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At San Francisco University High School, we believe that the deepest learning requires collaboration among people who embody a diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, and perspectives. In order to build and sustain a community that is comprised of a wide range of social and cultural identities, we must continually engage in furthering our self-knowledge, equity literacy, and ability to communicate effectively across differences. We challenge ourselves to do this work on both a personal and institutional level, recognizing that our community is part of a larger and more complex world.

The English Department seeks a full-time instructor to teach in our core courses (9th-grade or 10th-grade) as well as upper-level literature seminars for 11th- and 12th-grade students. We value innovative teachers who are eager to create a dynamic curriculum based on contemporary thinking about identity and who are prepared to challenge our students to think about texts in new ways. We seek teachers willing to ask urgent questions about what literature is, how it works, and how to connect with it meaningfully in writing—through more expansive modes than the analytical essay. Candidates should also have experience reflecting on their identity and the impact of their identity on their teaching. Interested applicants are asked to review the recent list of English course descriptions in the school’s curriculum guide.

San Francisco University High School is a college preparatory school. We seek teachers who are thoroughly educated in their disciplines, who are devoted to the love of learning, and who will contribute to the school’s invigorating intellectual climate. Throughout the school, we seek to hire adults who are stimulating and supportive in their work with students and who share our belief in the moral and educational value of diversity.

If you are interested in being a candidate, please prepare a resume, cover letter, and a portfolio including a sample syllabus, lesson plans, writing assignments, and anything else you would like to include to give the search committee a sense of your teaching. Please submit all materials using the online application.


NON-DISCRIMINATION: San Francisco University High School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.


SALARY: Salary is based on years of relevant experience. The instructor salary range for the 2022-23 runs from $76,331 (step 1) to $145,180 (step 38).

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