Bentley School, an independent K-12 school in Oakland and Lafayette, California, seeks a part-time, upper school Computer Science teacher. The Math Department at Bentley is an innovative, collaborative faculty who seeks a candidate to complement the strengths of the department and to add his or her own expertise and background to provide additional breadth to the curriculum.
The position will include teaching two sections, including Introduction to Computer Science/Web Design and AP Computer Science, and participating in aspects of student life at Bentley such as advising clubs, coaching, or working with student organizations. Experience in an interdisciplinary environment with an emphasis on group collaboration and use of technology is especially valuable. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in teaching programming to high school students.
Candidates should possess the ability and willingness to work with students in large and small group settings using multiple teaching methods to reach a broad range of students. They should possess the desire to continually examine their practice with the goal to improve the learning by students. In addition to an academic content background, the ideal candidate should also be committed to issues of diversity, leadership, inclusion, and equity.
• A passion for working with young people
• A desire to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Experience in working with high school or college age students in an academic setting.
• Experience in course design, planning, and implementation.
Candidates who reflect the broad range of diversity of the Bay Area are encouraged to apply. Compensation will be within the expected norms for comparable positions. The
School does not discriminate on any basis in matters of employment. This is a 12-month position which begins July 1, 2014. Please send letter of interest, CV/resume, the names and contact information for three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy that addresses both your approach to working with students and how you approach your classroom practice to USPTCompSci2014@bentleyschool.net .