Upper School Social Studies Teacher (One-year/Interim)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-768599
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 20, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: August 18, 2021
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Job Description:

The Blake School seeks to hire a full-time social studies teacher capable of teaching a broad range of history and social science courses in our Upper School for the 2021-22 school year. A full course load consists of four classes each semester, comprising one to three different course curricula, depending on department need. The successful candidate will provide a rigorous and supportive classroom environment, demonstrate strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate commitment to increasing student engagement and participation in discussion-based courses using inquiry approaches to history and the social sciences. Upper School faculty regularly engage with the broader community experience by serving as an advisor, chaperoning student events, and participating in department and school meetings, committees and events. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experiences and thinking that makes our community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.

 

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, competency-based assessment practices and coaching students in academic research skills.  We also value an interest in advising student clubs, coaching athletic teams, and other avenues of sharing passions with students that build on the school's commitment to pluralism. References should speak to the candidate's enthusiasm for working effectively with young people and ability to work harmoniously and competently with colleagues.

 

This is a benefits-eligible position. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately.