One-course Humanities Teacher (with an emphasis on Writing and Literature) August – December 2019

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The Bay School of SF


The Bay School of San Francisco

One-course Humanities Teacher (with an emphasis on Writing and Literature) August – December 2019

Deadline for Materials: Until Filled


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 reflects 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 part-time instructor in Modern Asian Literature to begin from August – December 2019. The instructor is responsible for one course in the fall semester; 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 students, parents, and the students’ advisors regarding the student’s progress
  • one-on-one student tutorial as needed

The ideal candidate

  • finds resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy;
  • possesses a Master’s degree and/or Teaching Credential and has done work/study in Literature, Writing/Composition, Asian Studies
  • has experience (minimum of 3 years):
    • teaching all levels of high school Humanities/Literature/Writing, from foundational courses to advanced electives;
    • developing curriculum and considering project-based and experiential learning as part of the curriculum development process
    • using a variety of culturally responsive pedagogies;
    • working effectively with and differentiating for 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, skill development, and assessments;
  • demonstrates multimodal pedagogical and assessment methods;
  • values individual learning styles;
  • brings a diversity of teaching and life experience to their work;
  • values collegial collaboration as a means to improve the curriculum and the student experience as well as their own craft;
  • dedicates 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 and a strong benefits package.


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


1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to the school and to the discipline team

2) Resume/C.V.

3) A lesson plan you’ve used in a previous or current course. Make sure to 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 skill development/refinement and equity/inclusion.

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