High School Teaching | Social Studies | School of Environmental Studies | Closing: 03/20/2023


1.0 FTE

Effective Date of Employment:
 Beginning of the 2023-24 school year

Application Deadlines:
March 20, 2023 – 4:00 p.m.

Application Procedures:
Internal and External Candidates:  Apply on-line at

The School of Environmental Studies (SES) is part of the award-winning Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools, which provides boundless opportunities and infinite possibilities for students to learn and grow. SES is a magnet school for 11th and 12th graders, partnered with the Minnesota Zoo, that is committed to giving students a rigorous academic experience centered around understanding our environment in a dynamic way:

  • We use an interdisciplinary model to present students with different themes which focus on the systems of nature and human interactions with them.  
  • We believe the problems our learners need to be prepared to grapple with as members of a global community are complex, and we seek candidates who are prepared to actively teach about the overlapping systems and intersectionalities that affect our environment and communities.  
  • We strive for a radically inclusive and equitable community for all of our students, and the successful candidate will have a strong commitment to developing a culturally-responsive curriculum that reaches all students.
  • We emphasize collaborating with others, learning to listen, and creating solutions that consider a variety of perspectives.
  • We are committed to cultivating curiosity and independence in students.
  • Students have opportunities to learn through more traditional means, however, we believe the depth of learning is enhanced when students are able to get out of the classroom and have experiences in our environment.

We are currently hiring a 1.0 Social Studies teacher to join an interdisciplinary team with an English Language Arts Teacher and an Environmental Science teacher. Together, the team will deliver integrated curriculum to Seniors in high school around environmental themes. Our ideal candidate will have experience working on interdisciplinary teams, or a strong desire to learn how to be part of one.  Our teachers value sparking inquiry in students and guiding them through their own, unique educational experiences. Our classrooms span far beyond the four walls of our school building and anyone joining our team should be excited about learning in the field, in all weather. We’re actively seeking a diverse pool of candidates that represents the diversity of our student community, and we are committed to facilitating a truly inclusive recruitment and hiring process.

Job Summary:

  1. Teach curriculum of Independent School District 196.
  2. Carry out responsibilities as defined by the master contract.
  3. Carry out responsibilities as defined by the principal.
  4. Maintain good communication and cooperation with staff and parents.


  1. Licensed by the state of Minnesota to teach high school social studies.
  2. Strong general academic background.
  3. Ability to relate positively to students, staff, and community.
  4. Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with a culturally, ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse school community is preferred.

Responsible To:
Building Principal

According to contractual agreement.

In District 196, the sky’s the limit for students and employees. That’s because our committed team of educators is dedicated to helping learners explore their infinite possibilities and reach their full potential. Our whole child, “Triple-A” approach provides students and staff boundless opportunities to learn, grow and pursue their interests in academics, the arts and athletics.
District 196 is a Minnesota public school district of choice, serving more than 29,000 students and 160,000 residents in the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Empire, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville and Vermillion township. District 196 is the third largest school district in Minnesota and among the largest employers in Dakota County, with more than 4,000 full- and part-time employees. District 196 has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Best-in-State Employers multiple times based on a survey asking employees to rate their employer and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others.
District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center high school program; a K-12 special education school for students with emotional and behavioral difficulties, and a special education program serving young adults ages 18-21. The district also operates three learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education services, and offers extensive community education programs and classes for life-long learners of all ages.
Equal Opportunity Employer
As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The Director of Human Resources, Tom Pederstuen (651-423-7859 – is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Sally Soliday (651-423-7782 – and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).