Location: Oakland, California
Type: Part Time
Salary: 72,500-143,700 per year DOE
4 Year Degree
The College Preparatory School
.75 time Teaching Position
Starting August 2023
The College Preparatory School, an independent high school in Oakland, California, seeks a three-quarter-time History teacher starting in Fall 2023. This position entails teaching three sections of about 16 students in each and two preps. Candidates should be eager to embrace spirited intellectual challenges in a rewarding and collegial academic environment. They should love history and the craft of teaching in equal measure.
Please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume in Applicant Pro. College Prep does not sponsor applicants for work visas. For more information about our school, visit our website at www.college-prep.org
Qualifications and desired characteristics:
- Bachelor's or graduate degree in History or a related field. A teaching credential is not required
- Experience in and/or enthusiasm for teaching across our core curriculum (described below)
- Passion for working with high school students
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Patience, flexibility and a good sense of humor
- A strong interest in working in a multicultural community
The College Prep history program is innovative and rigorous and includes three required year-long courses: Asian Worlds (in the 9th grade), The Atlantic World (in the 10th grade), and The U.S. and the World, taken in the 11th grade. History teachers work closely with one another, honing and reshaping the curriculum. Beyond required courses, the vast majority of our students choose to take one or more history electives during their senior year. These include Constitutional Law, Economics, 20th Century Black Culture and Society, and the History of Capitalism, just to name a few. Students use both texts and teacher-produced material in classes.
The school's mission is to prepare students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond by fostering a stimulating education within an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility. College Prep students are engaged and motivated learners who help create a kind, intellectual, joyful, and equitable community. Faculty and staff thrive at College Prep when they engage in the rich opportunities of its many co-curricular programs. College Prep actively designs programming and curricula that seek to strengthen the school's ties to Oakland and to the greater Bay Area.
Faculty at College Prep are compensated according to a step scale based on years of experience that ranges from $72,500 for teachers with no prior relevant experience to $143,700 for teachers with 44 years of prior experience.
Benefits include medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan, and, most pleasantly and collegially, a prepared lunch every day. College Prep is a community of life-long learners and actively encourages and supports the professional development of all of its members.
Founded in 1960, The College Preparatory School is an independent coeducational secondary school created for intellectual risk-takers who want to pursue a purposeful education with kindred peers. Our mission is to prepare students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond by fostering a stimulating education within an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility. As an equal opportunity employer, College Prep does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age, or disability. We actively seek diversity among our faculty and administration as well as among our students.