Position Overview Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks a new shop faculty member to create and teach two design-and-build classes that bridge math, industrial design, and woodworking. The ideal candidate must be comfortable working safely with a diverse set of high school students, using a wide variety of tools and machines in an interdisciplinary shop environment and ideally will have working knowledge of CNC tools, 3D digital modeling (we use Rhino) and coding/application of algorithms for design. The Technical Arts Department is a collaborative environment in which instructors work together to build an inclusive student experience in design, engineering and craft. This is a part-time position, with the potential to become full-time, if combined with the Maintenance and Safety Administrator job (separate listing) and student advising.
Teach two design and build classes that bridge math, industrial design, woodworking and possibly coding.
Teach and manage a diverse set of students in working safely with a wide variety of tools and machines, during both class and open shop times
Work with the department chair as well as other instructors to build curriculum that meets the long term vision of the department.
Collaborate with other instructors to make the department more inclusive, innovative, efficient, exciting, and safe
Assist in the maintenance, organization, and safety of the woodshop
Attend monthly department meetings
The ideal candidate will possess:
BA or higher in either industrial design, product design, engineering, architecture, art, or related field.
Demonstrated safe use of tools in an OSHA approved or similar environment
Demonstrated experience with a variety of manual and CNC tools
Some 3D modeling experience (Rhino preferred, but open to other experience)
Love of collaboration
Commitment to equity and inclusion for students from all walks of life
Experience applying math and/or algorithms in the process of object design
Some experience coding or visual programming preferred.
Applicants should be able to comfortably lift a minimum of 20 lbs of class supplies and materials, be on your feet for 2-3 hours on a concrete floor, and be able to sit and work at a computer for 2–3 hours at a time. At times, students and machines make the shop environment noisy—tolerance of medium to loud noise is recommended. General shop and wood dust is common—applicants with allergies to these particles would likely find them challenging to manage.
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. No calls, emails, or faxes, 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.