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Lick-Wilmerding High School currently seeks a dedicated educator to join our Technical Arts Department as an  80-100% Design and Technology and Coding teacher beginning August 2024.

The ideal candidate should be excited about working with a team to deliver an accessible curriculum for students from all walks of life in a part-shop, part-lab, part-makerspace environment filled with loads of amazing tools. You should see computer science as a living and flexible medium that can guide students to be more creative, confident, and crafty. You will be working collaboratively in a department with six other instructors whose strengths include: object design, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry, digital fabrication, sewing, and electronics.

As an institution committed to educating the whole child, we both invite and expect teaching faculty to participate fully in the academic and co-curricular life of the school. This includes, but is not limited to, furthering the mission of the school through participating in our Public Purpose and DEI Programs; as well as routine attendance in all curricular team meetings, department meetings, faculty meetings, and office hours to support students when needed.

Skills:

  • Fierce advocacy for students and their needs
  • A willingness to engage across difference with empathy and understanding
  • Social and emotional acuity
  • An understanding of your own identity and related positionalities
  • The ability to nurture and encourage life-long learning through joyful, authentic, and rich learning experiences
  • A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area

Core Job Responsibilities:

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the capacity to teach (or learn to teach) at least three classes (two preps per semester): two sections of a required 9th grade “Design and Technology” course and one section of “Analog & Digital”.

Qualifications

  • Experience programming and working with computational algorithms. (This position’s classes primarily use: Java script, P5.js, and Python)
  • Some familiarity with 3D modeling (Preferably Rhino) or open to learning the basics before starting
  • Experience with circuits & electronics
  • Some familiarity or commitment to learn laser and vinyl cutting
  • Experience with computational design, a design process and design thinking
  • A persistent – “we can figure this out” – attitude toward challenges
  • Familiarity and practice with anti-racist, culturally-competent approaches to teaching and learning
  • Experience with student-centered teaching and learning, including differentiated instruction for students across various academic and social backgrounds
  • Demonstrated interest in curriculum development, innovation, and professional growth
  • A commitment to work collaboratively on a grade level team, as well as across disciplines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary Range: The current base salary for full-time regular faculty ranges from $80,000 to $160,000 depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Base salary is exclusive of fringe benefits and retirement plan employer contributions.

How to Apply: Submit an application along with a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references, one of whom should be a direct supervisor. Click here to submit your application.

Deadline to apply: Open until filled

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