The Blake School seeks to hire a part-time social studies teacher capable of teaching a range of history and social science courses in our Upper School for the 2021-22 school year. Responsibilities include teaching three course sections each semester, specific courses still to be determined. 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.
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.
About The Blake School
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 academic, 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.