Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional and highly qualified educator for a full-time position in math and robotics at the Middle School (grades 7-9). The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of upper level math (Algebra 2, Precalculus) and VEX Robotics. Experience with science, technology, computer programming, and/or engineering is a bonus. Candidates should be versatile enough to teach an established, team-designed core math course, but also have the vision, skill, and initiative to lead a student-centered robotics team or after-school engineering program. A full-time position will consist of three math sections, one robotics elective, and two or three afternoon commitments per week with some Saturdays for robotics development and competitions. Candidates should also be prepared to integrate themselves in the life of the school and coordinate with the upper school robotics program.
Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
Minimum -- Bachelor's degree in STEM-related field; MA preferred;
Experience and expertise teaching math, computer programming, and/or robotics;
Flexibility and availability for after-school and weekend commitments;
Demonstrated collegiality, collaboration, teamwork, and organization;
Ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and foster a safe, innovative, and creative learning environment;
Capability to organize a substantial work space, develop and stay within a budget, and maintain tools and materials;
Zeal for working with adolescents of all skill levels;
Enthusiasm to become part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and attending events outside their field of responsibility.
This position is full-time, starting in August for the 2019-20 school year.