Social Studies Teacher at St. John Vianney High School

St. John Vianney High School seeks a highly engaging, certified, creative & innovative Social Studies Teacher for the 2018-19 school year.

Please send current resume and letter of interest to Mr. Ian Mulligan at for consideration.

Essential Functions

  • Develops strong relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Develops and administers Social Studies curriculum consistent with school mission, goals and objectives.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop unit organization around historical problems, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Teaches knowledge of social studies, incorporating history, geography, economics, political science, systems of government, education, responsible citizenship, and humanities.
  • Fosters an understanding of the continuity and patterns of human behavior through the ages, and an awareness of the complexity and interrelationship of local, state, national and world problems and approaches to their solution(s).
  • Demonstrates the manner in which the past provides a comparative basis from which to evaluate the nature of current issues and predict courses of action for the future, with continuous cross reference to contemporary matters of importance.
  • Develops students' research skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to make critical value judgments and contribute to the thoughtful exchange of ideas, through a variety of reading, writing, group discussion and presentation assignments to stimulate self-reliance in problem-solving and drawing conclusions.
  • Promotes students' critical analysis of the effect media has on the flow of information and shaping of public discourse, and encourage students to seek out and compare alternative sources of information concerning the key issues of their world.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy.
  • Knowledge of humanity's major problems and approaches to their solution(s) in the past.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Knowledge in economics and current issues preferred.


  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Masters Degree preferred.