Classroom Teacher - University Academy Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Social Studies
Job Title: Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Job Location: University Academy Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Social Studies
District: University Academy Charter School
Kansas City, MO 64131
Telephone: 816-412-5900
Job Description:
NOTE: All interested applicants are required to visit our website at to complete an online application for employment to be considered for the position.

PURPOSE OF JOB: Provide effective instruction to students in all areas.  Work effectively with all school personnel, students, parents and community members, and be cognizant of all state and district requirements in serving the needs of students. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (other duties may be assigned):
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes at the times designated
  • Plans a program of study, that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.
  • Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, and, in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved. 
  • Strives to implement by instruction and action and the schools philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
  • Confers with and seeks assistance of school administrators regarding possible learning disabilities of a student.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, school policy, and administrative regulation.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and, for the classroom in fair and just manner.
  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher aides/volunteers and cooperatives with department heads.
  • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
  • Works with designated team to plan and determine appropriate steps to meet student needs.  Teams are required to meet at least three times each week.
  • Participates with appropriate content area for purposes of planning a minimum of three times a week.
  • Demonstrates effective human relations and communication skills and maintains student confidentiality. 
  • Complies with good safety practices.
  • Complies with all district rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Other duties/responsibilities deemed necessary may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Hold or be eligible for Missouri Teaching Certificate
  • Degree(s) required in area of major study
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable
REPORTS TO: Middle School Principal

Benefits: Retirement Program, Health, Dental, and Life Insurance are provided.

Salary: DOQ

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.