UT High School Teacher - Social Studies
Austin, TX 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description

Job Posting Title:

UT High School Teacher - Social Studies


Hiring Department:

UT High School


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:

Jun 06, 2022


Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Jun 30, 2024





Job Details:


Serve as a social studies teacher for the UT High School District by designing and facilitating online courses, exams, and tutoring. Monitor student progress and communicate with students and stakeholders to ensure student success. This position is funded through 6/30/2024 with continuation contingent upon performance and funding.


  • Facilitate online course instruction for secondary level students in a core subject area to ensure student success in courses in pursuit of a high school diploma or high school equivalency program. Instruct students through a variety of online methods, such as online feedback, facilitating online communication for student groups, and maintaining interactive and instructional course components. Provide corrective feedback to students that is clear, specific, and effective. Respond to students' needs and grade student work in a timely and effective manner. Demonstrate deep understanding of TEKS for each course and knowledge of lesson components for each course. Monitor student progress and grades, prepare reports, and determine recommendations for support to ensure student success in courses, exams, STAAR exams, and AP exams. Navigate a variety of technology systems for design, delivery, and communication. Maintain accurate student records, such as grade books and grade reporting with attention to detail, and meet deadlines.

  • Provide online tutoring and exam facilitation in a variety of formats, including synchronous, asynchronous, and in-person delivery. Collaborate with colleagues, use student data and research to drive decision-making and ensure instructional design and delivery is effective. Engage in required training and implement exam proctoring with fidelity and attention to detail. Review exams for irregularities and report to curriculum leaders to respond according to established policies. Recommend strategies to improve students' success. Prepare student support materials for tutoring sessions, study prep, and study guides. Proctor STAAR exams, Advanced Placement exams, and other exams as needed. Utilize a variety of technology systems such as Proctorio, Canvas LMS, Skyward, Box, and Mishell SIS systems to effectively deliver programs and monitor student progress.

  • Design and recommend lesson content, enhancements, and improvements that align to the TEKS and honors and AP standards, while working in coordination with campus and district leaders to ensure vertical and horizontal course alignment and consistency of student expectations. Prepare online course lessons, tutoring lessons, and exams that align to the TEKS, include scaffolding, and align with current research and best practices. Develop scope and sequence, study guides, reading modules, diagrams/graphics, and other lesson components to support students. Adhere to UTHSD style guide requirements and elements of effective lesson design. Meet deadlines for content development. Communicate effectively and coordinate all project work with the curriculum development team.

  • Support students receiving special services and special student populations, such as 504, special education, gifted/talented, emerging bilingual, military-connected, at-risk, adult learners, and others. Implement students' accommodations effectively in online courses, exams, and tutoring. Participate in 504 and ARD meetings to support students with special needs. Provide effective, clear, and timely feedback and recommendations. Communicate with students and parents routinely to support student success. Support student discipline and report any discipline issues to the administration as needed.

  • Engage in a variety of activities to support the UTHSD programs. Maintain current training in best practices and policies for your content area. Maintain active Texas teacher certification and adhere to the Texas Educator Code of Ethics. Support activities to expand and deliver UTHSD programs such as professional development, student recruitment, and marketing activities. Lead or support student expanded learning activities such as clubs or events. Travel occasionally regionally to support students or programs. Participate in occasional evening or weekend webinars or events as needed.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in education, social studies, or a closely related field and two years of secondary teaching experience. Texas Teacher Certification in high school social studies and at least two years of experience teaching secondary social studies courses in Texas public schools. Experience designing instruction and assessments for high school social studies courses. Comprehensive understanding of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), STAAR expectations, and best practices in social studies instruction, lesson design, tutoring, and assessment. Experience implementing support for a variety of student group needs, at-risk, emergent bilingual, Gifted/Talented, adult learners, 504, and special education. Successful experience supporting students to achieve targeted objectives and tracking and reporting student data. Experience with online instruction. Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task with high level of proficiency. Professional demeanor. Advanced technology skills for design and delivery of online instruction or online tutoring. Exceptional organizational and communication skills

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in education, social studies, or a closely related field. More than two years of teaching experience. More than two years of experience teaching secondary social studies courses in Texas public schools. Experience teaching multiple high school social studies courses, such as adult learner courses, online courses, Pre-AP/AP, Dual Credit, or IB. Experience in a leadership role in an educational setting, such as Professional Learning Community Lead or Department Chair. Experience developing and delivering professional development to educators. In-depth understanding of the TEKS, Texas Education Code, FERPA, and graduation requirements. Extensive knowledge of best practices in assessment proctoring and scoring. Experience working with k-12 social studies curriculum, instruction, or assessment in an online learning management system, such as Canvas LMS. Educator certification in multiple subject areas. Experience developing or facilitating online instruction. Experience leading trainings for teachers for curriculum, social emotional, G/T, Advanced Placement, or emergent bilingual strategies. Experience with blended learning instruction. Experience presenting or marketing at conferences

Salary Range

$54,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • Occasional Travel

  • Typical office environment

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

  • Must be able to push, pull, lift, and/or carry at least 30 lbs

  • Position may require occasional work outside the normal work week

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

Importantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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