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History Teacher (Part Time, one academic year)

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 currently seeks a part-time History Teacher for the 2014-15 school year only.

The position includes teaching two classes of 10th grade World History.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in teaching students how to read, think, write, and speak critically about the study of history, emphasizing patterns and themes as opposed to data and recall.
  • Experience teaching high school students with varying degrees of academic preparation.
  • Interest in and ability to work on a grade level curriculum team.
  • A commitment to equity and equitable instruction in the history classroom, which gives all students the opportunity to learn and to demonstrate what they have learned.
  • Experience using a constructivist approach to learning and not rely only on a lecture based teaching model.

Please visit 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.

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