Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving approximately 460 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 72 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, hold a deep love of high school students, and know that teachers at the high school level serve as role models and educators both inside and outside the classroom. Flexibility and a sense of humor are required.
Lick-Wilmerding High School is looking for excellent candidates for a one semester, full time sabbatical replacement in the Industrial Arts/Craft/Engineering Department. We are looking for teachers with a passion for design, craft, and engineering, who have their own practice and are eager to critically and creatively engage students in the process of making. We are looking for colleagues who are kind, thoughtful, energetic, innovative teachers, and all-around "school people" who want to participate in and contribute to our vibrant department and community. We encourage high standards, equity, and clear expectations for all students. Ideal candidates will have some teaching experience and/or a degree in a related field (Art and Design, Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent).
The position includes teaching 4 introductory classes (2 preparations total) focusing on circuit building, basic digital fabrication (laser cutting, CNC, 3D printing) and 3D design on paper and/or with software.
Experience with electronics, Arduino, some digital fabrication knowledge, and design processes, is a must. Field experience in design, physical computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, 3D digital rendering or programming is also very relevant. This position includes existing curriculum (some of which is team-taught) requiring tight communication and collaboration.
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit www.lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Be sure to include a cover letter, résumé, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references in MS Word or PDF format. No calls or faxes, please.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.