Collegiate School, NYC, seeks Head of History Department (Grades 5-12)

Collegiate School seeks an experienced and accomplished teacher, scholar and leader to serve as the next head of a grade 5-12 history department known for its rigor, scholarship and ability to inspire and prepare boys for the study of history in college and beyond.  Successful candidates will hold a graduate degree in a field of history and will have the knowledge and experience to contribute broadly to a program that features intensive skill development in the middle school and, in the upper school, an array of requirements and electives in U.S. and global history, including advanced courses in U.S. and European history.  We seek candidates who are fluent with current pedagogy and curriculum and who can lead the department to further our approaches to research and to re-imagine the program in all areas.  Most important, we seek a department head who will model in her or his own classes fresh and agile approaches to the teaching of history that will engage curious, active boys who share a keen interest in the past as well as current world affairs.

Collegiate School is a K-12 boys school of 630 students located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  Founded in 1628, it has maintained a reputation of excellence in boys education and is particularly known for the strength of its academic programs, for the warmth of its community, and for the loyalty of its students and alumni. Throughout the school, we seek teachers who are knowledgeable in their disciplines, passionate about teaching, and eager to help students become independent adults and responsible leaders.  We seek teachers who are inspiring and supportive in their work with boys, who are willing to teach beyond the classroom, and who share our belief in the values of collaboration, respect, and equity.

Candidates should let us know of their interest by submitting the following documents directly through our website (  a résumé, the names and contact information for three references, and a letter of interest describing their experience and interest in the position.


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