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Job Title:
Faculty, Social Studies - Grades 9-12
Job Type:
Full Time
Position Level:
Job Description:

As Punahou School enjoys its 178th year, it recognizes the richness of its traditions, as well as its responsibility to deliver a relevant educational experience in a rapidly changing world. It remains anchored in the aim of developing the full potential of each student through a broad and vigorous program of studies and through deep experiences for exploration, growth and mastery.  Our faculty attends to the social-emotional and ethical learning of our students via strong relationships, and learning opportunities to foster empathy, resilience, moral reasoning, and social responsibility. Our teachers are agile learners themselves, demonstrating a growth mindset and a commitment to their continual professional development. Incoming teachers will join a dedicated and inspiring faculty whose ongoing reflection and renewal is supported by a schoolwide culture of collaboration and innovation. 
Punahou School is actively recruiting a Social Studies faculty who models open-mindedness, careful listening, lively debate and rigorous independent thought.  The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in the Social Sciences and/or History, experience in mastery-based learning and assessment (or proficiency, competency or standards based learning and assessment) and a commitment to the social emotional and ethical lives of our students. In addition, he/she will be committed to creating a learning environment in which students will:

  • learn the skills necessary for personal success in a rapidly changing society – questioning, writing, reading, listening, speaking, discussing, researching – and those leading to computer literacy
  • develop analytical strategies that promote fair-minded and logical points of view
  • derive historical significance from events through understanding the impact of the past on the present and future
  • respect a citizen’s rights and responsibilities and the methods by which our government functions
  • develop a sense of their unique cultural identities along with an appreciation of the diversity of humankind
  • learn how to function as positive, contributing members of society

Position Details:
Department: Academy, Social Studies Department
Status: Full-Time Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Work Year: 9 months, 2020-2021 School Year   
Work Hours:  Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM  



Applicant Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Social Sciences or related field, or equivalent experience. Masters in Education (Practice/Methods) preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in teaching Social Studies in a high school.
  • Experience in European or World History preferred.
  • Credentials and/or related experience/expertise in the Educational Practice of Community Service, or Social Responsibility (9-12) desirable. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability and passion for work with a broad range of students.
4 Year Degree
Non-discriminatory Statement:
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We invite you to complete the optional self-identification fields below used for compliance with government regulations and record-keeping guidelines.
School Name:
Punahou School
Street Address:
1601 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Dr. Michael E Latham
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Membership Status:
Full Member
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
K - 12
International Students Accepted:
Summer Programs Offered:
Kindergarten Cut Off Date:
Boys 6/30 Girls 9/30
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Admissions Contact:
Mrs. Betsy Hata
Admissions Email:
08/28/2019 6:52 PM 06/30/2023 communications@punahou.edu School
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