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 flexible, open-minded staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, good humor and respect for diversity. As co-builders of a young high school, they contribute to a positive community. Our campus also serves as headquarters for the BATDC (Bay Area Teachers Development Collaborative).
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 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 candidates of color to apply.
We are seeking a full-time instructor in science to begin August, 2014. The instructor is responsible for 3 courses each trimester (the fall trimester begins in August). Each class meets for eighty minutes four times a week in a rotating schedule. In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, the instructor is responsible for:
• curricular development and alignment
• design of skills-based formative and summative assessments
• timely grading
• regular communication with the student, her/his parents, and the student’s advisor regarding the student’s progress
• one-on-one student tutorial as needed
• weekly faculty and course team meetings
All teaching faculty have additional responsibilities to the student and school, including but not limited to serving as an advisor, chaperone at social events, committee member and admissions interviewer. All of these support the well-being of our community and the growth of the individual student.
The ideal candidate
• finds resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy;
• possesses a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology, with a focus on human biology/genetics preferred;
• has deep experience
o teaching all levels of high school science;
o using a variety of pedagogies;
o working effectively with a range of students;
o thinking broadly and innovatively about science education–curriculum and pedagogy;
o weaving ethical and/or spiritual considerations into the curriculum and classroom;
• demonstrates diversity and innovation in teaching and assessment methods;
• values individual learning styles;
• brings a diversity of teaching and life experience;
• values collegial collaboration as a means to improve the curriculum and student experience as well as her/his own craft;
• dedicates her/himself to anti-bias and equity work and understands both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of math education;
• commits to pedagogy development, innovation, professional growth and reinvention;
• demonstrates a passion for subject matter as well as for teaching and learning;
• enjoys working with and inspiring high school learners.
If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to: email@example.com, attn: Lise Shelton, Assistant Head of School.
1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to the school and to the science discipline team
3) A lesson plan you’ve used in a previous course. Make sure to indicate for what course the lesson was developed, for what age group the lesson was directed, and at what point in the course the lesson was used.