High School Civics, History, and Current Events Teacher

Harpswell Coastal Academy | Brunswick, ME

Posted Date 6/12/2019

Harpswell Coastal Academy is a public charter school in Midcoast Maine serving 200 students in grades 6-12. We seek a High School Humanities Teacher for the 2019-20 school year to join our faculty. This teacher will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, leading reading and writing workshops and supporting literacy across the curriculum. 

This position requires knowledge of:

  • United States
    • History
    • Government
    • Civics
    • Democracy
    • Current Events
  • International
    • History
    • Current Events
    • Global Issues

This position requires skills in:

  • Inquiry-driven social studies teaching practices
  • Interdisciplinary humanities curriculum development
  • Case method (training available)
  • Problem-based and Project-based teaching practices
  • Facilitating conversation, reflection and action around issues of social justice

Curricular Resources and Frameworks:

Faculty positions at HCA are unique: our project-based, placed-based, standards-based curriculum puts emphasis on interdisciplinary content, on cross-cutting skills, and on carefully scaffolded learning for students who approach school in a wide variety of ways. Our teaching practices are adapted from those of the Coalition of Essential Schools and Expeditionary Learning Schools. Each faculty member serves as an Advisor to a group of approximately 12 students, with primary responsibility for monitoring academic progress and maintaining contact with families. HCA also puts emphasis on Extended School Year programming to ensure that students get the support they need to meet rigorous graduation standards.

Because we are a “small by design” school, we seek faculty members who are eager to wear more than one hat.

  • 1-5 years teaching/youth work experience

  • Familiarity with standards-based teaching and learning

  • Familiarity with working with students on the autism spectrum
    A fierce commitment to meeting the needs of all learners

  • A flexible disposition and enthusiasm for being part of a small, deliberate professional learning community.
  • Preferred: High School ELA Certification 

Salary and Benefits: As a public school, HCA is committed to providing starting salaries and benefits comparable to that of our peer districts in Midcoast Maine. Faculty typically work from 7:30am-3:30pm.

To apply, please send the following to cbranson@harpswellcoastalacademy.org as soon as possible:

  • a letter of interest explaining why you are interested in and feel suited for this type of teaching-learning environment. Please describe your qualifications and experience.

  • a resume that includes educational and non-educational work experience and interests.

  • three references - name, title, phone #, email address.

No phone calls please. 

Job Type
Teacher - High School Level
Job Location (County)

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