The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher (Grades 9-12) as a one year leave of absence replacement beginning in August 2019. Candidates may be asked to teach courses in both the middle school (grades 6-8) and the upper school (grades 9-12). The World Languages Department is highly collaborative and committed to equipping students for an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse world through language learning. By making the unfamiliar world familiar and by emphasizing the common humanity among diverse peoples, the department strives to prepare students for effective global citizenship and service to the larger community.
In addition to teaching a full load of five classes, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students and extended-day office hours for additional student support.
A bachelor’s degree (B.A.) is required with native or near-native fluency in Spanish; the most qualified candidates will have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience, preferably in an independent school, as well as some preparation in Spanish and Latin American literature and culture.
Desired Skills and Abilities:
An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators
Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team
Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition
About The Bishop's School
Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, California, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student/teacher ratio average of 9 to 1, Bishop’s is widely known for academic, artistic and athletic excellence while celebrating and honoring diversity and inclusion. Bishop’s draws from over 65 zip codes and 75 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and surrounding areas. Self-declared students of color make up approximately 48 percent of the student population and $3.5 million is awarded annually in financial aid. The Bishop’s School offers a competitive compensation package, including benefits, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information about The Bishop’s School, please visit www.bishops.com.