Middle and Upper School History Teacher

Job Title: Middle and Upper School History Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hollywood / Silverlake
Salary: 50-65k
Start Date: 8/1/2019
Reference: P0159
Contact Name: Margo Hohsfield
Contact Email: [email protected]
Job Published: February 04, 2019 10:45

Job Description

Opening for Middle and Upper School History Teacher
Start date: August 2019

An independent, college-preparatory day school, serving grades six through twelve, is looking to hire a permanent history teacher for fall 2019. Their core virtues are Generosity, Integrity, Curiosity, and Courage. Over half of their students’ tuition expense are made possible through donor-funded scholarships. This generosity and philosophy allow the school to recruit and enroll the brightest, most dedicated students from all walks of life. Now in their seventh year, they are growing a community that reflects the vibrant diversity of Los Angeles. Their academic model is enhanced by the belief that one of the most important educational tools for any young person is the collaboration and camaraderie of peers from different backgrounds—peers who have stories and perspectives to share, the stuff of life that simply cannot be gleaned from a textbook. 
What we are looking for . . .
The schools' History Department is seeking a teacher with an unshakable commitment to student success; whose classroom is filled with surprise and delight.
The ideal candidate has:
  • An abiding passion and deep knowledge of working with a diverse student body
  • Experience in designing innovative curricula in their discipline,
  • Leveraged technology to enhance student achievements,
  • Expertise in differentiating instruction for a heterogeneous study body,
  • Demonstrated success in the classroom with different adolescent needs across grades 6-12.

The ideal candidate is passionate about the study of history, eager to teach both middle school and upper school students, and interested in contributing to the culture of a school that values social justice, academic rigor, and the joy of community. The ideal candidate should desire not only to teach students but also to learn from and grow with students and colleagues.
  • Teach five sections of history, to include two or three sections of 7th and/or 8th grade, two sections of 9th and/or 10th grade
  • Preparation of course materials, working from existing curricular frameworks, texts, and assessments. Teach academic skills such as writing, organization, critical thinking, and critical reading.
  • Partner with Department colleagues to oversee the Writing Center (after-school tutoring support) one or two days a week (3:30-5:30 p.m.).
  • Advisor to a small group of Middle or Upper School students.
  • Willingness to participate in at least one additional aspect of the school's extracurricular life for at least one semester (sports, club, performing arts, etc.).
All or most of the following:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in History, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related field of study.
  • Preferred 3+ years of teaching experience in public, charter, and/or independent schools, preferably in an urban context.
  • Experience designing curriculum for middle school and high school.
  • A desire to work in a creative, collaborative, innovative environment.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • A positive attitude, healthy priorities, and a sense of perspective about what really matters in secondary education.
  • Candidates will preferably have a CA teaching credential or masters degree in secondary education.