Middle School History Teacher - Ricks Center for Gifted

Job description

The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for a Middle School (Grades 5-8) History Teacher. We desire a candidate who is adept at working with a diverse group of gifted students with varying abilities, and therefore is able to differentiate curriculum, individualize and compact instruction and ensure a depth of conceptual understanding. This position requires a dynamic individual who models a passion for and expertise in History, and who can collaborate effectively with the English teacher to flexibly employ a Humanities model.

Essential Functions

  • Teach multiple History classes, collaborating with the MS team and English teacher to integrate curriculum and/or team teach, when appropriate, around central themes.
  • Assess student development and performance using a variety of assessment techniques and models.
  • Create a differentiated, high level curriculum, including participating in school-wide curriculum alignment and development teams.
  • Support the school mission through the active involvement in the school community, Morgridge College of Education, and the University of Denver.
  • Interact with and be involved with parents, including proactive outreach on both positive aspects of learning and areas for improvement.
  • Regularly and predictably post assignments, grades, and class information in the LMS.
  • Incorporate technology in meaningful ways into the curriculum, and collaborate with the Technology and Innovation Specialist.
  • Teach social emotional and executive functioning skills both as integrated to the curriculum and during the advisory (seminar) class.
  • Develop and teach electives on a variety of subjects to be determined in conjunction with the Assoc. Director for Curriculum.
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive, creative classroom environment, involving administration and parents in discipline issues according to the discipline policy.
  • Set and participate in team goals or collaborative inquiry-action cycles f focused on student growth and supported by growth data, and collaborate with specialists and student support team members as needed.
  • Work with an administrator in a coaching model around professional goals and participate in reflection on own performance on teaching rubric.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Valid teaching certificate/license, special license, or licensable in Secondary Social Studies / History Education


  • Graduate hours or Masters in Education
  • Two+ years of teaching at the middle school level
  • Experience or certification in teaching gifted children and twice-exceptional students
  • Experience teaching in a Humanities model of History instruction, or in a cross-curricular, integrated program

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) April 13, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No: 001297
Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 5/28/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable