History Department Chair

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: History

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Monterey County area is seeking a History Department Chair to begin August 2022.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA in history or related field, with an advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 7 years of teaching experience at the secondary level, with leadership experience preferred.
  • Ability to teach the breadth of the high school history curriculum, including world history, U.S. history, and upper level electives.

More about this role


  • Lead ongoing curriculum reviews to create vertical alignment within the department and horizontal continuity across the school program.
  • Lead regular department meetings to develop best practices and help colleagues stay abreast of innovative, research-informed teaching pedagogies.
  • Foster a strong sense of collegiality and collaboration within the history department.
  • Serve as an advisor to approximately 10 students.
  • Co-advise Model United Nations or assist with the Global Studies program.