Position/Title: Social Science Position: American History, Government and Economics
Appointment: School Year 2019-20
Reports To: Head of School
Bishop Garcia Diego High School seeks talented faculty member who will put our students first and strive to educate the entire person and make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who thrive to be engaged participants in our academic community. The most successful candidates see opportunities before problems, confidently adjust and tailor their instructional approaches to differential student requirements, and aspire to deliver an instructional experience that is rigorous and relevant.
We seek a dynamic and talented teacher who enjoys secondary education and who can teach a variety of social science courses, including U.S. History, U.S. Government, and Economics. An ability to teach AP level courses in history will be considered as a differentiator. The ideal teacher will create a rich learning environment, employ varied teaching approaches, and use multiple tools to assess student understanding and competencies. The teacher will have the ability to work collaboratively with other social science teachers, will be able to innovate through blended course arrangements if required, and employ differentiated instructional methods in developing and delivering effective lessons to a diverse group of learners. Enthusiasm for classroom innovation and ability to devise a variety of educational experiences is valued at Bishop Diego: use of inquiry-based instructional methods (e.g. POGIL), use of dynamic assessment tools, class discussions, group projects to deepen student understanding. Flexibility, humor and willingness to work with students inside and outside the class are valued. The teacher will have preference for a faith-based, Catholic values-based curriculum and a proactive orientation to seek parent input and counsel to effectively advance student success.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Lesson plans for course on file
Preparation and implementation of daily lessons
Delivery of assignments and timely evaluation of all relevant class work and student progress
Design and implementation of appropriate, authentic assessments and support of individual student learning styles
Timely and proactive communication with parents about student progress
Collaboration with other members of faculty, administration, and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary and community-based opportunities that add to the school community
Willingness to adapt and change instructional approaches based on peer and supervisory suggestions and recommendations
Participation in school sponsored curricular and extra-curricular Catholic activities on and off campus
Effective and timely communication with varied school constituencies in person, and through various electronic forms of communication
Support for divisional and school-wide initiatives through committee work, where appropriate
Supervision and/or participation in non-academic activities, including lunch and study hall as appropriate
The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. degree in social science, history, economics, political science, or a related field. Minimum of five years teaching experience preferred, however, candidates with less experience may be considered depending on background. The successful candidate will also possess a positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. The successful candidate must possess or acquire a State of California issued teaching certificate. Ability to lead one or more co-curricular activities is desirable. The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify its faculty.
Interested candidates are encouraged to review our school and curricular philosophy at www.bishopdiego.org. First year applications without certification will be considered. To apply for the position please provide the following to the physical mail or email address below:
Copy of Transcript
Letters of Recommendation (3 recent, signed letters of recommendation required)
No Phone Inquiries Please
Social Science Teacher
Attn: Mrs. Karen Regan
Bishop Garcia Diego High School
4000 La Colina Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Bishop Garcia Diego High School provides equal employment opportunities(EEO) to all employees and applicants for employmentwithout regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
About Bishop Garcia Diego High School
Mission: Bishop García Diego High School is an independent Catholic co-educational secondary school that welcomes students of all faiths and provides them with the spiritual, personal, and intellectual knowledge to meet the enduring challenge of realizing their God-given potential in a multi-cultural society.
Philosophy: Bishop García Diego High School promotes a Christian environment open to students of all faiths. The school empowers young men and women, educated in Catholic beliefs, to implement the Gospel message in today’s diverse society. With service as a primary tenet, students are called to foster concern for others and are challenged to cultivate the leadership skills necessary to serve humankind and become mature, well-balanced adults.
Bishop recognizes that parents are the primary educators of their children. School personnel work with them toward the common goal of preparing the students to assume their multiple roles as members of a family, church, and profession. A rigorous college preparatory curriculum and co-curricular activities are the means of attaining this goal.
The school’s philosophy is implemented by a community composed of the Board of Trustees, ...Leadership Team, Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni, and is expressed through the school's core values: Respect, Perseverance and Compassion.