POSITION OVERVIEW Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks a part time Physics Teacher for the 2018–19 school year. (40% FTE).
Teach 2 sections of Physics to 11th and 12th graders.
Classes meet every other day for 75 minute blocks.
QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have:
Two years of teaching experience at the high school level.
A deep passion and knowledge of the subject matter.
A commitment to hands-on, student-centered teaching practices.
We seek teachers who are committed to differentiated instruction—can help students with diverse learning styles and educational backgrounds achieve the goals and objectives of the curriculum—and who are committed to equitable teaching practices in the classroom. The ideal candidate is thoughtful, energetic, passionate about teaching and learning, and a great collaborator who is able to engage in curriculum development with the team. We are also looking for genuine, kind colleagues and all-around "school people" who want to participate in and contribute to our vibrant community.
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. In your cover letter, please address the following:
Discuss a technique you have used in your teaching to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to learn and engage with the material.
Why do you think that the subject matter (physics) is relevant and important to students' lives, whether or not they end up in science related careers?
The application process begins immediately and is open until filled. No calls 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.