History Instructor

Posted: 3 months13 weeks92 days ago

Company/Organization: SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

Location: Hartsville, SC

We are seeking an exceptional History teacher who will join an excellently qualified and dedicated faculty passionate about their fields and supported to bring bring their best to teaching and student experiences. We know that a great STEM curriculum requires strong humanities programs. Our goal is to provide our students with a humanities curriculum that is second to none.

The mission of the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is to seek out and advance the states most talented and motivated students, offering them a transforming education in science, mathematics and engineering that cultivates joy in learning and builds the confidence to engage as ethical leaders with the world’s most significant issues. In alignment with its mission, GSSM seeks exceptional full-time permanent History instructor to teach beginning Fall 2019.

GSSM is nationally recognized for the quality of its advanced STEM, research, and international programs.  The school has embarked on a visionary strategic plan to identify and challenge highly motivated and capable students, from all backgrounds in South Carolina, and help them achieve their highest potential. Our faculty come from all over the world and share a passion for their disciplines and a gift to inspire and lead their students to understanding and a joy for learning. We are looking for outstanding individuals who believe in the GSSM mission, commit themselves to the success of their students, enjoy learning new ways to teach and learn, and set an example for joyful curiosity, hard work, and collegiality.

Experience of Applicants:  The successful applicant must be able to teach AP US History and other elective courses and have experience teaching at the university, college or advanced high school level. In addition to knowledge and expertise in US history, we also seek candidates with an interest in teaching new elective courses focusing on regions outside of the United States (e.g. Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Asia or Europe). All teachers are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary courses as well as classes taught within a directed studies environment. GSSM classes are taught in a traditional class settings and virtual modalities.  Experience and comfort in both is a plus.  Demonstrated desire to work collegially to create unique and innovative experiences for the students served is a must.  An understanding of gifted learners, an enthusiasm for teaching motivated and talented high-school-aged students, and knowledge of state of the art pedagogy are necessary for teaching success at GSSM. 

Education of Applicants:  The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in History or related field.  A PhD is preferred. 

About GSSM:  Located in Hartsville, SC, GSSM is a statewide, public residential high school for 11th and 12th graders specializing in the advanced study of science, mathematics and engineering. Historically, GSSM has maintained a 10:1 student to faculty ratio.  Over 80% of the faculty members have earned doctoral degrees in their field of specialty. 

Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time (10-month) permanent teaching position with benefits available through the State of South Carolina.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials, experience and unique capabilities. 

Applying:  This position is open until filled. Please apply electronically.  Preferably in one pdf file, forward a cover letter, resume and teaching statement, along with the GSSM application available at www.scgssm.org/employment.  Forward all materials to email address: Careers@gssm.k12.sc.us  Please include the word “History” in the subject line.  The S.C. GSSM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.