Head of Humanities Faculty

Deakin , Australian Capital Territory 

The Head of Humanities Faculty at CGGS plays an integral role in progressing humanities and its associated subjects in the academic offerings across all senior school year levels.  The Humanities Faculty encompasses a range of subjects from Years 7 to 12 including Business, Commerce, Economics, Geography, Global Perspectives, History, Legal Studies, Philosophy and Ethics, Religion and Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Applications for this position close: 9.00am, Tuesday 9 March 2021

  •  Three-year contract position, with possible three-year extension
  • Middle management leadership role
  • Professional and supportive environment

 Who we are

As Canberra’s most established girls’ school in the heart of the city, Canberra Girls Grammar School is an Anglican independent school with a proud reputation as a leader in girls’ education.  At CGGS we develop young women of character, who are active global citizens equipped with the skills and ability to make a difference in the world.  This is your opportunity to join our committed, innovative and supportive team in a school driven by excellence.

 The Role

The Head of Humanities Faculty at CGGS plays an integral role in progressing humanities and its associated subjects in the academic offerings across all senior school year levels.  The Humanities Faculty encompasses a range of subjects from Years 7 to 12 including Business, Commerce, Economics, Geography, Global Perspectives, History, Legal Studies, Philosophy and Ethics, Religion and Philosophy and Religious Studies. Forming an essential part of the middle management team, Heads of Faculty are responsible for all elements of curriculum development and delivery, pedagogy and strategic direction of their faculty.  The Head of Faculty creates strong relationships within the faculty team in order to deliver the highest standard of academic outcomes for the students.  They also work with parents in support of students, and external stakeholders to ensure a range of high quality delivery of science learning opportunities.

The role of the Head of Faculty is suited to a committed, passionate and innovative educator who understands the important place of Humanities in the senior schooling years and as a pathway into tertiary study.  Engagement with current research into best practice in humanities education and student learning outcomes is important to this role, as well as the ability to lead a team of committed educators in producing the best student outcomes. The Heads of Faculty are part of the academic management team of the Senior School and are involved in strategic and operational planning for furthering the educational outcomes of all students.  The Head of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty should be organised, able to prioritise and meet deadlines and passionate about girls in humanities. 

This middle management position will commence as soon as possible and is initially a three-year contract position with a possible three-year extension.

Suitability

Candidates should hold appropriate undergraduate qualifications for a teaching and middle leadership position.  Postgraduate qualifications will be highly regarded.  Candidates are expected to possess a deep understanding of current educational trends and factors that impact adolescent girls learning.

Knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is essential, and previous experience will be highly regarded. Knowledge of the Australian Curriculum and BSSS would be highly regarded. Additionally, a commitment to ongoing Professional Learning is required.

All teaching staff are expected to take part in the whole life of the School, including participation in pastoral care and co-curricular activities.

Candidates must have a current WWVP and registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (or ability to obtain this registration) as conditions of employment.  A current first aid certificate is desirable.

Applications

 Further information, including the position description can be found on the School’s website https://employment.cggs.act.edu.au/.

Applications should be made via the online application form on the Employment page of our website https://employment.cggs.act.edu.au/.  Applications should include a current resume and short cover letter.

Queries regarding this position should be directed via email to [email protected].  Please note that applications cannot be accepted via the employment email address.

Applications closing Tuesday 9 March 2021
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