Website The Bay School of SF
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Part-Time Biology Teacher (emphases biochemistry and/or molecular biology)
REPORTS TO: Department Chair, Dean of Academics & Innovation, Dean of Faculty
EMPLOYEE STATUS: Part-Time, Exempt, Academic Year
START DATE: July 1, 2023
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college-preparatory high school committed to equity and belonging within Bay and beyond. The school seeks to provide 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. Bay students have been described as engaged and thoughtful self-advocates who value community and courage. Please visit our precepts and academics pages to learn more about our school.
The Bay School considers all qualified applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, ability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a staffulty and student body that reflect 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 encourage BIPOC candidates to apply.
The Bay School conducts school in-person. All Bay School employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine prior to starting work unless exempted from an immunization in accordance with law, and provide documentation confirming such immunization and/or exemption.
We do not sponsor work visas.
The Bay School Science program employs a pedagogical approach that incorporates inquiry-based practice and real-world applications. We strongly value student experimental design, data-driven argumentation, and designing curricula that empower all students to see themselves as scientists. We are looking for a science teacher who has a strong commitment to innovative curricular and experimental design, progressive pedagogy, and social justice–all in service of student learning and growth.
Our science program begins with physics first in the ninth grade, followed by tenth-grade chemistry and eleventh-grade biology. In addition, we offer second-exposure, advanced courses in physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as a variety of electives, including climate change, biopsychology, California geology, and astronomy, among others. Block periods allow students to delve deeply into rich problem-based and inquiry-based learning across courses. Teachers of our core courses have a common prep block and use it to work collaboratively to ensure alignment of curriculum between sections/teachers.
Full time teachers are responsible for teaching nine courses per year including at least one immersive. Part time teachers carry a reduced load that may include an immersive depending on need and interest. Each semester-long class meets three times a week in a rotating block schedule. Each Immersive course meets daily for three weeks from 9am-3pm, with the potential for field trips and experiential learning that extend beyond the traditional school day.
Note that the Bay School has an active job posting for a math teacher. Candidates who are interested in teaching biology and math are encouraged to apply.
- Collaboratively designs curriculum and aligns curriculum with course teams, the department goals and the schools mission;
- Designs skills-based formative and summative assessments;
- Grades student work and provides feedback in a timely manner;
- Communicates regularly with students, parents, guardians and advisors regarding student progress;
- Holds tutorial (office hours) after school. Part-time teachers are expected to hold tutorial the same number of days as courses they are teaching in the term (ex: if the teacher has two semester classes, they must hold tutorial two consistent days a week);
- Has one-on-one student meetings as needed;
- Schedules and attends course team meetings;
- Attends department meetings on Thursday afternoons (as needed, based on content).
- Attends Morning Meeting on days scheduled to teach;
- Monitors a “Flex” block (study hall) one block per week each semester. Part time teachers are expected to monitor one flex per year;
- Models community engagement by being present throughout the school day on days scheduled to teach, both in and out of the classroom;
- Attends Back to School Night in September;
- Supports the admissions program by attending a limited number of admissions events;
- Involvement in the advisory program is optional for part time teachers.
The Ideal Candidate
- Finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy, and precepts;
- Dedicates themselves to anti-bias and equity work and understands the social justice dimensions of education;
- Commits to ongoing professional growth;
- Welcomes and learns from feedback;
- Enjoys being in a high school community;
- Values mindfulness as a practice;
- Is comfortable teaching various levels of high school science, particularly foundational biology or chemistry courses;
- Values individual learning profiles by teaching in multiple modalities and offering differentiated instruction;
- Employs and is excited by student-centered teaching strategies (project-based, place-based, problem-based, and experiential learning);
- Brings a diversity of teaching and life experiences to their work;
- Values collaboration, teamwork, and feedback as a part of professional growth;
- Commits to innovation, professional development, and reinvention;
- Is curious and resourceful;
- Enjoys working with and inspiring high-school learners in all areas of school life.
- The Bay School campus has three separate buildings that are across the street from each other. Classrooms and offices are spread throughout all three buildings and teachers may be asked to move among these spaces during the day. Science classes are typically taught in our central building.
- Science classes are laboratory spaces. Science teachers also share preparatory rooms that house chemical and biological storage.
- Teacher offices are shared spaces, typically with three other teachers. Teachers are assigned office spaces to intentionally mix disciplines of the inhabitants.
- Teachers may teach in different classrooms throughout the year.
- The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud during school hours and usually quiet outside of school hours.
- The Bay School lunch service is provided by Acre Gourmet and is available to all employees and subsidized by the school. Staffulty eat lunch in shared dining room spaces (indoor and outdoor) with students, in their offices or in the Staffulty lounge on the fourth floor.
Salary is based on years of secondary school work or relevant experience. The faculty salary range for a full time teaching position in the 2022-23 school year is $76,000 to $132,266, and will be updated for the 2023-24 school year. Salaries for part-time positions are prorated based on the teaching load for which the person is hired. Bay also offers a strong benefits package for long term employees working at least 60% of full time.
If interested in the position, please review our website (www.bayschoolsf.org) to learn more about The Bay School, our science curriculum and our community. To apply for the Science Teaching Position, email all of the items below to: email@example.com, subject line: Science 23-24.
- Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School.
- A list of references–minimum of 3, including a current supervisor, departmental colleague, and colleague outside of your department.
Please note that Bay will be accepting resumes on a rolling basis until the position is filled.