Social Studies Teacher - Ricks Center

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Teacher (Pre K-8)

Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is an exemplary school serving the needs of gifted children since 1984. We provide nationally recognized gifted education to approximately 250 students ranging from three years of age through eighth grade, who demonstrate exceptional, differentiated abilities and learning needs.

Located on the campus of the University of Denver, the Ricks Center offers a progressive model of education focused on developing the intellectual, social, emotional, creative and physical needs of the gifted child. Our diverse student body benefit from small class size, expert teachers, a wide range of content offerings, cutting edge instructional practices, integrated curriculum, and a focus on community, care and engagement.

Position Summary

The Ricks Center invites applications for a full time Middle School (fifth through eighth grade) History Teacher. We seek a candidate with expertise in History, Integrated Studies and the developing adolescent. We desire a candidate who is adept at working with a diverse group of gifted students with varying abilities requiring differentiation, individualized instruction, content acceleration, and strong social emotional leadership. This position requires a dynamic individual who models a passion for and expertise in History. We seek a candidate with expertise in current trends in middle school instruction, and content integration.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching multiple History classes
  • Assessing student development and performance
  • Creation of high level curriculum
  • Supporting the school mission through the active involvement in the school community
  • Team teaching across content areas
  • Interaction and involvement with parent
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, History, Social Studies, or related field
  • Valid teaching certificate/license, special license, or licensable
  • Experience with Middle School students

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate hours in education of the gifted 
  • Experience teaching gifted children

Work Schedule 

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on November 8, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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