Humanities Instructor Position at Interlochen

Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan is hiring a Humanities Instructor.

This teaching position in the Humanities might interest recent graduates of the BA or MA in History programs at Northern Illinois University.

The History and Social Science Secondary Educator Licensure Program and the MA in History Program at NIU are geared toward preparing students to teach across interdisciplinary humanities fields. Any graduate students or recent graduates in History should feel free to contact me at to discuss the position.

Here is the job announcement from Interlochen Center for the Arts:

A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativity through five dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renowned summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier fine arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); and Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts. The Humanities Instructor will teach a course load of five sections, either in History or Literature and Composition. Special consideration will be given to candidates able to teach courses in African American Studies, Asian Studies, or English as a Language. Additional consideration will also be given to candidates with demonstrated skill and interest in teaching students at all levels, grades 9-12.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Creates course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, presentations, and other course materials required to deliver course information in an understandable and interesting manner to ensure students are engaged with the course material in order to achieve the course learning outcomes Teaches a full load of classes in a variety of humanities subjects Develops and maintains a course page through Canvas learning management software. Maintains up-to-date attendance and gradebook records. Completes timely and thorough interim and grade reports. Writes letters of recommendation for college admissions. Serves as a mentor for an advisory group. Collaborates and builds relationships with fellow faculty members. Provides office hours 4 days a week for students (minimum of 30 minutes per session) and holds scheduled evening tutorials when needed. Attends department, division, faculty, community and other meetings as necessary. Participates in mission oriented events like all-school events and student performances.  

Experience and Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies, Social Sciences, English as a Language, History, Political Science, Literature, Composition or related field required. Master’s degree a plus. Recent high school teaching experience preferred. Experience teaching all levels of high school (or desire to do so) preferred. Ability to demonstrate effectiveness in creating course materials (syllabus, handouts, presentations, etc) which enhance student interest and engagement. Ability to use technology to introduce new materials. Background or interest in the arts is a valuable asset.  

Application Materials Required

Resume Cover Letter Transcript Teaching Philosophy

See the full job ad on H-Net.

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