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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 staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, open dialogue, and good humor as well as a commitment to equity and inclusion within Bay and beyond. Bay students have been described as engaged in learning, self-advocates, community-oriented, thoughtful and kind.
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, 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 those with a demonstrated dedication to social justice, collaboration, innovation and student-centered education to apply.
We are seeking a full-time instructor in Humanities to begin August 2020. This department is an interdisciplinary department that incorporates teaching writing, literature, social studies, art history, religion, philosophy/ethics . The instructor is responsible for nine courses per year. This load could be dispersed as four courses each semester with one three-week Immersive course that takes place either in the winter or the spring OR three courses in one semester, two three-week Immersives and four courses in another semester. Each semester-long class meets for eighty minutes three times a week in a rotating block schedule. Each Immersive course meets daily for three weeks from 9am-3pm, with the potential for field trips and experiential learning that extend beyond the traditional school day. In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, the instructor is responsible for:
● collaborative curricular development and alignment
● design of skills-based formative and summative assessments
● timely grading and feedback
● regular communication with students, parents & guardians, and the students’ advisors regarding the student’s progress
● one-on-one student tutorial as needed
● weekly faculty and course team meetings
All teaching staffulty have additional responsibilities to the student and school, including but not limited to serving as an advisor, chaperone at social events, recommendation-writer, committee member and admissions interviewer/presenter. All of these responsibilities 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 Master’s degree in a humanities field and/or Teaching Credential.
● has experience:
o teaching high school humanities subjects (e.g. Literature, World History, Religion, Ethics, etc.), including foundational courses and advanced electives;
o developing curriculum and considering project-based, place-based, problem-based and experiential learning as part of the curriculum development process;
o using a variety of culturally responsive and student centered pedagogies;
o working effectively with and differentiating for a range of students;
o thinking broadly and innovatively, including through an equity lens, about curriculum and pedagogy;
o working collaboratively in a team of teachers to develop and assess curricula, lesson plans, skill development, and assessments;
● demonstrates multimodal pedagogical and assessment methods;
● values individual learning styles;
● brings a diversity of teaching and life experience to their work;
● values collegial collaboration and student feedback as a means to improve the curriculum and the student experience as well as their own pedagogical craft;
● demonstrates ways in which they have committed themselves to anti-bias and equity work and understands both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education;
● commits to innovation, professional growth, and reinvention;
● demonstrates a passion for teaching and learning as well as for the subject matter;
● enjoys working with and inspiring high school learners in all areas of school life;
● possesses an attitude of curiosity and resourcefulness.
The school offers a salary commensurate with experience and a strong benefits package.
If interested in the position, please send all of the items below:
1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to the school and to the humanities team.
3) An annotated lesson plan you’ve used in a previous or current course. Make sure to indicate for what course the lesson was developed, for what grade/age group the lesson was directed, at what point in the course/unit the lesson was used, and reflections on how this lesson promotes skill development/refinement and equity/inclusion.
4) A list of references--minimum of 3, including a current supervisor, departmental colleague and colleague outside of your department.
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