DEPARTMENT: Upper School

REPORTS TO: History Department Chair




Hathaway Brown School seeks a full-time Upper School History Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year. Ideal candidates will possess upper school teaching experience and be well-versed in multiple areas of history, including medieval and modern world history, United States history, and other social science disciplines, such as American government, international relations, and economics.  As Hathaway Brown School is the most diverse independent all-girls school in Ohio, we are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community through our hiring practices, professional development, curricular and extracurricular programming, and school culture. We strongly encourage applications from people who are members of historically marginalized communities. Click here to be directed to our full DEI Statement.

We are searching for a gifted educator who can with excellence:

  • Demonstrate passion and expertise in the teaching of history and the social sciences.

  • Foster joy and enthusiasm for learning in a supportive classroom environment.

  • Construct creative and rigorous approaches to developing a range of critical thinking, reading, writing, research, and speaking skills appropriate to the course and student ability.

  • Reflect on individual pedagogical practices for ongoing professional growth and improvement.

  • Collaborate constructively with colleagues on innovative course design.

  • Respond proactively to meet the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of girls in an upper school.

  • Seek out opportunities to expand cultural competence and to design curricula rooted in diverse perspectives and experiences.



  • Instructing four full-credit History classes, assigned at the discretion of the Director of the Upper School and the History Department Chair.

  • Writing college letters of recommendation for students when appropriate.

  • Mentoring approximately 10 Upper School students (academic counseling, community building, parent communication, conferencing, etc.).

  • Engaging in the life of the Upper School (presence at assemblies, events, etc.).

  • Participating in chaperoning / supervisory duties.


A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (preferably in History) from a four-year college or university. Graduate degree preferred.

Hathaway Brown School has a rich 148-year history of educating and empowering girls. As Ohio’s oldest continually operating college-preparatory school for girls, Hathaway Brown has earned a reputation for academic excellence and innovation in the region and around the country. Home of the Learn for Life signature approach, Hathaway Brown has long been devoted to a fusion of cutting-edge curriculum and experiential learning. Our approximately 850 students and 225 faculty and staff come to Hathaway Brown from 89 different communities in Northeast Ohio and enjoy our stunning 16-acre campus in Shaker Heights, just minutes from the cultural attractions of University Circle and downtown Cleveland.


Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and statement of pedagogical philosophy to If you have any questions you may contact Meredith Cavell, Director of Human Resources, at 216-320-8112.

Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44122 


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