The College Preparatory School
Chinese / Mandarin
Full-time Teaching Position
Beginning Fall Semester 2017
The College Preparatory School, an independent high school in Oakland, California, seeks a dynamic and innovative teacher of Mandarin / Chinese beginning in the fall of 2017. Candidates should have experience teaching Mandarin to English-speaking students at the secondary or college level, or in a Chinese immersion program. Teachers thrive at College Prep when they stir and share the intellectual energy and curiosity of our well-prepared and motivated students. They should have a strong interest in working in a multicultural community and be eager to embrace spirited intellectual challenges in a rewarding academic environment. College Prep is a community of life-long learners and actively encourages and supports the professional development of all of its members.
Applicants must be able to teach at all levels (I through IV A.P.) of the Mandarin curriculum, to take a leading role in the development of our cross-curricular Asian Studies programs, to introduce students to Chinese culture, and to work with departmental colleagues in consistently honing and reshaping the curriculum. The goals of the Mandarin program are to build towards a full immersion classroom experience for students in the higher levels, to teach advanced writing skills using simplified characters, and to promote a global perspective among the students. Candidates should also be interested in and prepared to provide significant cultural information about China.
Full-time teachers are responsible for four classes, each with up to 17 students. Candidates should also be prepared to spend additional periods getting to know and to help students outside of the classroom. In addition to their classroom responsibilities, College Prep teachers take a share of other departmental, committee, and general school responsibilities. The salary is competitive. Benefits include medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan for eligible employees, and most pleasantly and collegially, a prepared lunch every day.
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Annie Knudsen, Dean of Faculty, The College Preparatory School.
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Write your full name and “Mandarin 2017-2018” in the subject line.
Please do not send a fax or a paper copy. For more information about our school, visit our website at www.college-prep.org.
Founded in 1960, The College Preparatory School is an independent coeducational secondary school created for intellectual risk-takers who want to pursue a purposeful education with kindred peers. Our mission is to prepare students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond by fostering a stimulating education within an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility. As an equal opportunity employer, College Prep does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age, or disability. We actively seek diversity among our faculty and administration as well as among our students.