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Upper School Social Studies Teacher (Full Time)

Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 02/28/2018

Catlin Gabel School seeks to employ the best qualified individuals from available applicants and to provide them with opportunity for advancement in a manner that does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under local, state, or federal equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.

The School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

Position Title: Upper School Social Studies Teacher (Full Time)
Department: Upper School

FTE: 1.0 (Exempt)
Reports to: Upper School Head


Catlin Gabel School is seeking an outstanding educator and community member to teach in the Social Studies Department. In addition to a strong academic background in history, ideal candidates will be well versed in economics and religion, and have the ability to teach both U.S. and World History. They will be avid followers of current events, with an eye toward facilitating student-driven solutions to global problems. Candidates should be open to teaching the full range of high school ages, genuinely enjoy the company of teenagers, and seek to engage with the Catlin Gabel community in a variety of ways outside the classroom.

We are seeking a teacher who is committed to collaboration with colleagues and students, and values partnership with families. Catlin Gabel’s mission reflects a belief in progressive, experiential education and treating the student as the unit of consideration. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with a proven track record of being an engaging, student-centered teacher and a highly professional colleague.


A Bachelor’s degree in History or a Social Studies field
At least two years demonstrated teaching experience
Experience with the Understanding by Design framework, student-centered teaching, project- based learning, and performance-based assessment a considerable advantage
Willingness to sponsor activities and/or coach sports

All Catlin Gabel teachers serve as advisors to a group of mixed-grade students and are expected to take on a significant extra-curricular duty as assigned by the Head of the Upper School.

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