school serving approximately 460 students in San Francisco from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895
as a trade school, and tuition free until 1972, Lick Wilmerding has a long history of welcoming
and supporting students from all walks of life, and prides itself on being a private school with
public purpose. At Lick, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in all its forms is central to
what we believe constitutes an excellent education, and we are institutionally committed to
ongoing and reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile
vision of our school.
At Lick, the average full time teacher workload is 72 students, the students are motivated, and
the compensation is generous. Lunch is included in the comprehensive benefits package for
faculty and staff.
Successful teaching candidates will have developed a thoughtful teaching practice, have three
years of teaching experience at minimum, have earned a teaching credential, masters degree, or
equivalent experience, hold a deep love of high school students, and know that teachers at the
high school level serve as role models and educators both inside and outside the classroom.
Flexibility and a sense of humor are required.
Lick currently seeks a part time History teacher starting in the Fall of 2013. This teacher will
teach two classes with two preps, including sophomore World History and ONE, semester-long
senior seminar courses. As all members of the History department are expected to teach at all
grade levels, these preps may change from year to year.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience in teaching students how to read, think, write and speak critically about the
study of history, emphasizing patterns and themes as opposed to data and recall.
• Experience teaching sophomores, juniors and seniors and educating students with varying
degrees of academic preparation.
• Interest in and ability to work on a grade level curriculum team.
• Interest in curriculum development within and across departments.
• A commitment to equity and equitable instruction in the History classroom, which gives
all students the opportunity to learn and to demonstrate what they have learned.
Candidates interested in the position should submit a resume, as well as a Statement of
Philosophy of Education.
No phone calls or faxes, please. This position is open until filled.