Humanities Teacher

Job Title: Humanities Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Westside / West Hollywood
Salary: 50-65k
Start Date: 8/1/2019
Reference: P0179
Contact Name: Margo Hohsfield
Contact Email: [email protected]
Job Published: March 01, 2019 11:45

Job Description


Start date: August 2019

About the school
A college preparatory, co-educational, independent day school that serves a very diverse population of students in grades 9-12, supported by a generous program of Moderated Tuition. Approximately 35% of students participate in their Moderated Tuition program, and approximately 50% of students identify as students of color. They seek to attract a faculty and student body who bring a diversity of thought and culture to their school community, and who will be committed to ensuring that they provide an inclusive environment for the respectful exchange of multiple perspectives.
Both tuition and salaries are competitive with other Los Angeles- area independent schools. They are fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and holds institutional memberships in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Overview of the Position
The Humanities program includes integrated English and history courses for the 9th and 10th grades, separated into Core and Project blocks. The 11th-grade program includes US Literature, AP English Language and regular/honors US History courses; students have the option of preparing for the AP US History exam. The 12th-grade program includes options of AP Literature or 12th grade English and includes a range of AP social science options. Teachers work collaboratively to develop and refine the curriculum, and they are encouraged to create new curricula that reflect our global perspective.
Responsibilities include preparation and teaching of the equivalent of four regular courses, each meeting four times per week, and collaborative, ongoing work to develop program and curriculum. Additional duties include serving as a student advisor, assisting with student activities, and active participation in admissions and development events.
  • a minimum of 3 years teaching experience at the high school level;
  • deep knowledge of the subject matter;
  • familiarity with student-centered approaches to teaching
  • a masters degree and teaching credential are preferred;
  • teachers who are committed to using multiple modalities and perspectives to help students achieve understanding, and who are committed to reflection on their pedagogy as a vital part of their professional development; 
  • genuine colleagues - thoughtful, energetic, passionate teachers and all-around "school people" who want to participate in and contribute to their vibrant community;
  • a strong affinity for high school students, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.