Upper School Social Studies Teacher

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-709883
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 04, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: August 19, 2020
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire a creative, reflective and highly collaborative Upper School Social Studies teacher who can help us meet our mission of providing a diverse and supportive educational environment to prepare students for lives as responsible global citizens. We value student-centered discussions and inquiry-based approaches that help students learn the research and analytical skills relevant to history and the social sciences. Faculty create competency-based assessments and design curricula to inspire community engagement that extends student learning beyond the classroom. The department offers a wide range of courses, and teachers need to be flexible in their teaching preferences, developing their competencies in new grade levels and areas of study as needs arise.

This is an ongoing, full-time position, responsible for teaching four courses each semester for the 2020-21 school year. Upper School faculty also engage with the broader community experience by advising, chaperoning school events and participating in school meetings, committees and professional development. Opportunities to coach and supervise co-curricular activities are also available.

Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage productively with those who are different from them. Blake offers highly competitive salary and benefits packages, as well as significant support for local and national professional development opportunities. References should speak to the candidate's enthusiasm for working effectively with young people and the ability to work collaboratively and competently with colleagues.

 The search committee will begin reviewing applications December 2. Blake will cover travel and lodging costs for finalist visits to campus.


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.
  • an inclination for and/or experience with interdisciplinary partnerships and collaborative curriculum design.
  • demonstrated success in teaching high school students; expertise in meeting the developmental needs of 9th and 10th graders preferred.  
  • experience in teaching courses and content centered on non-Western histories and cultures and/or Advanced Placement government and economics.  

The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12, co-educational, nonsectarian, independent day school enrolling 1,367 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