HISTORY TEACHER

Shelby County Schools ( learn more )

Memphis , Tennessee ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2878008
  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2018
  • Posted : December 22, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Join a district on the rise!

Shelby County Schools is accepting applications for history teachers for the 2017-18 mid year vacancies. Complete your online application now in order to be considered for any open opportunities that best meet your interests and qualifications!

We encourage you to apply by our early application deadline on January 22, 2018.

Our District is also finalizing our hiring needs for the upcoming school year (2018-19), and we anticipate we’ll start posting 2018-19 positions in the Spring. Complete your online application now so it’s ready to go when our principals begin hiring for 2018-19!

Our Mission
SCS is dedicated to preparing all students for success in learning, leadership and life. We operate under the notion that we will only be successful if we challenge ourselves with new ideas and attack obstacles with a bold sense of courage and determination. We strive for a mission-driven working environment that empowers all staff to take ownership of their own work and their professional development.
• Our promise is that by 2025, 80% of our students will be college & career ready, 90% will graduate high school, and 100% of graduates will enroll in post-secondary education.

• Our work is deeply rooted in the belief that every child is capable of learning and that education is the great equalizer. With 84% of all students considered economically disadvantaged, Shelby County Schools truly is a place where progressive leaders in education can make a difference in the lives of our country’s most underserved children.


Why Memphis?
Shelby County Schools—one of the 25 largest school districts in the nation—is located in Memphis, TN, a city in the midst of a grassroots renaissance. Perched high on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, Memphis has long been a hotbed of cultural richness—blues, barbeque, and the legendary Beale Street run deep here—but a fresh wave of innovative thinkers is breathing new life into our city, resulting in an eclectic blend of historicity and innovation that you’ll find nowhere else on Earth. This renaissance spirit is evident in the food, music, architecture, and arts of Memphis, but is especially so in our schools, where you’ll find educators and District staff who are earning national recognition for challenging the traditional educational landscape.


Compensation & Benefits
Teacher salaries start at $43,000. A comprehensive benefits package is also offered that includes health, dental, vision, and flexible spending account options.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and be eligible to work in the United States.

Additionally, candidates meet ONE of the following requirements:

Hold full teaching certification in Tennessee or another U.S. state in History OR
Hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ and score 136 or higher on the World and U.S. History: Content Knowledge Praxis exam (code 5941
  • OR
    Hold an undergraduate GPA of 2.75+ and a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Histor

  • If you qualify for an option denoted with an
  • ) you must be willing to enroll in education coursework if offered a position. This is required in order to receive a Practitioner teaching license in Tennessee. The coursework also offers support and strategies you can apply to your teaching.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    We expect our teachers to:
    • Be fierce advocates for our students, fueled by the belief that failure is not an option
    • Fully dedicate themselves as active participants in driving our students’ growth
    • Welcome opportunities to build collaborative networks among their peers
    • Be masters of their craft and experts in their field
    • Consistently seek out opportunities to grow both in the art of pedagogy and in their content area
    • Lead both in the classroom and out, building a strong alliance of mutual trust and accountability with their students, parents, and communities

    To Apply
    Whether you’re applying for mid-year 2017-18 positions or getting your account on file so you’re ready to apply when 2018-19 positions post, visit www.choosescs.org to submit an instructional application.


    An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. At Shelby County Schools, we know that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. Shelby County Schools offers educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, creed, age, disability, national origin, or genetic information.

    Learn More
    Website: www.choosescs.org | www.scsk12.org
    For questions, visit Join a district on the rise!
    Shelby County Schools is hiring high school English Teachers for the 2017-18 school year. These positions will continue to post over the next month. Complete your online application now in order to be considered for the positions that best meet your interests and qualifications!
    We encourage you to apply by July 10, 2017 – our Last Chance Application Deadline.
    Our Mission
    SCS is dedicated to preparing all students for success in learning, leadership and life.

    • Our promise is that by 2025, 80% of our students will be college & career ready, 90% will graduate high school, and 100% of graduates will enroll in post-secondary education.

    • Our work is deeply rooted in the belief that every child is capable of learning and that education is the great equalizer.

    • With 84% of all students considered economically disadvantaged, Shelby County Schools truly is a place where progressive leaders in education can make a difference in the lives of our country’s most underserved children.

    Our Future
    Though our challenges are significant, we are a district on the rise.

    • Our district-wide Math proficiency scores have doubled in the past three years.

    • Our iZone schools—once performing in the bottom 5 percent of TN schools—are outpacing the state’s Achievement School District and making significant gains towards the goal of reaching the top 25 percent within five years.

    Why Memphis?
    Shelby County Schools—one of the 25 largest school districts in the nation—is located in Memphis, TN. We’re known for our great food, original music, professional sports and high-quality arts in the most affordable urban setting in the nation. Not only that, but Memphis is a hotbed and national leader for groundbreaking work in public education.

    Compensation & Benefits
    Teacher salaries start at $42,343. A comprehensive benefits package is also offered that includes health, dental, vision, and flexible spending account options.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and be eligible to work in the United States.

    To qualify for an English teaching position, you must meet ONE of the following criteria:
    ? Have an active teaching license in English (in-state or out of state) OR
    ? Have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75+ GPA WITH a major in English OR
    ? Have a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75+ GPA (with any major) AND a passing Praxis II in English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038); passing score is 167

    If you qualify for option 2 or 3, you must be willing to enroll in education coursework if offered a position. This is required in order to receive a Practitioner teaching license in Tennessee. The coursework also offers support and strategies you can apply to your teaching.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    We expect our teachers to:
    • Believe that student failure is not an option
    • Take responsibility for student growth
    • Be masters of pedagogy and content knowledge
    • Continuously develop their skills
    • Lead and manage the classroom
    • Engage all students
    • Work collaboratively with peers
    • Build strong relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
    To Apply
    Visit www.choosescs.org to submit an instructional application.

    An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. At Shelby County Schools, we know that diversity makes us stronger and challenges us to think differently every day. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position. Shelby County Schools offers educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, creed, age, disability, national origin, or genetic information.

    Learn More
    Website: www.choosescs.org | www.scsk12.org
    For questions, visit http://www.scsk12.org/askhr/

    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 2
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: US History
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: World History
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Shelby County Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Sarah Glaser
    • 160 S. Hollywood
    • Memphis, Tennessee 38112

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