Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco is a college preparatory, co-educational day 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 75 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 a 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.
Overview of the Position
We seek qualified candidates to fill one permanent, part-time Mandarin position (2 sections, 2/5 FTE) beginning mid-August 2013. The classes are likely to be two sections of Chinese 3. Our classes meet every other day for 75-minute blocks. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the high school level, native or near-native fluency in Mandarin, a deep knowledge of Chinese language and culture, and familiarity with student-centered approaches to teaching language. We seek teachers who are committed to using multiple modalities and perspectives to help students with diverse learning styles and educational backgrounds achieve the goals and objectives of the curriculum, and who are committed to equitable teaching practices in the classroom. In addition, we are looking for genuine colleagues, thoughtful, energetic and passionate teachers, and all-around “school people” who want to participate in and contribute to our vibrant community. A love of high school students, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.
How to Apply
To apply for one of our positions, please submit a cover letter, résumé, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references, all in MS Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls or faxes, please. In your cover letter, please address the following issues: 1. Demonstrate at least one concrete way that you address various learning styles in your classroom lesson planning. 2. What has been your experience working with a class of students who come differently prepared? Please mention at least one way you have addressed diverse backgrounds as they play out in the classroom. Lick-Wilmerding has an institutional commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse and under-represented backgrounds. The application process begins immediately and is open until filled.