POSITION OVERVIEW Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks a full-time Math Teacher to start in the Fall of 2018.
Teach four classes with two or three preps, which may change from year to year.
Be available to students for individual help outside of class.
Serve as an academic advisor for a small group of approximately 12 students and their families.
QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will possess:
Powerful understanding of mathematics through calculus and statistics.
Ability and desire to teach at all levels of the high school curriculum.
Experience with student-centered math pedagogy that values understanding and reasoning over rules and algorithms.
A commitment to equity and culturally responsive instruction in the math classroom, which gives all students the opportunity to learn and to demonstrate what they have learned.
The ideal candidate will also:
Possess a growth-mindset.
Engage in continual professional development to grow mathematical knowledge for teaching, pedagogical content knowledge, and knowledge of students as learners of mathematics.
Value collaboration with colleagues in order to contribute to a culture of continual improvement and learning.
HOW TO APPLY Please visit lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Please include—all in PDF format—a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references.
Please address the following questions in your statement of educational philosophy:
How do you promote the development of a learning mindset among students?
How can teachers encourage and support students to make sense of the concepts for themselves?
What are your thoughts on authentic assessment in math?
What is the value for all students in studying math?
The position is open until filled. No calls, faxes, or emails please.
SCHOOL OVERVIEW Lick-Wilmerding High School has an institutional commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Located in San Francisco, LWHS is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving 500 students from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a technical arts school and tuition free until 1972, LWHS has a long history of welcoming and supporting students from all walks of life and prides itself on being a private school with public purpose. At LWHS, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in all its forms is central to what we believe constitutes an excellent education, and we are institutionally committed to ongoing reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision.
The average full-time teacher workload is 62 students, the students are motivated, and the compensation is generous. Lunch is included in the comprehensive benefits package for faculty and staff.
Successful teaching candidates will have developed a thoughtful teaching practice, have three years of teaching experience at a minimum, have earned a teaching credential, masters degree, or equivalent experience, and know that teachers at the high school level serve as role models and educators both inside and outside the classroom. A love of high school students, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.
About Lick-Wilmerding High School
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.