The Blake School is looking for a 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 as well as to evolve our curriculum and practices to prepare students for lives as responsible world citizens. These practices 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. This position is a 0.5 FTE for the 2018-2019 school year. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1st. Blake will typically cover the travel and lodging costs for finalist candidates visiting from out of town.
The ideal candidate will have a college degree in history or a field in the social sciences (advanced degree or work towards an advanced degree preferred) and show 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 a variety of courses offered in the Upper School Social Studies department, with the potential to create and refine existing courses in the future. We also value 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. 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 independent school located on three campuses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metropolitan area and is widely recognized as a national leader in independent, college preparatory education. Blake serves approximately 1,400 students in a non-sectarian, coeducational environment. The School is large enough to provide a significant breadth of academ...ic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities within three intimate school campuses, where every child is known by the adults with whom they work. Committed to attracting and retaining faculty and staff who believe in the importance of developing character in their students as well as challenging them academically, Blake provides a dynamic course of study that is thoughtfully designed. The School is resolute in its efforts to create a pluralistic community that welcomes and supports students and families from many backgrounds.