The Right Fit
Hawken School seeks teachers comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice.
Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,200 students enrolled in preschool through grade 12. Hawken’s Lyndhurst campus opened in 1922 and is home to students in preschool through grade 8. The Gates Mills campus has been home to Upper School students and faculty since 1964. In 2010, Hawken opened an urban extension center in the cultural heart of the city at University Circle; and in October of 2016, Hawken announced a westward expansion through a merger with Birchwood, a preschool – grade 8 school on Cleveland’s near west side.
Our community of parents, alums, and supporters have invested in stunning facility upgrades to enhance our teaching mission. The Lyndhurst campus features a welcoming Early Childhood Center with nationally recognized programming and a newly designed Lower School that includes an eco-garden, musical arts center and new science labs. In August of 2016, Hawken celebrated the opening of a state-of-the-art academic building at our Upper School. A dedicated science wing, spacious open architecture and ample common areas in Stirn Hall support our unparalleled, innovative programming, unique schedule and varied teaching and learning styles.
A talented group of children and young adults look forward to the learning opportunities our faculty provides. With a strong support network at home and at school, our students are prepared and ambitious. We welcome faculty-student engagement opportunities that bring real world interests to life through our interdisciplinary curriculum, off-site adventures, athletics, and other activities including drama, debate and service.
We are committed to using time differently and want faculty members to expand their definition of a classroom. This means designing learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. If you are a teacher-leader who is committed to the ideals of progressive education, and inspired by this description of our community, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this position and our school. Hawken faculty members embrace the opportunity to become lifelong learners through collaboration with colleagues as well as through substantial professional development opportunities that support the development of meaningful, innovative curriculum. Because of our growing enrollment and our commitment to enhancing the learning experience for our students, we are expanding our faculty to include even more educators who share our mission, vision and passion for 21st century teaching and learning.
We are currently welcoming applications for the following positions: