As Punahou School enters its 178th year, it recognizes the richness of its traditions, as well as its responsibility to deliver a relevant educational experience in a rapidly changing world. It remains anchored in the aim of developing the full potential of each student through a broad and vigorous program of studies and through rich experiences for exploration, growth and mastery. Our faculty attends to the social-emotional and ethical learning of our students via strong relationships, and learning opportunities to foster empathy, resilience, moral reasoning, and social responsibility. Our teachers are agile learners themselves, demonstrating a growth mindset and a commitment to their continual professional development. Incoming teachers will join a dedicated and inspiring faculty whose ongoing reflection and renewal is supported by a school wide culture of collaboration and innovation.
Punahou School is actively recruiting a Social Studies faculty who models open-mindedness, careful listening, lively debate and rigorous independent thought. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in the Social Sciences and/or History, experience in mastery-based learning and assessment (or proficiency, competency or standards based learning and assessment) and a commitment to the social emotional and ethical lives of our students. In addition, he/she will be committed to creating a learning environment in which students will:
learn the skills necessary for personal success in a rapidly changing society – questioning, writing, reading, listening, speaking, discussing, researching – and those leading to computer literacy
develop analytical strategies that promote fair-minded and logical points of view
derive historical significance from events through understanding the impact of the past on the present and future
respect a citizen’s rights and responsibilities and the methods by which our government functions
develop a sense of their unique cultural identities along with an appreciation of the diversity of humankind
learn how to function as positive, contributing members of society
Department: Academy, Social Studies Department
Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work Year: 9 months, 2019-2020 School Year
Bachelor’s degree in History, Social Sciences or related field, or equivalent experience. Masters in Education (Practice/Methods) preferred.
Three (3) years of experience in teaching Social Studies in a high school.
Credentials and/or related experience/expertise in the Educational Practice of Community Service, or Social Responsibility (9-12) desirable.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability and passion for work with a broad range of students.
Internal Number: 1106
About Punahou School
Punahou School nurtures the individuality of each child within a vibrant K – 12 school community that celebrates diversity, inspires excellence and connects students for life.
Located in Honolulu, Hawai`i, Punahou is the largest coeducational, independent K – 12 school on a single campus in the United States. Students at Punahou have unparalleled opportunities to cultivate their unique interests and talents under the guidance of attentive and caring teachers. Rigorous academics, robust programs in athletics and the arts, and an array of co-curricular opportunities offer an integrated, 21st-century education for the whole child.
Students exemplify the diversity and strength of Hawai`i and reflect the School’s commitment to providing robust, need-based financial aid. When students graduate from Punahou, they join a network of 30,000 alumni spanning the globe. Beyond excellent scholars, the School seeks to develop engaged global citizens who can strengthen their communities.