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The Preuss School K-12 Instructor - Social Studies

Position overview

Position title: Social Studies Teacher
Salary range: $54,166 - $109,666

Application Window

Open date: June 9, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Jun 20, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, May 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Position: The Preuss School K-12 Instructor - Social Studies
AY 2021-2022 Opening: 1 position (Estimated start date: 08/03/2022).

Annual Salary Range (based on education and credentialed teaching experience): $54,166.00 - $109,666.00.
Representation: Unit IX – Non-Senate Instructional American Federation of Teachers

The Preuss School at UC San Diego ( is a charter middle and high school dedicated to providing a rigorous college-prep education for low-income scholars who will become the first in their families to graduate from college. As a department within UC San Diego Academic Affairs, The Preuss School also serves as a model school to study and develop best practices in the preparation of low-income, urban scholars for college admission.

Under the supervision of the Principal, The Preuss School teachers are focused on the attainment of the California Standards for the teaching profession:
a. Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning;
b. Creating and Maintaining Effective Environment for Student Learning;
c. Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning;
d. Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for All Students;
e. Assessing Student for Learning;
f. Developing as a Professional Educator.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Required - Bachelor's degree with emphasis in the appropriate field.
Required - Current California Teaching Credential - Social Studies
Required - California Teaching Credential – Clear Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate or equivalent authorization.
Required - Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) compliance.
Required - Applicants must pass Live Scan background check and Tuberculosis (TB) screening.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred - Experience in teaching Social Studies.
Preferred - Bilingual

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume - Your most recently updated C.V./Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Copy of Degree/Transcripts - please include a copy of your transcripts to determine level of education for salary column placement.

  • Copy of Teacher Credential - Valid California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: Single Subjects in the Subject taught.

    30-day Emergency Substitute Teaching Credential does not qualify.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

  • Evidence of Teaching - If available, please provide evidence of teaching, such as lesson plans, evaluations, and curriculum.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

If letters of recommendation are not available, please provide Contact informations.

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA