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Upper School Social Studies Teacher 2024-2025

August 6, 2024 - June 6, 2025


Colorado Academy seeks dynamic candidates for the position of Upper School Social Studies teacher. This is a full-time, 10-month faculty appointment, consisting of advising and four teaching sections, to begin in early August 2024. Candidates with additional proficiency in another field, such as economics, or specialization in a Social Studies subfield will be preferred.

Candidates should have experience guiding students through content, research, and analysis, emphasizing critical thinking, and be able to teach and conduct discussions in a student-centered way. As important, we seek a candidate with a demonstrated passion for exploring how the social sciences intersect—and a track record leveraging this passion into effective practices which encourage students to think creatively, engage with ideas deeply, and lead with intellectual curiosity. 


We seek candidates with strong academic training and demonstrated ability to teach and develop a robust and innovative curriculum. Specific graduate training in history or a related field is preferred.  

Candidates should be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued and where openness to growth is the norm. Upper School faculty share in the day-to-day life of the school community, including serving as advisors and Interim leaders. Excellent interpersonal skills are required, as is demonstrated intercultural competence, which is the ability to understand and bridge diverse perspectives, identities, and lived experiences.

All teachers at CA are expected to carry out the CA Mission, "Creating Curious, Kind, Courageous, and Adventurous Learners and Leaders," to support the vision of the Upper School, and to contribute to the life of the school outside of the classroom. 

This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants, please include a cover letter with your application submission. 

Apply online: Colorado Academy Job Opportunities

The pay range for the position is $55,000-$75,000. Colorado Academy reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any discrepancies that may exist do not relate to sex. The Academy offers an excellent compensation package, wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, and an environment notable for its dedicated teaching professionals and supportive administrators. Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance benefit programs are available, as is a 403(b) retirement plan. Eligibility for all benefit programs is defined by the applicable plan document. 

Applicants are invited to visit the Colorado Academy website ( to learn more about the program and the school.

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