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Full time High School Physics Teacher

Overview of the School

Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving approximately 440 students in San Francisco from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a trade school and tuition free until 1972, Lick Wilmerding 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 Lick, 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 and reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision of our school.

At Lick, the average full time teacher workload is 75-80 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.

Overview of the Position
We seek qualified candidates to fill one part time science teacher position (4 sections, 100% FTE with benefits). The course is an introductory level physics class for juniors and seniors. Our classes meet every other day for 75-minute blocks. Ideal candidates will have 2 years of teaching experience at the high school level, a deep passion and knowledge of the subject matter and a commitment to hands-on, student-centered teaching practices.

We seek thoughtful, energetic, and passionate teachers who are committed to using multiple teaching modalities, hands-on experimentation and various forms of assessment in the classroom. We are also looking for genuine, kind colleagues and all-around “school people” who want to participate in and contribute to our vibrant community. A love of high school students, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.

How to Apply
To apply for one of our positions, please submit a cover letter, résumé, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references in MS Word or .pdf format to No calls or faxes, please. In your cover letter, please address the following issues:

1. Discuss a technique you have used in your teaching to ensure that every student
has an equal opportunity to learn and engage with the material.

2. Why do you think that the physics subject matter is relevant and important to students’ lives whether or not they end up in science-related careers.

The position begins August 20, 2013 and is open until filled.

Lick-Wilmerding High School
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