2021-22 Upper School International Baccalaureate (IB) Theory of Knowledge Faculty
About Gulliver Preparatory School
Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PreK3 – 12 on four campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do.
Gulliver Preparatory School’s Upper School Campus is seeking an International Baccalaureate (IB) Theory of Knowledge teacher to begin in the 2021-2022 academic year. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a multi-disciplinary course that combines history, political science, philosophy, literature, and the arts. Candidates should be well-versed in seminal texts from each of these areas and prepared to lead discussions with high school juniors and seniors. Approximately one quarter of the Gulliver Preparatory junior and senior classes participate in the IB program, which is a rigorous, globally-recognized curriculum that fosters inquiry, analysis, critical thinking, and exploration.
Candidates should be adept at leading Socratic seminars, fostering consistent engagement among all students, incorporating technology, and drawing upon such sources as podcasts, videos, the visual and performing arts, and, of course, non-Western and non-traditional literature and history. Gulliver expects faculty to promote a culture of respect among all students, allowing for safe and honest conversation and debate. Candidates should have significant experience in designing activities that lead students down paths of “structured inquiry." Since writing is a central tenet of the IB program, candidates should be outstanding argumentative and analytical writers, with significant experience teaching the craft. Candidates should have a working knowledge of the IB curriculum and be ready to collaborate and work as a team with the IB and Social Science faculty.
- Bachelor’s Degree in subject area
- Advanced Degree in subject area
Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen.
Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.