La Salle Academy is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school, sponsored by the Brothers of the Christian Schools (the De La Salle Christian Brothers) offering a comprehensive curriculum. Founded in 1871 and located in the heart of Providence, La Salle Academy serves a student body of 1460 students in grades 6 through 12. La Salle Academy has as its mission the education of young men and women of diverse backgrounds, with a special concern for the working class and the poor, in the tradition of St. John Baptist De La Salle’s ideals of faith, service, and community.
The Social Studies teacher will join a department that offers a full range of courses and excellent teaching facilities in social studies. The teacher will instruct five high school classes for the year; Essential duties for faculty members at La Salle Academy include 1) classroom instruction; 2) conferences with students, parents and colleagues; 3) active participation in the work of the department on curriculum development and pedagogy.
The successful applicant will have at least a bachelor’s degree in history or political science. Candidates having academic preparation in or experience teaching are preferred. Experience in teaching AP courses is desired. Familiarity with computers and an interest in technology integration in the social studies curriculum is essential. References should speak to the candidate’s ability to be a dynamic educator with leadership potential; his/her eagerness and enthusiasm in working effectively with capable young people at this level; and to his or her ability to work collaboratively with adult colleagues.