Social Studies Teacher Leader #170477

Posting Information: Successful applicants will join a strong faculty in Western Carolina University's Catamount School, a newly commissioned lab school that will open in August, 2017. Successful candidates will be expected to teach social studies to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students enrolled in the school, as well as provide leadership in teacher education. This position is posted and will be filled pending approval from the Human Resources Advisory Board (HRAB) and the confirmation of the funding source.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in education from an accredited institution, North Carolina licensure in middle grades social studies, and a have minimum of three years of public school instructional experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree in elementary or middle grades education, one of the social sciences, and/or National Board Certification. The candidate will be expected to teach and supervise interns and will share program responsibilities and may provide service. Consistent participation in all aspects of The Catamount School is expected. Applicants should provide evidence of experiences or the potential to: work collaboratively and across disciplines, contribute to the university's multicultural and diversity goals, and successful collaboration with in-service teachers in public school settings. Interest and experience in teaching in technology rich and flexible environments is a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Application must be made online. Application materials must include the following attachments: 1. A cover letter describing how the applicant's professional qualifications relate to the position and how the applicant can contribute to the mission, core values and goals of the Catamount School. 2. A current and complete curriculum vita. 3. Unofficial copies of transcripts of undergraduate and graduate degree programs completed. 4. Names, addresses (including titles and institutions), telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five (5) references. OPTIONAL Attachment: 5. Other supporting materials relevant to the candidate's scholarship and teaching. Inquiries can be directed to: Mr. Bob Dinsdale, Search Committee Chair, email: rsdinsdale@wcu.edu Thank you for your interest in this position. Application materials sent by postal mail or e-mail cannot be accepted.