Three-Week Science Instructor

  • Anywhere

The Bay School of SF

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 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.

 

SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR:

We are seeking a three-week adjunct instructor in Science to co-teach in The Bay School’s Immersive program. The instructor is responsible for co-teaching a three-week, experiential, project-based 11th-12th grade “Water in the West” course. The course examines the natural and man-made water systems in California as well as the political and social impacts of this limited resource.  

“Immersive” courses generally meet for six hours a day (9:00am-3:00pm) beginning May 27 and ending on June 14 (June 14 is a faculty work day). For this course, the majority of the course (from May 30 to June 12) occurs at a research reserve in the Eastern Sierra; significant overnight chaperoning responsibilities are part of the position.  The co-instructor is responsible for the following:

  • collaborative curricular development and alignment
  • oversight of field-based data collection
  • 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 instruction as needed
  • attending students on excursions off-campus

The ideal candidate

  • finds resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy;
  • possesses a Bachelor’s degree in a Biology-related field
  • has experience:
    • working with high school students
    • 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.
  • possesses a “can-do” attitude and resourcefulness

The school offers a salary commensurate with experience.

Please review our website (www.bayschoolsf.org) to familiarize yourself with our school, the science curriculum, and our community. If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to: lcohen@bayschoolsf.org, subject line: SCI2019. 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.

To apply for this job email your details to lcohen@bayschoolsf.org