Licensed Instructional Staff | Social Studies Teacher | Upper School | Available: 07/01/2024


The Social Studies Teacher is responsible for supporting Nova Classical’s students with dedication, enthusiasm, adaptability, kindness, passion, and energy. Much of the work of the Social Studies Teacher consists of preparing and providing lessons, and providing developmentally appropriate instruction in Social Studies. The Social Studies Teacher should also be able to supervise lessons to ensure that learners interact in a supportive and respectful manner. The Social Studies Teacher is employed at-will and operates as a professional within the guidelines established by Nova Classical Academy. In cooperation with Nova Classical staff and volunteers, the Social Studies Teacher works to fulfill the school’s mission in the following areas of responsibility:

  • Provide instruction of approved core curriculum with appropriate use of instructional resources
  • Meet and/or exceed expectations on formal evaluations
  • Complete required reports for parents and/or administration
  • Perform classroom management duties including enforcing student conduct rules and providing appropriate disciplinary action, as needed
  • Collaborate with staff, administration, and service providers for the successful creation and implementation of behavioral and/or learning plans
  • Supervise student contact in one-on-one, small group, and classroom settings
  • Attend grade level, faculty, staff and other meetings and/or training, as required
  • Adherence to and knowledge of Nova Classical policies and procedures
  • Support of and alignment to Nova Classical’s principles of classical education, including but not limited to the Board-approved definition of classical education and its implementation under the direction of Nova’s Academic Director
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Valid Minnesota teaching license in 5-12 Social Studies, or ability to obtain
  • Student-focused and education oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with regard to student and other information
  • Demonstrated professional and technical knowledge in Social Studies education
  • Aptitude for work with students at various grade and development levels
  • Committed to professional and technical development through attendance at development activities, scheduled meetings, and relevant and/or required training


  • Current or previous experience working in a classical education environment
  • Experience as a Teacher, Educational Assistant, Paraprofessional, or Para Educator
  • Current or previous experience working in education


  • Duties are generally performed in a classroom and/or resource room setting, where some environmental hazards and/or risks may be present
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position and/or walk for periods of one hour or more
  • Frequent lifting up to 25 pounds and occasional lifting up to 40 pounds
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects in the performance of the job
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information with students, teachers, parents, and staff
  • Regular operation of computer or other office machines
  • Regular stooping, squatting, kneeling, reaching, bending, walking, or a combination of these
  • Occasional or frequent standing for periods of four (4) hours or more
  • Seasonal work outdoors in all weather conditions

The primary role of the Social Studies Teacher is to enhance the learning environment for students by providing effective, personalized attention; engaging in appropriate instructional and behavioral support; and, modeling intellectual and principled living by demonstrating character and intellectual virtues in accordance with Nova Classical Academy’s classical education tradition.

Application Procedure:
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