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About Lick-Wilmerding High School

A private school with a public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.

At Lick, 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 offer highly competitive compensation packages, complete with comprehensive benefits and robust professional development opportunities.

We are a community that values student-centeredness, inclusivity, and lifelong learning. We are actively committed to Equity, Belonging & Justice, which we acknowledge is iterative and imperative work for a predominantly white institution like ours. As a community we are constantly learning and applying lessons learnt to improve the quality of the student experience and the well-being of all our community members. We welcome all interested persons to apply.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references, one of whom should be a direct supervisor to  Should you have any clarifying questions or comments, please email Alegria Barclay at  Please also submit an application at URL provided in the posting.

LWHS prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination or harassment against any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, and any other category protected under California or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.

Job Title: History Teacher

Reports to: Dean of Faculty

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Salary Range: $80,000–4159,800

Position Description: 

Lick-Wilmerding High School currently seeks a dedicated educator to join our History Department as a full-time teacher beginning August 2024. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong practice of and commitment to anti-racist and identity inclusive pedagogy that supports students of all backgrounds to succeed academically, collaborate, and develop self-reflection tools for personal growth. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to collaboration with colleagues and a desire to participate within the larger school community.

A full time teaching position at LWHS consists of 4 sections capped at 18 students each and usually includes two courses. Ideal candidates will demonstrate the capacity to teach 11th grade Honors US History, and semester-long Senior seminars on topics determined each year with teacher input. .

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.

Job Specific Qualifications:

  • A commitment to equity and culturally responsive, anti-racist instruction
  • Experience in teaching students how to read, write, think and speak critically about the study of history, emphasizing patterns, themes, and relevance over data and recall
  • Experience with student-centered teaching and learning, including differentiated instruction for students across various academic and social backgrounds
  • Commitment to using multiple teaching modalities, hands-on experimentation and various forms of assessment in the classroom
  • Demonstrated interest in curriculum development, innovation, and professional growth
  • A commitment to work collaboratively on discipline team, as well as across disciplines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interest in and ability to collaborate on a grade level curriculum team
  • Background in and desire to teach US History in both survey and seminar formats.


  • 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 encouragelife-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

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