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Middle School History/Social Science Teacher
Wilmington Friends School
Wilmington, Delaware
Date Posted: 5/19/2023
Job ID: 71518
Position/Title: Middle School History/Social Science Teacher
Employer: Wilmington Friends School
Category / Heading #1: Teaching  History - Social Studies
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Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:
Middle School History/Social Science Teacher
Needed for August 2023

Wilmington Friends School offers a college preparatory curriculum—including athletics, the arts and community service—in which Quaker values and high expectations are mutually supportive. The defining belief of Quakerism is that there is “that of God” in everyone. That belief gives rise to a school community that welcomes a variety of faith traditions and where we share an obligation to seek and answer what is best in ourselves and in others. Students at Friends are challenged to realize their potential: as learners, well prepared to succeed in college and career; as leaders, recognizing their power and opportunity to be agents of change; and as active and responsible members of communities, from the classroom to the world. The school seeks to serve students, age two through grade twelve, who demonstrate ongoing promise in their ability to succeed at Friends, both academically and in meeting expectations for integrity and conduct.

Wilmington Friends School is a Preschool to 12 Quaker, college preparatory, day school located in Wilmington, Delaware and enrolling approximately 740 students.

The middle school structures programs that stimulate students to meet challenges, value differences in each other, and make good decisions. Faculty advisors and grade deans offer guidance and support for students and their families. The transition to adult life requires the acquisition of both skills and knowledge, which promote the growth of independent and cooperative learning. By emphasizing interdisciplinary activities and programs, reading, study skills, group work, and techniques of organization, middle school teachers guide students through and beyond the fundamentals of academic work. Activities that strengthen written, oral, and artistic expression allow individual talents to be recognized. Participation in individual and team sports develops both the cooperative and competitive spirits in children while satisfying their need for physical activity.

This position involves teaching three sections of sixth grade social science, one section of eighth grade US History, and serving as a student advisor. A highly qualified candidate is one who...
  • Understands the developmental needs of the early adolescent and adolescent child;       
  • Is familiar with current standards for curriculum development, teaching practice, and assessment in social studies, including National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) standards;
  • Is familiar with current research and/or practice in teaching and learning the social sciences that places contextualized, multi-faceted, hands-on problems at the heart of the curriculum so that students have the opportunity to construct understanding and real-world application of concepts and skills;
  • Will bring imagination, a positive attitude, and energy to work with students of ranging experiences and abilities with social studies;
  • Is committed to planning and teaching interdisciplinary and problem-based units in cooperation with other faculty;
  • Is aware of and can use effectively a wide-range of techniques and methods in the classroom which stimulate students and which respond to different learning styles;
  • Will contribute in other significant ways to the Wilmington Friends School community (e.g. coach a sport, help with drama productions, run professional development workshops, sponsor an activity, etc.);
  • Seeks to serve on a faculty that in division-level groups and through committee work contributes significantly to school governance.
Specifically, the highly qualified candidate will be able to teach all levels of social science, grades 6-8, by setting high expectations for students in the ten themes of social studies as outlined by NCSS. 

It is Wilmington Friends School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, first responder status, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.  It is the intent and resolve of Wilmington Friends School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity.  This equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, training, promotion, compensation, termination, and retirement.
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 1-3 Years

We will invite, for interviews and demonstration teaching on campus, those candidates whose interests and experiences best fit our needs.  We are particularly interested in hearing from qualified candidates who want to work in a school that emphasizes the full development of each individual, the value of diversity, and service to others.

Tuition Remission: Yes
Spend for Graduate Study: No
Relocation Assistance/Allowance: No
Support/Sponsor Work visas to overseas candidates: No
ON Campus Housing: No
OFF Campus Housing: No
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Contact Info
Please contact Jonathan Huxtable, Head of Middle School at