High School History/Social Science Teacher - Vanke Meisha Academy - China

High School History/Social Science Teacher - Vanke Meisha Academy - China

Vanke Meisha Academy is now accepting applications for a candidate pool for the 2018-2019 school year for High School History/Social Science Teacher.  Applicants for this position will be screened based on education, training, experience and other relevant factors.  Once applications are screened, those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted for an interview.  Following the interview, applicants will be notified if they are placed in the pool for the next round of interviews that will be conducted beginning in early February once the school’s position needs have been finalized.

REPORTS TO: Dean of Academic Affairs and/or Principal


  • To instill in students a keen sense of ethics and citizenship by developing a sincere respect for all persons as equals regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, and beliefs
  • To develop in students a deep appreciation about the quality of life in their community, the nation, and their world
  • To teach students about their responsibility as members of the global community to participate ethically and with humanity in their interactions with members of the world’s various nations, cultures and peoples
  • To provide a rich and comprehensive curriculum that encourages both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in history/social science and in their personal development


  • Uses the 2016 History Social Sciences Framework to develop units of study in civics/government, economics, geography, and history
  • Develops a balanced history/social sciences curriculum that includes lessons in which students engage in inquiry-based learning, organized around questions of significance, developing their own interpretations, informed by relevant evidence that includes a wide range of perspectives
  • Develops a balanced history/social sciences program involving factual background material, material on current events, discussion time, and other appropriate activities designed to encourage students to develop skills and attitudes, draw conclusions, achieve improved interpersonal relationships, and make value judgments based on scientific methods of inquiry
  • Infuses lessons with biographies, original documents, diaries, letters, legends, speeches, and other narrative artifacts from the past to foster students’ understanding of historical events by revealing ideas, values, fears, and dreams of the people associated with them
  • Uses formative and summative assessments and other types of multiple measures to assess student learning and make instructional decisions and adjustments
  • Provides individual and small group instruction and includes differentiation in order to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of students with varying intellectual abilities, attitudes, and cultural backgrounds
  • Incorporates education technology into instructional and for student engagement to provide a challenging and interesting educational environment for all students
  • Collaborates with other teachers in a PLC setting to share best practices and assess student work determine progress and plan interventions and extensions
  • Maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly and productive classroom environment
  • Maintains professional competence through extended training
  • Selects and uses appropriate textbooks, instructional aids, technology, and maintains required inventory records
  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned workday
  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned by the Dean of Academic Affairs and/or Principal


  • Is ethical and respectful
  • Holds a high regard for professionalism and maintains a professional demeanor
  • Communicates effectively using excellent oral and written skills
  • Structures a learning environment that is motivating and engages students in the learning
  • Possesses strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Prepares and completes reports and other required documents in a timely manner
  • Reaches out to parents to include them in their child’s educational experiences


Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, lift and stand for prolonged periods; see to read fine print and for depth perception; use hands and fingers to perform tasks; speak clearly and hear well enough to communicate effectively.

Posted: February 2018
This is a Direct to School Job
Shenzhen , China
August 2018
1-2 Years
Licensed Teacher, College/University Faculty
Gr. 10, Gr. 11, Gr. 12
USD 3670 - 4520

Job Benefits

  • Visa application assistance and reimbursement
  • Annual flight compensation
  • Airport Pickup
  • Monthly daycare reimbursement stipend
  • Retirement pay
  • Health and welfare benefits
  • Monthly housing allowance of USD $730
  • Holiday travel allowance
  • International health insurance
  • Housing that meets western standards of comfort
  • Excellent bilingual support staff
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • Chinese official holidays and many U.S. official holidays

Qualifications & Requirements

Teaching Credential/License
2 Years
Any social sciences preferred
  • Valid State Teacher Certification/Credential
  • Bachelor’s Degree with major or minor in History, Social Sciences or related field
  • At least three years teaching history/social sciences at the secondary level

About China

One of the world's most powerful nations, China's cultural contributions have influenced history and human development for thousands of years. Teach Away offers ESL teaching jobs in reputable language schools as well as licensed teaching jobs across China.

Standard Chinese
Renminbi (yuan) (¥)
Buddhism, Taoism
Varied: wet/dry seasons
Land area - 3.7 million sq. miles (9.6 million sq. km)