Upper School Woodworking & Design Fabrication Teacher
April 20, 2018
Hunting Valley, Ohio
Full Time - Faculty
Technology, Visual/Performing Arts
4 Year Degree
University School seeks an Upper School Woodworking and Design Fabrication Instructor for the 2018-2019 school year. Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields; an understanding of aesthetics and the design process, as well as firsthand experience in woodworking, manual and digital fabrication, and/or expertise in CAD (computer-aided design); an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents; solid communication skills; an eagerness to collaborate with a close-knit team of Art Department educators; adherence to protocol; and an ability to contribute to the larger life of the School.
This teacher of woodworking and design fabrication would manage operation and maintenance of the CNC and woodworking machinery, teach two sections of a year-long Introduction to Design course at the freshmen level, plus 2-3 semester- and/or year-long elective courses, manage annual woodworking and CAD budgets, and collaborate with colleagues across all departments.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Both formally and informally teach, mentor, and supervise students in the safe and effective use of prototyping equipment including, but not limited to: 3D printing, laser cutting, hand tools, power tools, and CNC milling machines;
• Deliver training programs and programmatic activities in the areas of fabrication tools and equipment;
• Monitor student woodshop open hours to ensure safe operation of equipment, to provide additional skills instruction, and to advise on component design and construction;
• Help students fabricate their own apparatus for course and extracurricular projects
• Provide design and prototyping advice to students, faculty, and staff engaged in academic, club, entrepreneurial, and extracurricular design-build projects;
• Fabricate parts, assemblies, and experimental equipment to support campus research activities;
• Contribute to the management, maintenance, and operation of both student and professional shops to ensure a safe and efficient work environment;
• Safely perform multiple duties, switching tasks as necessary to meet demand;
• Have a passion to work closely with a diverse student body; and
• Working with students, faculty, and staff in outreach activities.
Founded in 1890, University School is a nationally-recognized college preparatory school serving approximately 870 boys, kindergarten through grade 12. The school is a partnership of two campuses in the greater Cleveland area, 470 boys in grades kindergarten through 8 on 35 acres in suburban Shaker Heights, and 420 boys in grades 9 through 12 on 220 acres in Hunting Valley. In the last five years, between 20 and 25% of each class has been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and 100% of upper school graduates matriculate at four-year colleges and universities.The student/teacher ratio is 8/1, and the average class size in the upper school is 14. The school’s mission emphasizes the development of “young men of character who lead and serve” in a “diverse and inclusive community where each boy is known and loved.”
Applications – including resume, cover letter, and transcript(s) – should be submitted to William Daughtrey (email@example.com), Director of Upper School, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
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About University School
University School in Cleveland is a nationally-recognized, K-12 independent school that is a boys’ school by design. Founded in 1890 on the innovative concept of experiential education, the School has long combined a rigorous classical education with hands-on learning. At the turn of the century, while boys were preparing for an Ivy League education, they also rolled up their sleeves with training in the manual arts such as metal and wood working.
Today, with a 21st century, global perspective, this hands-on learning continues as students pursue a demanding academic program as well as significant involvement in the arts, athletics, community improvement, international travel, and numerous outdoor projects that include an on-campus trout hatchery and a maple sugaring operation. The School’s academic reputation is outstanding, and the entire student body is college-bound.