POSITION OVERVIEW Lick-Wilmerding High School currently seeks a dedicated educator to join our History Department as a one-year, part-time (40%) teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. We are looking for candidates with a desire to join a collegial department within a college preparatory environment. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong practice of and commitment to collaboration, to pedagogical innovation in order to serve our diverse body of students, to intellectual risk-taking, and to self-reflection and growth. Lick-Wilmerding actively fosters equity and diversity in our hiring practices.
This is a 40% position teaching either two sections of 10th grade Modern World History or two sections of Modern US History Honors every other day. The position may be increased to 60% with the addition of advising and related campus activities. LWHS Faculty are expected to provide support and work with students outside of dedicated class time, as well as participate in department and faculty meetings and co-curricular responsibilities, to be pro-rated for part-time employees. Please note that history survey courses average 16 students per section, and all LWHS Faculty also have community responsibilities to further the mission of the school.
The ideal candidate will have:
A preferred minimum of 3 years of experience in teaching students how to read, think, write and speak critically about the study of history, emphasizing patterns and themes as opposed to data and recall
A commitment to diversity, equity, and equitable instruction in the History classroom
Experience in student-centered teaching and learning
Experience in differentiated instruction for students who come from various academic backgrounds
Experience working with diverse populations, contributing to campus diversity efforts, and/or evidence of cultural competence
Interest in curriculum development, curricular innovation, and professional growth
Interest in and ability to work on a grade level curriculum team
Personal qualities of integrity, resilience, approachability, kindness, and humor.
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:
What is the value of students studying history in a high school?
How have you supported students with diverse cultural and academic preparations?
Describe how student-centered teaching looks in your classroom and give examples from your teaching experience.
Please share examples of recent collaborative efforts with us. These can be between students, with adults, or both.
The application process begins immediately and is open until filled. No calls or emails, please.
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 515 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.
At LWHS, the average full-time teacher workload is 4 sections of classes with an average of 16–17 students each. Successful teaching candidates will have a commitment to the following areas, further outlined in our Standards for Teaching.
Commitment to Equity
Adaptability and Flexibility
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.