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Upper School Humanities Teacher

  • Teacher
  • Midwest


Des Moines, Iowa

Position Description

TITLE:  Logic/Rhetoric School Faculty

REPORTS TO: Headmaster


Must possess a fervent Christian faith, which is demonstrated by a clear, personal relationship with Christ, by faithful participation in the life of a local church, and by character that is above reproach;
Must unreservedly agree with and promote the beliefs, mission, and vision of TRCA;
Must also possess a robust Christian worldview;
Must exemplify personal dedication to lifelong learning;
Must demonstrate a love of students and a passion to help others develop academically and spiritually;
Must have—or be willing to quickly obtain—a thorough understanding and commitment to the classical model of education;
Must have robust experience and training as a professional educator, a home educator, or preferably both; and
A master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree plus equivalent experience.


Instruct History, Literature, and Theology integrated course 3 days per week
Possibility of Teaching Other Courses Such as Languages or Rhetoric
Conduct classes using a robust discussion-based teaching pedagogy
Integrate theology naturally into discussions, assessments, and class deportment
Commit to a robust classical reading regimen while teaching
Help students both learn the material and learn how to read more effectively and efficiently

Family/Co-Teacher Mentoring

Build strong relationships with parents and students
Assist families in connecting with supervising teachers

Student Culture and Discipline

Know students by name and prioritize interaction with students throughout the day
Assist the Headmaster in planning and leading morning assembly
Pray regularly for students

Staffing and Admissions Interviews

Participate in four assessment days to assess 5th-12th grade students


Attend and participate in administrative meetings as needed
Attend and participate in information meetings as needed
Perform other duties as directed by the Headmaster

Time Requirements

Approximately 24 hours per week, on average, during the school year. Hours may increase during school weeks with special events.
Hours while Academy is in session: 8am-4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


Salary based on experience and number of courses taught.  Benefits (health, retirement) available for full time employees.

Any and all offers will be made subject to satisfactory completion of background checks.

Two Rivers Classical Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

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