Upper School History Instructor
Dallas, TX US Faculty
Job Type

The Episcopal School of Dallas prepares young men and women for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. Built upon our Founding Tenets of religio, daily worship; eruditio, scholarship; and disciplina, training within a community of learners, ESD continues to direct its mission to ignite a life of purpose in each student through the development of an educated conscience.

Founded in 1974 by The Reverend Stephen B. Swann with eight seventh-grade students, today ESD educates and inspires 1,150 students in grades beginner (age 3) through grade 12. ESD is located in Dallas, a modern metropolis of North Texas, and a commercial and cultural hub in the region.

At the heart of ESD are talented and compassionate faculty and staff who are the backbone of our institution and paramount to the school’s success. They adeptly balance rigorous, college preparatory coursework with understanding and nurturing of the whole child. Classes are small, with an overall student-teacher ratio of 7:1. ESD employees are lifelong learners, and the school invests nearly $500,000 in professional development annually. More than 250 serve the ESD community and all are appreciated and respected for their individual and collective contributions.


Purpose:  This full-time position involves teaching 4 sections of upper school history to students in grades 9-12. The ideal candidate is a passionate teacher, interested in building and implementing an innovative 21st century interdisciplinary program, while employing a variety of teaching tools and methodologies. As an effective member of the Historical and Religious Studies Department, this individual is flexible and able to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues. The successful candidate is committed to developing and modifying curriculum to conform with best practices and student needs. The ability to teach a variety of history courses is expected; experience teaching AP courses, such as AP Government is desired. Willingness to be a productive participant in the extracurricular life of the school is also required. 

Essential Functions:

  • Teach 4 sections of Upper School History, delivering instruction aligned with ESD’s Mission.
  • Provide integral and varied support, planning, oversight, and communication as a student advisor
  • Offer significant involvement and/or leadership in an extracurricular capacity as a club advisor or athletic coach.
  • Participate and engage in professional activities and gatherings at team, departmental, divisional, and school-wide levels.
  • Use appropriate technology in support of the curriculum of the twenty-first century global classroom.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Work closely with colleagues on the school’s curricular initiatives.

Abuse Risk Management Standards:

  • Adheres to policies related to boundaries with students. 
  • Attends required abuse risk management training.
  • Adheres to procedures related to managing high-risk activities and supervising students.
  • Reports suspicious and inappropriate behaviors.
  • Follows mandated abuse reporting requirements.

Working Environment:

  • Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. 
  • Generally 40% sitting, 40% walking and 20% standing. 
  • Minimal temperature variations.
  • Generally hazard free environment. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in History or related field.  Master’s Degree desirable.
  • Minimum three years teaching in an Upper School setting with experience teaching some combination of history courses. 
  • Proficiency in educational technology and twenty-first century pedagogy
  • Experience designing and implementing a 21st Century history curriculum
  • Commitment to participate broadly and cheerfully in the life of the school
  • A growth mindset
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in various disciplines and at various levels.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIONThe Episcopal School of Dallas community is committed to creating, maintaining, and nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment as it prepares young women and men for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. We believe that diversity in our school community enhances the quality of the education that ESD provides and is essential to the development of well-rounded people.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The Episcopal School of Dallas is a faith-centered, coeducational, college preparatory, independent day school with students age 3 – Grade 12. The policy of The Episcopal School of Dallas is to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees without discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law. In our recruitment practices, we strive to create a diverse school community whose members embrace the Mission and Vision Statement of the school.