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MS Humanities Teacher (2 long term subs)

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Middle School - Oakland, CA



(Full-time 60-100% beginning November 2023 and ending January, with another ending June 2024)



Head-Royce School is seeking a culturally responsive, flexible, and enthusiastic educator to join our 7th Grade History team for the remainder of the 2023-24 school year. We are also looking for one full-time Humanities teacher (History and English) for November 2023-January 2024.


We seek teachers who are not only excited by the content they teach, but who are also actively engaged in evolving their classroom pedagogy to reflect the needs of 21st Century learners.  We want teachers who are excited to join our community of learners and collaborate with us on meeting our Strategic Plan Goals and living our mission.  


Head-Royce teachers also serve as advisors and club sponsors and participate in the life of the community, which includes an overnight trip during the school year (April).  We seek applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in anti-racist pedagogy, an awareness of ecological literacy, an understanding of adolescents, and a genuine fondness for working with students at this specific age level. For the Leave of Absence position ending in June, the candidate may opt out of this responsibility, making the position 60% rather than 80% FTE. 



  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of culturally responsive teaching and learning. 
  • Expertise in teaching history (including working with both primary and secondary sources and evaluating written work). 
  • Collaborative, flexible colleague with Middle School teaching experience, with an ability to teach the full range of learners from grades 6 through 8. 
  • Clear communicator with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social/emotional development and developmentally. appropriate curriculum for culturally responsive teaching and learning. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of and curiosity regarding curriculum design, varied pedagogical approaches as well as different styles and types of assessment. 
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience.



  • Bachelor’s Degree; ideal candidates will have an academic background in the Humanities. 
  • Knowledge of appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience.
  • Demonstrated desire to teach in the Middle School.
  • 2-5 years minimum teaching experience.
  • Understanding and support of Head-Royce’s core values with strong emphasis on equity and social justice
  • Ability to provide proof of Covid Vaccination and booster, as well as TB clearance

Additional Qualifications (preferred, not required)  

  • Advanced degrees/certification are desirable in the Humanities and, or, Education.


Head-Royce School Overview 

Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 135-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.


Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources. 


Other Considerations

Compensation: Range $71,400-$117,800* Pro-rated for days worked in year.

*Dependent on Years of Experience Teaching and Education Level

Location: Oakland, California
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Start Date: November 2023


* Please note - the School does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.


To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. If you have an experience or desire to work with a particular age group, please indicate that in your applications materials.  Application materials should be submitted through our website.  


HRS is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions including but not limited to employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence and termination based on qualifications and without regard to protected status. We will not discriminate based on age, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race (including include traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, reproductive health decision making or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.


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