Upper School Social Studies Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-679971
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: June 25, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: August 7, 2019
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire a dynamic, creative and reflective Upper School Social Studies teacher who can help us continue to meet our mission of providing a diverse and supportive educational environment to prepare students for lives as responsible world citizens. This is a one-year, part-time position, for the 2019-2020 school year, responsible for teaching two departmental courses each semester. Teaching practices should include student-centered discussion-based classrooms, inquiry approaches to history and the social sciences, and creative curriculum design to inspire community engagement in extending student learning beyond the classroom experience. Upper School faculty engage with the broader community experience by chaperoning school events and participating in school meetings, committees and events. Opportunities to coach and supervise co-curricular activities are also available.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately.


Experience and Skills:

The ideal candidate will have a college degree in history or a field in the social sciences (advanced degree or work toward an advanced degree preferred) and show an eagerness for and/or experience in interdisciplinary collaboration and competency-based assessment practices. Experience in teaching high-school-aged students is preferred, as is flexibility in being able to teach U.S. history, including Advanced Placement. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences. References should speak to the candidate's enthusiasm for working effectively with young people and the ability to work harmoniously and competently with colleagues.

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,368 bright, talented students from nearly 56 Twin Cities-area communities. Founded in 1900, The Blake School has the advantage of three campuses (Minneapolis, Hopkins and Wayzata) each with its own facilities designed for specific ages, schedules and activities. The mission of the school is to provide students with an excellent, academically challenging education in a diverse and supportive community committed to a common set of values.

The Blake School believes that a diverse society enriches all individuals and communities. Diversity of race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and marital, parental or economic status forms the fabric of our society. As a result of these beliefs, The Blake School actively seeks students, families and employees who value and contribute to the fullness of a diverse community within the context of its mission. In doing so, we recognize our responsibility to help make each person's experience a success. EOE