Lick-Wilmerding High School currently seeks a part-time math (40% FTE) teacher starting in the Fall of 2019.
The teaching assignment includes teaching two classes, as well as participation in department and faculty meetings and co-curricular responsibilities. In general, a part-time teacher will be on campus 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.
This teacher will teach two classes with one or two preps, which may change from year to year. This teacher also should expect to be available to students for individual help outside of class.
The ideal candidate will have:
Powerful understanding of mathematics through calculus and statistics.
Ability and desire to teach at all levels of the high school curriculum.
Experience with student-centered math pedagogy that values understanding and reasoning over rules and algorithms.
A commitment to equity and culturally responsive instruction in the math classroom, which gives all students the opportunity to learn and to demonstrate what they have learned.
The ideal candidate will also:
Possess a growth-mindset.
Engage in continual professional development to grow mathematical knowledge for teaching, pedagogical content knowledge, and knowledge of students as learners of mathematics.
Value collaboration with colleagues in order to contribute to a culture of continual improvement and learning.
Personal qualities of integrity, resilience, approachability, kindness, and humor.
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit www.lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Candidates interested in the position should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references in MS Word or PDF format. No calls or emails please.
Your statement of educational philosophy should include your answers to the following questions:
How do you promote the development of a learning mindset among students?
How can teachers encourage and support students to make sense of the concepts for themselves?
What are your thoughts on authentic assessment in math?
What is the value for all students in studying math?
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.