2024-2025 - Upper School - Teaching Fellow - History
Isidore Newman School
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Newman is currently seeking aspiring teachers, or educators in their first three years of teaching, to gain practical experience teaching, advising, and coaching at a top independent school as an Upper School Teaching Fellow. For the 2024-2025 school year, we are seeking a talented and student-centered Teaching Fellow in History.
A Teaching Fellow in History will teach 3-4 sections (1-2 preps), serve as a co-advisor to 8 to 12 students, and is expected to contribute to the school life outside the classroom in an extracurricular activity. This full-time position features mentoring by a veteran member of the Newman faculty to assist in lesson planning, instructional strategies, classroom observations, and constructive feedback. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in their content area, excellent communication skills, and a genuine desire to contribute broadly to a school community. This position offers a unique opportunity for career development and mentorship in a supportive and dynamic educational environment.
The most important qualifications include:
A bachelor's degree or higher in History or a closely related field
Values strong relationships with their students while maintaining high expectations in the academic program.
Strong background in historical research and writing pedagogy, including the critical analysis of a diverse range of primary and secondary resources.
Cultural competency demonstrating respect for diversity of identities and experiences and an orientation toward equity and inclusion.
Professional orientation towards collaboration and innovation including strong proficiency with technology appropriate to the History classroom.
A reflective practitioner, committed to a continuous process of self-improvement and lifelong learning.
A student-centered educator, who embodies our school philosophy “We learn to do by doing.”
A positive sense of humor, self-confidence, and effective oral and written communication skills.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, updated resume and names of three professional references.
Founded in 1903, Isidore Newman School is a co-educational independent school that serves high-achieving and highly motivated students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as infants through young children in Green Trees, a premier early childhood division of the School. Located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, blocks away from Tulane and Loyola University, Newman is the only co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school in the city of New Orleans. Our School enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics and the arts with our students matriculating to the most selective colleges and universities in the country.