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Part-Time High-School English Instructor

Part-Time High-School English Instructor
Seeking a part-time 7–12th grade English instructor for the 2024–2025 school year at Liberty Common High School in Fort Collins, Colorado – a Poudre School District charter school dedicated to Core Knowledge principles and college-preparatory instruction. The school currently enrolls over 500 junior-high and high-school students.
LCHS provides excellence and fairness in education by teaching a contextual body of organized knowledge, the skills of learning, and the values of a democratic society. This is done through parental choice, partnership with teachers, and student acceptance of responsibility for his/her academic effort.
The English instructor has responsibility for program planning, curriculum development, and delivery of English instruction for junior-high students, in cooperation with the school’s existing English Department.  Courses taught will be three Core Knowledge 7th-grade English courses, including the study of literature, reading, writing, penmanship, vocabulary, and grammar.  Applicants should be dedicated to a strong skills and knowledge-based curriculum, and dedicated to high student achievement.
COMPENSATION: $21,000.0-$23,000.00 (or higher based on background, experience, and/or institutional alignment).
REPORTS TO: High School Principal

Minimum Requirements:

  • Desire and willingness to learn about Liberty’s history and philosophy and to uphold and promote the mission and values of the school.
  • BA/BS in Literature, English, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.  Content knowledge is essential.
  • Ability and willingness to teach the Core Knowledge Sequence.
  • Demonstrated effective classroom teaching ability.

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Understanding of Liberty Common School’s history and a commitment to maintaining and promoting the school’s mission and values.
  • Experience with English instruction, the Core Knowledge Curriculum and demonstrated ability in teaching this curriculum.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multiple teams.
  • MS/MA in Literature, English, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. 
  • Knowledge of a foreign language including Latin and Greek roots.

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to move safely in business workspaces.
  • Must be able to work in loud environments.
  • The ability to walk, sit, or stand for long periods of time (up to eight hours).
  • The ability to lift 10-20 pounds when needed.
  • Must be able to maneuver uneven surfaces.
  • Must be able to frequently use office technology including computers, copiers, and printers.
  • Must be able to work in occasionally loud environments.


  • Enrollment in Colorado’s Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and employer contributions to your PERA retirement account.
  • Earned sick leave in accordance with Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces (HFWA) Act.


All employment with Liberty Common School is voluntary and is subject to termination by you or Liberty Common School at-will, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. There is no guarantee, in any manner, Liberty Common School will continue employment for any set period of time. This applies to all aspects of employment at Liberty Common School including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, placement, discipline, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and access to benefits and training.


Liberty Common School is an EEO employer.  Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, or other characteristics protected by law.
Studies indicate women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform all job descriptions identified in the job-vacancy announcement.  Liberty Common School prioritizes identifying the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less-traditional background.  Liberty Common School may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and lived experiences to meet minimum qualifications.
Liberty Common School is located in the City of Fort Collins in Northern Colorado.  Northern Colorado is an integral part of the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations.  European-American trappers and traders arrived by the early 1800s but rarely established permanent settlements.  Gold and silver discoveries in the Colorado mountains in the mid-1800s and the prospect of land for farming and ranching attracted people from across the globe to the Colorado Territory, including what would become the town of Fort Collins; an agricultural colony that emerged from its founding days as a military fort.  The expansion included the sugar-beet industry's growth, which brought new residents whose descendants still live here today, including Mexican-American families from southern Colorado, New Mexico, and northern Mexico, as well as Germans from Russia.  Since 1879, Fort Collins has been the home of the state’s land-grant institution, Colorado State University, which currently enrolls 34,000 students.  Along with the university, the city’s major high-tech and manufacturing companies and high performing charter-public schools attract new residents from all over the country and world.  The community’s overall social diversity continues to grow.
Liberty Common School is an EEO employer.


Please note that this job description is not a comprehensive list of activities, duties, and responsibilities that are required of this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice with direction from Liberty Common School.
For more information about LCS, visit   
A complete application includes nothing less than the following items:
1.      Letter of application
2.     Resume
3.     Statement of educational philosophy
4.     Transcript      
5.     References with phone numbers (3)
This job posting will remain open until positions are filled.

E-mail or Mail to: 

Dr. Robinson, Principal
Liberty Common High School
2745 Minnesota Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80525.
  • Instructor
  • Part Time