The Punahou Design thinking, Makery, Engineering, Technology ( D-MET) team aims to build and maintain a student-centered, school-wide environment designed to empower the development of the social-emotional skills, technical abilities, design thinking and growth mindset needed to translate the Punahou aims into positive and purposeful action in the real world. Punahou School is actively recruiting a faculty member to join the D-MET team. As a D-MET faculty member, you will be dedicated to empowering students to take purposeful action. You will teach students to look for the educational opportunities in taking on the challenges that they encounter, discover and create. Students learn more deeply when they are engaged in solving problems and working on challenges that inspire them. Through the D-MET curriculum, students encounter a continuous and articulated set of technical skills building experiences. As their understanding of problems and challenges in the world grows so too does their ability to design, build, test and deploy increasingly realistic and sustainable solutions. The ideal candidate will be responsible, flexible and committed to design thinking, innovation and prototyping. If you thrive in a fast paced, innovative, creative and collaborative environment, we invite you to apply!
Position Details: Department: Design Thinking Status: Full Time Regular FLSA Status: Exempt Work Year: 2018-2019 School Year Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30AM – 4:00PM
Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Five (5) years of experience working with Design Thinking or Design Technology in a high school or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents, sensitivity to each individual student’s needs; and ability to appreciate the variety of perspectives offered by individual viewpoints, disciplines and cultural understandings.
Knowledge of the following fabrication machines:
Water Jets (preferred)
CNC mills (preferred)
Knowledge and proficiency with the following design software:
Rhinoceros (or similar)
Fusion 360 (or similar)
Solidworks (or similar)
Onshape (or similar)
Adobe Illustrator (or similar)
CNC machine path driver's (machine specific)
Strong knowledge of content area curriculum and instructional methodologies and the proven ability to work cooperatively within a grade level and team to modify and develop materials and assessments within an articulated curricular framework that is embedded in the school's mission, vision, and aims.
Knowledge about current research on teaching and learning for the relevant age group and skilled in applying its findings to a variety of situations – particularly those that call upon students to access, evaluate, and use information from multiple sources in order to learn, to think, and to create and apply new knowledge.
Demonstrated history of maximizing impact of a variety of professional development opportunities to improve student learning. The ability and willingness to learn enthusiastically as a member of a Professional Learning Community, and to connect with local, national, and global Professional Learning Networks.
Punahou School nurtures the individuality of each child within a vibrant K – 12 school community that celebrates diversity, inspires excellence and connects students for life.
Located in Honolulu, Hawai`i, Punahou is the largest coeducational, independent K – 12 school on a single campus in the United States. Students at Punahou have unparalleled opportunities to cultivate their unique interest...s and talents under the guidance of attentive and caring teachers. Rigorous academics, robust programs in athletics and the arts, and an array of co-curricular opportunities offer an integrated, 21st-century education for the whole child.
Students exemplify the diversity and strength of Hawai`i and reflect the School’s commitment to providing robust, need-based financial aid. When students graduate from Punahou, they join a network of 30,000 alumni spanning the globe. Beyond excellent scholars, the School seeks to develop engaged global citizens who can strengthen their communities.