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SMICID: HS Social Studies Teacher (AP History)

Shanghai SMIC Private School (International Division)

China

Job Details

Role Start Date

15 August 2024

Applications Close

31 May 2024

Min. Qualification

Bachelor Degree

Min. Experience

2 Years

Cover Letter

Not required

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Teaching Subjects include:

AP World History, AP European History, and Modern History

Social Studies Teacher Duties:

• Work with students in grades 9-12, as assigned for the school year; the assignment could include AP subjects upon the agreement of the teacher; teaching assignments take into consideration a teacher’s area of interest
• Carry out the ongoing development of the school’s HS social studies’ curriculum following the Understanding by Design (UbD) concepts
• Prepare effective and diverse classroom lessons to implement the school’s social studies’ curriculum following the school’s accepted methods
• Help direct and coordinate student participation projects for special events during the school year, including (but not limited to) the Humanities Symposium, National History Day, and other school events
• Design authentic subject assessments and measure their effectiveness in meeting curricular goals
• Differentiate lesson plans to meet the needs of both struggling and advanced students.
• Helping maintain and care for the HS social studies supplies and equipment, including inventorying those items
• Collaborate with grade-level team to plan, teach, and assess interdisciplinary units
• Comfortable working with advanced motivated students who have strong academic backgrounds
• Support the work of Social Studies Department initiatives, including supporting humanities-related student clubs such as Model United Nations, Debate, etc.

General Teacher Duties

• Positively and productively collaborate with the grade-level or department teachers
• Actively and positively promote the school’s “Expected School-wide Learning Results” (ESLRs): global citizenship, motivated learners, healthy individuals, and persons of character
• Follow the SMIC Code of Ethics and school policies as outlined in the most current version of the SMIC Staff Handbook
• Closely follow the SMIC-I “Curriculum, Instruction, and Textbook Policy” as is appropriate for the Chinese context
• Maintain and update timely student records, including (class webpages, grading homework, grade books, progress reports, report cards, student attendance, and other required documents)
• Be actively involved in at least 40 hours of administrator-approved extra-curricular activities a year as a faculty sponsor/advisor/coach/helper/school committee member
• Create an engaging and organized learning space (classroom) for students
• Actively fulfill assigned supervision duties, which could include passing period duty, lunch duty, study hall assignments, etc.
• Work closely with parents/guardians by providing feedback on progress, answering questions, and being an educational partner regarding their child’s learning
• Proactively meet and communicate with parents/guardians, students, and other teachers when necessary to develop interventions for students with academic, emotional/behavioral, or other needs
• Take an active role in required meetings (grade level; departmental; grade level; committees, faculty; etc.)
• Serve as a departmental substitute teacher when needed
• Assist with additional duties as assigned.

***For more information, please feel free to refer to the attached job description or our School Website. ***

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