Upper School Social Science Teacher – Psychology

Job Type: Teaching
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

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

CalWest client school in the Greater Los Angeles area seeks a US Social Science Teacher – Psychology to begin in August 2024.

CalWest 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
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess the minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, graduate degree and/or teaching credential preferred. 
  • Possess 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience of like courses, preferably within an independent school. 
  • Current knowledge of all subject area content, particularly in the area of psychology 
  • Knowledge of instructional methodologies to support discipline-specific and transdisciplinary learning, and the ability to learn and implement new instructional practices over time 
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures. 
  • Knowledge and effective use of instructional methods and learning materials, particularly regarding research and writing 
  • Models the highest standards of professionalism and creates warm, uplifting and trusting learning environments and working relationships marked by humor, positivity, humility, empathy, excellent emotional intelligence, extraordinary interpersonal skills, and collaboration. 
  • Demonstrates great individual integrity, initiative, self-awareness, commitment to personal and professional growth, and the ability to receive and apply feedback 
  • Possesses a passion for education, particularly in an independent school environment, conveyed by a solid understanding of educational practice and philosophy grounded in DEI 
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Relishes the joys and challenges of working with K-12 students and possesses a deep understanding of the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of children 


  • Teaching up to five sections of Upper School social science (Psychology) 
  • Differentiating instruction to meet the needs of a range of learners and utilizing a variety of assessment methods to inform instruction 
  • Collaborating with colleagues to design projects and assessments 
  • Providing support and enrichment for students through our advisory program 
  • Proficiency with current classroom technology and demonstration of exceptional writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills 
  • Engaging actively in departmental and school-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts 
  • Participating in department and faculty meetings; providing timely feedback to students, advisees and their families; actively supporting school activities and events. 

Salary Range

$61,359 – $128,581

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