Instructor in Science (Chemistry and Physics Preferred) – The Bay School of SF

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The Bay School of SF

The Bay School of San Francisco

100% FTE, Instructor in Science (Chemistry and Physics Preferred), start August 2018

Deadline for Materials: Friday, January 19, 2018

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, open dialogue, and good humor as well as a commitment to equity and inclusion within Bay and beyond.  Bay students have been described as engaged in learning, self-advocates,  community-oriented, thoughtful and kind.

The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a faculty, staff and student body that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage those with a demonstrated dedication to social justice, collaboration, innovation and student-centered education to apply.


We are seeking a full-time instructor in SCIENCE (with a preference for a background in Physics and Chemistry) and to begin in August 2018 for the 2018-19 school year. The instructor is responsible for four courses each semester and one three-week Immersive course that takes place either in the winter or the spring; a full course load for a Bay teacher is nine courses. Each semester-long class meets for eighty minutes three times a week in a rotating block schedule. In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, the instructor is responsible for:

  • collaborative curricular development and alignment
  • design of skills-based formative and summative assessments
  • timely grading and feedback
  • regular communication with the student, her/his/their parents, and the student’s advisor

regarding the student’s progress

  • one-on-one student tutorial as needed
  • weekly faculty and course team meetings

All teaching staffulty have additional responsibilities to the student and school, including but not limited to serving as an advisor, chaperone at social events, committee member and admissions interviewer/presenter.  All of these responsibilities support the wellbeing of our community and the growth of the individual student.

The ideal candidate

  • finds resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy;
  • possesses a Master’s degree or Teaching Credential in Physics, Chemistry or related field
  • has significant experience (prefer at least 5 years):
    • teaching all levels of high school science, from foundational courses to advanced electives;
    • using a variety of pedagogies and assessment methods;
    • working effectively with a range of students;
    • thinking broadly and innovatively, including through an equity lens, about curriculum and pedagogy
    • working collaboratively in a team of teachers to develop and assess curricula, lesson plans and assessments;
    • addressing cultural competency in all aspects of teaching, from curricular development to classroom environment;
  • uses assessment as a means to gauge student learning and effectiveness of teaching;
  • values individual learning styles;
  • brings a diversity of teaching and life experience to her/his/their work;
  • values collegial collaboration and feedback as a means to improve the curriculum and the

student experience as well as her/his/their own craft;

  • dedicates her/himself/themselves to anti-bias and equity work and understands both culturally

responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education;

  • commits to innovation, professional growth and reinvention;
  • demonstrates a passion for teaching and learning as well as for the subject matter;
  • enjoys working with and inspiring high school learners in all areas of school life.

The school offers a salary commensurate with experience as well as a strong benefits package.

Please review our website ( to familiarize yourself with our school and curriculum. If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to: , subject line: SCIENCE 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School  and to the science team.

2) Resume/C.V.

3) A lesson plan you’ve used in a previous or current course. In an attachment accompanying the lesson plan, please indicate: for what course the lesson was developed, for what age group the lesson was directed, at what point in the course the lesson was used, and how this lesson promotes equity/inclusion  as well as skill development/refinement.

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