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Media Studies and Technology Teacher
The Ross School is seeking one full-time faculty member to implement the Ross Media Studies and Technology curriculum, beginning August 2017.
Ross’s K–12 program comprises theory, history, and ethical practice. Students explore the political, social, economic, and psychological effects of media while gaining production skills. Media Studies faculty are responsible for implementing and refining this curriculum in core courses and electives. To deepen the interdisciplinary of this unique curriculum, faculty collaborate with scholars from fields including cultural history, world languages and literature, visual arts, the sciences, and mathematics.
The largest boarding/day school in New York, the Ross School is one of the only K–12 institutions featuring Media Studies and Technology in its core curriculum. Students gain a variety of skills — technical and critical, traditional and innovative — while working on projects ranging from documentaries to data visualizations. The Media Studies and Technology curriculum draws upon 21st century media literacy scholars such as Henry Jenkins to ensure students are endowed with cutting-edge media competencies.
The Media Studies and Technology Department strongly emphasizes the critical analysis of media. We seek a faculty member dedicated to teaching the political, social, and environmental responsibilities of using media, rather than solely developing media production skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Implement an interdisciplinary Media Studies and Technology curriculum in grades K–12, teaching critical studies- and production-based core courses and electives
- Collaborate with faculty from cultural history, world languages and literature, visual arts, the sciences, and mathematics to enhance integrated learning experiences for students
- Prepare students to critically examine how media operate in their lives and surrounding world with social, political, psychological, and environmental ramifications
- Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies, Communication, Rhetoric, Design, History (or related discipline)
- 2 years’ teaching experience at the Upper School Level (Grades 7–12)
- Knowledge of politics and current events
- Demonstrated strength in curriculum writing and revision
- Knowledge of key media historians and theorists including Elizabeth Eisenstein, Marshall McLuhan, Henry Jenkins, Jonathan Sterne, Wiebe Bijker, and Jonathan Crary
- Production skills enabling multimedia creative work
- Willing to support independent, student-driven media projects
- Master’s degree in Media Studies, Communication, Rhetoric, Design, History, Political Science (or related discipline)
- 4 years’ teaching experience at the Upper School Level (Grades 7–12)
- Multilingual (Mandarin preferred)
- Expertise in one of the following: media history, digital citizenship, multimedia journalism, design, or computer science
- Experience teaching an integrated, project-based curriculum
Candidates with experience teaching Lower School-level students (Grades K–6) are especially encouraged to apply.
The Strings/Orchestra Arts Teacher creates and implements curriculum under the direction of the Head ofLower and Middle School and Domain Dean.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- The Teacher designs and implements lessons and projects in a manner consistent with the Ross School mission and philosophy and provides students with age-appropriate activities and feedback.
- The Teacher composes learning evaluations and prepares for and participates in parent-teacher conferences, as needed.
- Applicants should be highly accomplished on a principal instrument and capable of playing violin, viola, cello, and bass.
- The ideal candidate has experience teaching elementary, middle school and high school students, including beginners through NYSSMA level 6 players.
- Piano and/or guitar skills are a plus.
Preference is given to candidates who act as boarding parents, living in boarding houses with students. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
There are no staff positions at this time.