Modern World History Teacher

Job Description


Position:               Modern World History Teacher

Reports to:           Head of School

Position Status:    Part time - 40%



The Marin School, an independent college-preparatory high school in San Rafael, California, seeks a part-time candidate to work collaboratively in its Humanities Department to teach one section of standard Modern World History and one section of Modern World History Honors, both to 10th grade students. 


The Marin School currently serves approximately 80 students in grades 9-12. We honor each student's unique learning style and act in accordance with a deep belief in the potential of each and every student. Our motto is "Small School. Big Impact." Class size at the school is small by design, typically 7-10 students, to allow teachers to fully understand their students and give teachers the ability to personalize their instruction with experiential learning, innovative lessons and non-traditional, yet effective, learning opportunities.


The Marin School faculty is made up of passionate, skilled, motivated, inspiring teachers who love what they do. We wholeheartedly believe in each student's unique potential and seek faculty who are equipped with the experience, talent, tools, skill and enthusiasm to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.


For the 2020-2021 school year, we are not yet sure if TMS will be on-campus, fully online, or using a hybrid model of instruction. The ever-evolving nature of the situation demands a high level of flexibility in our faculty, and this will be equally important for the instructor teaching these classes.

Modern World History (course description)

Students in this course examine the major trends, characters, and events of Western civilization since Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece. We consider the philosophy, science, art, and literature of each period and discuss how these historical developments relate to contemporary social and political issues.


The course is conducted in a variety of formats including seminar-style discussions, lectures, and group work. Student work includes short essays, artistic projects, presentations and major research projects. Most of the class readings are from primary documents and outside sources, including the Internet, magazines, and newspapers. As many of today’s conflicts can be traced to the history students are studying, current events have an important place in this course.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adapt the curriculum to the needs of neurodiverse students with varying abilities, and be able to accommodate students with a variety of learning profiles.

  • Maintains strong, professional relationships with colleagues in an environment where listening, critical thought, respectful debate and compromise is essential.

  • Communicates proactively, in a timely fashion, with parents about student progress.

  • Collaborates with other members of the faculty, administration, and staff on experiential, interdisciplinary, and community-based opportunities that add to the school community.

  • Participates in all faculty and staff meetings.

  • Supervises and/or participates in occasional non-academic activities such as lunch supervision, chaperone for dances, overnight trips and service days


  • Holds at least an undergraduate degree in World History or a related field (graduate degree or teaching credential preferred).

  • Has experience teaching Modern World History or similar courses.

  • Understands and enjoys working with students with diverse learning needs.

  • Has an engaging, strategies-based teaching style and is competent with assistive technology.

  • Wants to work in a diverse and inclusive school environment.

  • Is willing and able to reflect on one’s own lessons and teaching and adapt them to meet the different needs of students.

  • Works collaboratively and innovatively with colleagues.

  • Communicates respectfully, proactively, and honestly both orally and in writing with parents, colleagues, and administrators regarding curriculum and students.

  • Possesses a positive attitude, strong organizational skills and success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, flexibility and collegiality.


The position will begin August 14, 2020

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for four references to EEO.  

No calls please.