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Middle School Humanities Teacher

Position Type Teacher
School Name Ranney School
City, State Tinton Falls, NJ 
Posted 02/05/2019

2018-2019 Job Opening: Middle School Humanities Teacher



Ranney School is an Age 3-Grade 12 independent, college preparatory school based in Tinton Falls, NJ. Our school serves a diverse body of approximately 700 students from across Monmouth & Ocean Counties on the northern New Jersey shore. A secular, college-preparatory day school, Ranney is guided by a strong Board of Trustees, an experienced Head of School, Dr. John Griffith, and most notably, by a powerful mission and vision. Our mission is “To nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively and contribute meaningfully to society.” We envision Ranney School as a nurturing learning community, in which families, faculty, alumni and all of Ranney’s constituents collaborate to distinguish and value every child, foster individual talents, sustain powerful connections between children and adults, and graduate resilient, globally-minded citizens. We continue to foster an inclusive community that supports a spectrum of cultures, beliefs and talents to promote the intellectual growth and moral development of all members of our community. We are inspired by an awareness and appreciation for diversity, human dignity and interpersonal acceptance.

The Middle School (grades 6-8) seeks a humanities teacher for the 2019-20 academic year. Over the past two years, Ranney has developed an excellent humanities program for students in both sixth and seventh grades. Afforded double, back-to-back blocks, the humanities teacher can create interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students. The sixth grade humanities curriculum is focused mainly on world cultures, connecting history, literature, the arts, geography, and culture studies.

Candidates will ideally have an advanced degree in either education or a humanities-related field and middle school teaching experience.

Key Skills and Qualities:

  • A passion for teaching middle school children and an understanding of their cognitive and socio-emotional development

  • Content-area expertise (Humanities, English, History)

  • A growth mindset and a willingness to grow as an educator

  • Ideally, previous experience working with pre-adolescents

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach three sections of double-block humanities courses

  • In addition to a full-time teaching schedule faculty serve as advisors, mentor students in co-curricular activities (coaching athletics, if possible), participate in division and department meetings, serve on school-wide committees and in various supervisory roles. Developing strong relationships with students and colleagues is critical for one’s success at Ranney and for the school’s successful accomplishment of its mission.

To Apply:

Please submit an application dossier compiled into one, single PDF file and emailed to Upper School Head and Assistant Head of School, Dr. Greg Martin (, Middle School Head and Mr. David Ketcham ( The dossier must include a cover letter, a CV/resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of three to five professional references. References will not be checked without first notifying candidates. The subject line of the email should read “Ranney School MS Humanities Application.” Please name the PDF file with the following format: “[Applicant Last Name] Ranney MS Humanities Application.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and priority will be given to applicants who apply before March 1, 2019.

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