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At LWHS, our treasures are our students, faculty, staff, and families—our people. Collegiality and camaraderie are rich in our community and we pride ourselves in providing opportunities for our community members to lead and be led by each other. We take pride in offering highly competitive compensation packages, complete with comprehensive benefits and robust professional development opportunities.

We are a community that values student-centeredness and pastoral care. We are actively committed to Equity, Belonging & Justice, which we acknowledge is iterative and imperative work for a predominantly white institution like ours. To this end, we have identified and begun intensive work on how to live anti-racism as a value, and have also begun making structural shifts that better center Wellness, Equity, & Belonging for all community members— particularly those most underrepresented and underserved.

As a community we are constantly learning and applying lessons learnt to improve the quality of the student experience, and we welcome all interested persons to apply.

To Apply: Please by apply directly on our site by clicking here. In addition, please send a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references, one of whom should be a direct supervisor to

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Job Title: Mandarin Teacher

Reports to: Dean of Faculty

Status: 80%-100% Exempt

Salary Range: Lick-Wilmerding High School uses a salary scale that is based on years of experience and ranges from $80,000 to $160,000

Position Description: 

Lick-Wilmerding High School currently seeks a dedicated educator to join our World Languages Department as full-time Mandarin teacher beginning August 2024.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the capacity to teach three sections of Mandarin, including advanced levels, with the possibility of expanding to four sections. They should have the ability and desire to teach at all levels of the high school curriculum. This teacher also should expect to be available to students for individual help outside of class and to serve as an advisor to a group of approximately 12 students.

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 Advisory, 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.


  • 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 lifelong 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

Job Specific Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years teaching experience preferably at the high school level
  • Minimal college degree in Chinese Language and Literature or Second Language Acquisition; advanced degrees welcomed
  • Native or near native fluency in oral and written Mandarin
  • 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
  • Embrace the school mission and support the PPP programs in the department
  • Demonstrated interest in curriculum development, innovation, and professional growth
  • Successful experience collaborating with colleagues in and out of the subject area.

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