Overview

The High Mountain Institute has an anticipated opening for a Humanities Teacher, a full-time position in the HMI Semester. Responsibilities include teaching two sections of Literature of the Natural World, one section of US History, leading wilderness expeditions, and participating in residential life duties.
About the High Mountain Institute: HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous academic program, extended wilderness trips, and a community of shared responsibility. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.
Position Responsibilities:
∙ Teach 2 sections of English and 1 section of U.S. history each semester
∙ Co-lead wilderness expeditions in the Rocky Mountains and the canyons of southern Utah (7 weeks per year)
∙ Participate in daily and weekly residential life responsibilities
∙ Mentor an English or history apprentice each semester
∙ Advise 4-6 students each semester
∙ Live in on-campus housing (as available)
Position Benefits:
∙ Health, dental, and vision benefits
∙ 4-9% retirement benefits match after 1 year
∙ Summer vacation, early June to mid-August
∙ Wilderness leadership training opportunities
∙ Annual professional development opportunities
∙ Competitive salary, dependent on experience
∙ On-campus housing possible

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Full Time, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Qualifications: BA or higher, willingness to acquire and maintain current WFR & CPR certifications, prior English and/or history teaching experience, prior experience in wilderness settings, enthusiasm for working with teenagers in a residential setting, criminal and driving background check required.

Preferred Skills:

Wilderness First Responder

About High Mountain Institute

A semester school for high school juniors, the High Mountain Institute (HMI) combines the best of a traditional independent school with outstanding outdoor education. HMI connects students to the natural world and teaches them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. HMI also offers a Summer Term for high school students and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Em Ducharme, Administrative Coordinator for the HMI Semester, at [email protected] and fill out the HMI Prospective Employment Form online. We will review applications until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview.