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Writing & Literature Instructor

The Bay School of San Francisco is seeking an instructor in writing and literature for the 2013 fall trimester (approximately August 15 through November 30). The instructor is responsible for 3 courses—two sections of Writing Workshop for 9th grade students and one section of Advanced Composition for juniors/seniors. 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 assessments

grading (including mid-term narrative comments and end-of-term rubrics)

regular communication with the student, her/his parents, and the student’s advisor regarding the student’s progress

one-on-one student tutorial Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00-3:30 pm

weekly course team meetings and monthly discipline team meetings

In addition the instructor will serve as a study hall monitor for one period a week. The instructor will also attend faculty orientations.
The ideal candidate
·         finds resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy
·         possesses a Bachelor’s degree or higher in English
·          has experience

 -teaching courses in English literature, composition and/or creative writing at the high school level;

 -working effectively with a range of students;

 -thinking broadly and innovatively about curriculum and pedagogy;

 -weaving ethical and/or spiritual considerations into the curriculum and classroom;

·         demonstrates variety and adaptability 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, social justice and equity work;
·         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 high school learners.
If interested in the position, please send the items below to:, attn: Lise Shelton, Dean of Faculty.
1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to the school
2) Resume/C.V.
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.

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