Humanities and Social Science Department Head

  • Bishop Strachan School
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jan 12, 2024
Full-Time Teaching

Job Description

Humanities and Social Science Department Head


 Full Time

20% Department Head, 80% Teaching


For over 155 years, The Bishop Strachan School has been helping talented girls become fearless women who are able to navigate the world with intellectual curiosity, agility, and compassion. We teach them to find purpose, feel confident, and speak with a strong, independent voice. Our history is bound up with our bold mission - to "inspire girls to be fearless; educate them to be leaders" - and we continue to do that today. 


Our teachers provide a rigorous curricular experience that embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies that align with our Signature of a BSS Girl attributes and our Culture of Powerful Learning best teaching practices. We are seeking a highly collaborative teacher to lead our Humanities and Social Science department who is passionate about their subject area and who actively seeks the opportunity for interdisciplinary and real-world connections.


Department Heads function as instructional leaders to mentor, coach and problem-solve and act as visionaries within Grade 7 to 12 departments. Department Heads are middle managers within the faculty, who share responsibility for implementing the strategic goals of BSS and are members of the Academic Program Team. They work with the Middle & Senior School Leadership Team to implement actions within their department. They are experts in the wider areas of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment and evaluation. 


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Why Work at BSS?

At BSS, we value and recognize the following core competencies in our employees; trust and integrity, collaboration, flexibility and adaptability, initiative, community focused and strong communication skills. Our employees are lifelong learners and apply these core competencies in all aspects of the school environment. 

Additionally, BSS offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

  • Extensive health and dental benefits package

  • BSS contributes to the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan

  • Lunch provided everyday!

  • Use of on-site fitness center

  • Professional Learning opportunities

  • And a chance to be part of a great community!


BSS Values Diversity:

BSS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should visit our website and click Apply Now.


We are committed to providing an accessible experience and an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Admin at 416-483-4325, ext. 1920 or by email at . All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.