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High School History Teacher $55,000 – $75,000 DOE

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School (Los Angeles)






Social Science Teacher – School Year 2023-2024, Full-time position

Description: Verbum Dei Jesuit High School is accepting applications from individuals who seek a teaching position in the Social Science Department. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their expertise in historical and historiographical content through a diverse range of pedagogical techniques. Candidates should be able to teach and stress historical writing, critical thinking, analysis, and public speaking. Candidates should have a collaborative mindset and demonstrate experience working in groups to create curricula, evaluate formative/summative assessments, and build common resources. Ideal applicants should be open to professional growth and committed to participation in a Jesuit secondary education setting and must demonstrate evidence of effective communication, collaboration, and aptitude with educational technology.

Primary duties: The teacher is expected to teach five periods of History in a college-preparatory environment. Teaching includes lesson planning, lesson presentation, student assessment, and individualized student support as needed. One additional period is allocated to the Teachers’ schedule as part of a professional learning community. The teacher is expected to develop, plan and present lessons to students in a classroom, utilizing course material and other appropriate learning material. The teacher is expected to supervise, monitor, assign and evaluate students. In addition, individuals will establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom, maintain appropriate and timely records of student progress, communicate with parents, and establish and maintain an effective environment for students, in order to foster learning.

Additional duties: Teachers are also expected to support the school’s spiritual program by assisting with retreats, school-wide liturgies, and/or community service programs. The teacher is expected to support the school’s co-curricular programs by moderating activities and/or clubs as well as prefect at various dances and athletic events. The teacher will also assist in exam proctoring, classroom substitutions, and lunchtime prefecting.

Salary Range: $55,000 – $75,000 DOE

About Us: Verbum Dei Jesuit High School is a Catholic, Jesuit high school located in Watts with an enrollment of approximately 320 students. Part of the Cristo Rey Network (CRN), VDJHS offers young men from supportive families of limited resources a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a professional work-study experience, and faith formation that prepares them to graduate from college as “men for others” who serve their communities and pursue a more just and humane world for all. As a Cristo Rey school, VDJHS adheres to a set of Mission Effectiveness Standards to protect the integrity of the model and articulate the shared mission.
Applications: The position will remain open until filled.

Application process: Applicants will complete the application online at and should upload a cover letter addressing their philosophies of education, a current resumé, and transcripts.

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School is an EOE.


Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in History and experience teaching in a high school setting. The candidate must also have knowledge of the Advanced Placement programs in History.

Highly Desirable: Graduate degree in History and/or a teaching credential.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Verbum Dei Jesuit High School (Los Angeles)

11100 South Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90059