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Upper School History Educator

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Closing date
Apr 8, 2024

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Upper School History Educator
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF09215

Geffen Academy educators approach teaching as an intellectual profession of the highest order, one in which knowledge is not only transmitted but created. Geffen Academy teachers possess a sophisticated understanding of their discipline, strong grasp pedagogy and curriculum development, and a record of achievement which demonstrates their ability to utilize and contribute to the robust connections we have with UCLA, a world-class research institution. Teachers' innovation is guided by our school's mission to prioritize proven educational practices while also recognizing that teaching is a complex intellectual endeavor that defies rigid codification. We are committed to a humane working environment and also recognize that teaching goes beyond the life of the mind. Geffen Academy teachers seek to create trusting and caring relationships with their students, colleagues, and with their larger community.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the History Department Chair at Geffen Academy and the relevant division director(s), Geffen Academy Educator will be responsible for the delivery of an 11th and 10th grade Modern World history course for the 2024/25 school, and starting in 2026/27 would be responsible for co-creation and delivery of an 11th grade United States history course. The educator be responsible for offering excellent instruction to Geffen Academy students in as many as five (5) courses each term, and participating in the life of the Geffen Academy in a robust and fully engaged manner. The educator should be deeply competent in the history of the United States and modern world and be excited to work in prolonged collaboration with other history educators. This is a bargaining unit covered position.

Core Functions & Duties:

Consistent with department leadership's direction, collaborate with other Educators in creation of the Geffen Academy program that meets the needs and interests of Geffen Academy's students.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, collaborate with relevant UCLA faculty in devising programs that enable Geffen Academy's students to take advantage of the school's relationship with a research university operating at the cutting edge of knowledge creation.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, evaluate and choose books, digital materials, experiential opportunities such as museum visits and theatrical performances, and other academic resources.
Communicate information about student progress to relevant student services colleagues, including but not limited to Department Head, Dean of Students, Academic Advising and College Guidance staff, Academic Deans, Registrar, Student Counselors, and the Athletics team in proactive and timely fashion.
Participate in department representation at parent evenings and recruitment events, and other school-wide events as required.
Participate in department meetings, curriculum planning team meetings, and committee work as directed.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, participate in interdisciplinary instructional programs.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, serve as instructors/mentors/advisers of students' independent projects.
Consistent with the Geffen Academy leadership's direction, engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, participate in continuing professional development activities.
Be available to provide proper coverage of instructional work for both scheduled and unscheduled absences of colleagues.
Be available to students and parents for any and all department related issues.
Adhere to Geffen Academy and the University of California applicable policies, procedures, and established protocols. Read and adhere to the school norms, protocols and requirements as outlined in the school handbooks.
This list of duties is not exhaustive

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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