THE HISTORY OF HISTORY TEACHER JOB ADVERTS
In c. 442 BC Herodotus wrote what many consider to be the first example of a job advert for a history teacher. It read: "Smrt teach needed for help w. big project- thnkng of founding new academic discipline. Must knw all the gossip abt. rcnt wars on the med." (Modern historians speculate that the fee scribes charged per letter influenced Herodotus' decision to abbreviate many words.)
Vague, short on detail, and offering little to entice top candidates, by modern standards Herodotus' job advert falls very short of expectations. The first example of a modern job advert for a history teacher occurs in 1882. Written by Midhurst Grammar School, the advert lists responsibilities in detail and sets forth a strong case for why teachers should join the school and not another. One of the interested applicants joined in the following academic year, a Mr. HG Wells.
The best job advert for a history teacher of all time, history of history teacher job advert specialists agree, is this one. In addition to providing an amusing and captivating (if perhaps overly long, but in a self-aware way) opening, it also captures the spirit of the school it seeks to recruiting on behalf of: creative, thoughtful, and successful.
In addition to its enthusiasm about giving creative teachers the space they need to create and deliver an exciting education in history, this 'Good' community school boasts a focused academic environment among its students. So if you're an energetic history teacher with an abundance of creative ideas about how to engage your students, then please apply.
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