Position Title: Upper School Social Studies Teacher 2024-2025
Reports to: Head of Upper School
Employment Status: Full-Time Benefit Eligible
FLSA Classification: Exempt
The Walker School is seeking an energetic, dedicated individual for an Upper School Social Studies position beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching across multiple Social Studies disciplines (i.e. World history, US history, Government, Economics, or Psychology), including opportunities to teach AP courses. The teaching load is five sections with up to three preparations, and total student contacts are between 70 and 100. Preference will be given to candidates interested in contributing to the full life of the school through coaching within the Middle or Upper School athletic program, sponsoring a major student organization, or teaching in another discipline, particularly English.
The ideal candidate will be energetic, creative, and dedicated to instilling a passion for social studies in high school students. Walker teachers are known for combining high expectations with deep care and empathy for their students. They must have a growth mindset, be open to feedback and improvement, and model lifelong learning of practice as well as their subject area.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Serve as a grade-level advisor for 10-15 students
Be available for students from 3:15– 3:45 every afternoon for extra work/tutorial time
Perform required supervisory duties (i.e. lunchroom, carpool supervision, chaperoning grade-level events, etc.) as required
Participate in parent-teacher conferences and other conferences as required
Participate in admission-related activities (i.e. Open Houses) as needed
Participate in the life of the school by coaching or advising extracurricular activities
A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree or advanced course work is preferred.
Demonstrated excellence in upper-school-level instruction
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an eye for detail and clarity
Ability and willingness to integrate technology in content delivery and skill development
Demonstrated commitment to The Walker School’s mission and core values
Desire to be part of a vibrant and active faculty