Chinese/Mandarin Teacher (Sabbatical Replacement: Spring 2019)
Lick-Wilmerding High School
August 8, 2018
San Francisco, California
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
POSITION OVERVIEW Lick-Wilmerding High School seeks a full-time Mandarin Teacher sabbatical replacement for the spring semester 2019. (100% FTE with benefits)
Teach 4 sections of Chinese courses (Levels 3 and 4 Honors) with 2 preps beginning mid-January 2019 and ending June 2019. Classes meet every other day for 75 minute blocks.
Attend all faculty, department, and professional development meetings.
Be available to students for individual help outside of class during the school day.
QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have:
A minimum of three years teaching experience at the high school level.
Native or near-native fluency in Chinese.
A deep knowledge of Chinese language and Chinese culture.
Experience teaching accelerated/honors or AP courses.
Familiarity with student-centered approaches to teaching language.
We seek teachers who are committed to differentiated instruction and can 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 teachers who are energetic, passionate about teaching and learning, flexible and great collaborators.
HOW TO APPLY Please visit lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Please include—all in PDF format—a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references. In your cover letter, please address the following:
Demonstrate at least one concrete way that you address various learning styles in your classroom lesson planning. What modalities do you employ?
The application process begins immediately and is open until filled. No calls, emails, or faxes, please.
SCHOOL OVERVIEW Lick-Wilmerding High School has an institutional commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Located in San Francisco, LWHS is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving 515 students from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a technical arts school and tuition free until 1972, LWHS 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 LWHS, 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 reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision.
The average full-time teacher workload is 62 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, and know that teachers at the high school level serve as role models and educators both inside and outside the classroom. A love of high school students, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.
About Lick-Wilmerding High School
Mission Statement: A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.