History Faculty

Colorado Springs, CO

Fountain Valley School, a selective and diverse boarding school, educates 250 students in grades 9–12 on a beautiful 1,100-acre campus in Colorado Springs, CO. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics, and the outdoors. 

The Opportunity: 

Fountain Valley School seeks experienced and dynamic educators for a history teacher position. This position reports directly to the chair of the history department and is responsible for teaching classes to students in 9-12 grade. Experience teaching global history from both an AP and inquiry and skills-driven perspective is strongly preferred.

General Duties:

  • Teach 4 sections of history.
  • Demonstrate an ability to foster sustained collaboration and professional growth within the history department.
  • Show an appreciation for the craft of teaching along with a passion for history as a discipline.

Other Duties:

  • Coach two seasons of athletics/afternoon activities.
  • Serve as an adviser to approximately six students.
  • Participate in a class level retreat along with other faculty members.
  • Participate in committees as assigned.
  • Participate in co-leading an Interim trip (spring experiential learning trip)
  • Transportation of students to and from activities using a non-CDL school vehicle
  • Serve as a member of a weekend and weeknight duty team (1 weeknight per week, and 9 weekends per year)


  • Find joy in working with adolescents and in school life.
  • Engage with energy, kindness, and a sense of humor.
  • Experience enhancing classroom learning with appropriate history teaching tools. 
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Demonstrate skills in communication and interpersonal relations within and across multiple constituencies.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in history; advanced degree or equivalent experience in an independent boarding/day school environment preferred.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and/or obtain a Colorado license within 30 days of hire.

 Working Conditions

  • Environment: office and indoor classroom working with some outdoor events
  • Physical demands: able to sit and stand for at least 8 hours per day; must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Proficiency in LMS Blackbaud OnCampus and Google Educational Suite Apps preferred.

Salary: 40,000-$60,000, depending on experience and education

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement plan with Match, School provided - Short and Long Term Disability, Life & AD&D Insurance, EAP

Application Deadline: 3/22/2024