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SMICID: HS Social Studies Teacher (AP History)

Shanghai SMIC Private School (International Division)


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.

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