Upper School History Teacher (1.0 FTE)

Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, Washington, is currently recruiting for an Upper School History position, starting late August 2020. History teachers at Lakeside aim to broaden understanding, stimulate thoughtful reflection, and encourage insights into the experiences of all people. Our program provides a rigorous education with high support, using classroom time for discussion of texts and ideas. We are committed to a global and multicultural approach at every level, believing that to prepare students for a 21st century world, there needs to be an appreciation of societies across place and time. Our two-year world history curriculum uses project-based learning to engage students in the content and skills needed to successfully engage with a broad range of historical topics. 

The teacher will report to the History & Social Sciences Department Head and the Upper School Director, and join a highly collaborative, innovative, and experienced faculty. Specific responsibilities for this position include the following:

  1. Teach four sections of core courses in World History, U.S. History, upper-level electives, or a combination of these.
  2. Provide academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, consulting with them about their writing, and the like), as needed;
  3. Collaborate and participate actively in the work of the Department on innovative curriculum development, project-based learning, and assessment;
  4. Attend department and faculty meetings;
  5. Act as an advisor for 8 to 10 Upper School students;
  6. Actively participate in the life of the school community, assuming at least one additional out of the classroom duty, such as advising a student club, joining a standing committee, or coaching.

Requirements and Qualifications

  1. Successful candidates will hold at least a bachelor’s degree in history or a related field and will have a passion for history and for interacting with high school aged students, in and outside of the classroom.
  2. An advanced degree in history or a related field is desired.
  3. At least three years of prior history or social studies teaching experience at the secondary level is expected.
  4. Experience crafting a multicultural and inclusive curriculum is expected.
  5. Experience with interdisciplinary study and/or teaching will be considered an asset.
  6. The candidate should be proficient with current educational technology, especially blended learning platforms and strategies.
  7. Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
  8. Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.


Working At Lakeside
At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community.  To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website. 


Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.