Social Studies Teacher (1.0 FTE)

Augsburg Fairview Academy seeks an Interim Social Studies Teacher (1.0 FTE) for the 2017-2018 school year.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Valid Minnesota teaching license in broadfield Social Studies (or ability to obtain such)
    • Keen expertise in pedagogical best practices
    • Enthusiasm for the subject matter
    • Deep knowledge in content area
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with both adults and students
    • Demonstrated creativity, flexibility, and extreme patience
    • Ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues
    • Demonstrated excellence in organizational and communication skills


  • Understanding and belief in Augsburg Fairview Academy’s unique mission and vision


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in an urban high school
  • Experience co-teaching with a special education teacher
  • Experience collaborating with students, families, and the intercultural communities our school serves
  • Track record of success serving youth with significant developmental risk factors
  • All qualities of a Star Teacher (Haberman)
  • Training and experience with Circle of Courage, including RAP or LSCI
  • Training and experience with restorative justice
  • Teaching experience in a charter school


Essential Job Functions:

  • Cultivating strong, positive relationships with students
  • Teaching in a classroom setting
  • Incorporating active, experiential learning opportunities in daily lessons
  • Working with students, parents, teachers, and student support team to address challenges to students’ academic progress
  • Managing classroom activities and behaviors effectively
  • Providing positive behavior interventions for students based on the Academy’s principles of authoritative instruction
  • Recording, reporting, and evaluating student academic and behavioral data
  • Participating in professional development activities including a professional learning community
  • Participating in student recruitment and retention activities
  • Contributing to school-wide decisions as a member of the Augsburg Fairview Academy professional partnership


Position Logistics:

  • Monday – Thursday from 7:45am-4:00pm and Friday from 7:45am-3:00pm
  • Salary based on the Augsburg Fairview Academy Salary Schedule


Applications accepted until the position is filled.


ONLY electronic applications will be considered.  Submit cover letter, résumé, copies of licensure and transcripts, and three letters of reference to Sarah Jergenson: