certification is neither required nor preferred.
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a brief essay on their philosophy of education (circa 500 words) and copies of college transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unofficial transcripts will do initially. Questions should be addressed to the principal, Dr. T. O. Moore, at email@example.com. Candidates must both understand and support the mission and philosophy of classical education and of Atlanta Classical Academy. Below are the positions currently available for the coming academic year.