Full-time Position: Upper School Computer Science teacher, grades 9-12

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The Athenian School

Danville, CA
Full-time Position: Upper School Computer Science teacher, grades 9-12
Expected Beginning Date: August 1, 2019
Position Description:
At The Athenian School, Computational Thinking is one of our key learning outcomes
for an Athenian student. This instructional role helps to deliver on this promise across
four grade levels by introducing students to computational thinking, providing in-roads
to AP-level Computer Science curriculum, and providing opportunities for advanced
students to thrive through advanced experiential seminars in data structures and
This full-time faculty position will teach four classes per term. A full-time faculty
position includes academic and community responsibilities, such as advising.
Core Qualifications:
• A desire to embrace the School’s mission and academic objectives
• Demonstrated commitment to education for democracy, justice, equity,
inclusion, community service, and environmental stewardship
• Four-year degree in mathematics, science, and/or engineering
• Selfless dedication to teaching and learning
• Ability to teach the Introduction to programming class in Python or another
suitable language for beginners
• Proficiency in Java, Python or other programming languages suitable for
beginners, and object-oriented program design
• Knowledge of advanced data structures and the core algorithms in computer
Preferred Qualifications:
• A graduate degree in mathematics, science, or engineering, or professional
experience in the computer science field
• 2+ years of classroom teaching experience
• Understanding of independent schools
• Experience working in a boarding school with an international student
Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental
insurance, a retirement plan, and a daily prepared lunch.
School Description:
The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for
college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to
become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal
responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 490 students,
including 56 boarding students, 42 of whom are international students. We ask that
applicants take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy (visit our website:
Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the
cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty;
fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal
growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international
understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education,
and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all
professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth
and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a
proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.
Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber.
We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds,
ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe; our families
include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and
stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all
income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity
in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic
status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own
assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for
positive change.
The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity,
religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial
or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally
diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of
the LGBTIQ community to apply.
Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental
insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch.
We ask that all candidates take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy.
Please also include the particular source through which you learned about this
position: newspaper, website, referral organization, etc.
Please send letter of interest, current resume, and three references via email
to careers@athenian.org.
Address your letter of interest to Kalyan Balaven, Director of Teaching & Learning

To apply for this job email your details to rblackburn@athenian.com