100% FTE, Teaching Fellow in the Humanities, start August 2021
One year fellowship; non-renewable
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School of San Francisco is a leader in innovative, student-centered secondary education, providing its students with a challenging, interdisciplinary program and a collaborative, supportive community. Our flexible, open-minded faculty and staff members foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, mindfulness, and respect for diversity. As co-builders of an innovative high school, faculty and staff contribute to a distinctively positive culture.
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of sogie (sexual orientation/gender identity expression), race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a faculty, staff, and student body that reflects 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. To learn more about Bay, check out our mission, Precepts, and ourmost recent programmatic launch: Bay Immersives (#1course3weeks).
Note: In a COVID impacted school year, teachers should expect the possibility of teaching in a variety of modes, including distance learning, hybrid learning, and/or in person.
The Teaching Fellows Program at The Bay School is entering its 8th year. The program was designed to provide teachers new to the profession the opportunity to get high school teaching experience in a highly supported, scaffolded environment. Bay manifests its emphasis on the craft of the teaching through its in-house teaching seminars, Instructional coaches, on-going professional development, coaching orientation, and the Teaching Fellows program.
We are seeking a person with one year or less of full-time secondary school teaching experience to become a Bay School Teaching Fellow in Humanities to begin August, 2021. The Teaching Fellow teaches six courses over the year (two courses Semester 1, two courses Semester 2 and one 3-week Immersive course at the end of each semester). The Teaching Fellow is supported by the Coordinator of the Teaching Fellows Program, Instructional Coach and Dean of Faculty with weekly meetings and classroom observations. The Fellow also attends teaching seminars throughout the year (1/month, approximately).
In addition to their classroom obligations, a Teaching Fellow is a co-advisor to a student advisory.
Each class meets for eighty minutes three times a week in a rotating schedule. In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, the Teaching Fellow is responsible for:
curricular development and alignment
design of skills-based formative and summative assessments
regular communication with the student, their parents, and the student’s advisor regarding the student’s progress
one-on-one student tutorial as needed
weekly faculty and course team meetings
The Teaching Fellow, like their colleagues, has additional responsibilities to the student and school, including but not limited to serving as a club advisor, chaperone at social events, committee member and admissions interviewer. In addition, the Teaching Fellow may be asked to sub and/or cover additional study halls during the week.
The ideal Teaching Fellow candidate:
finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy and precepts;
possesses a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in area studies, history, literature or religion;
has worked with high school students in some capacity (e.g as teacher, tutor, coach or camp counselor);
has seriously considered the teaching profession and wants to develop a skill set that will prepare them for teaching at the secondary school level, particularly in an independent school;
brings a diversity of teaching and life experience;
has demonstrated experience in working collaboratively and sees collaboration as a means to improvement and growth;
is dedicated to anti-bias, anti-racism, and equity work and understands both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education;
is committed to on-going feedback and professional growth;
demonstrates a passion for subject matter as well as for teaching and learning;
enjoys working with and inspiring high school learners in all areas of school life.
The school offers a salary commensurate with expertise and experience as well as a strong benefits package.
If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: HUM TF 21-22. Position is open until filled . Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
1) Cover letter describing your interest in the fellowship and the teaching profession as well as how you anticipate contributing to the school and to the humanities discipline team;
3) Short response questions: Please provide responses of no more than 350 words to the following questions listed below.
Write about a unit of instruction ( e.g. , novel, period in history, humanities-based topic) you’d most like to teach/or have taught to high school students. What are your content and skill goals? What is your rationale for teaching this unit? In other words, why do you want to teach it?
The Bay School values heterogeneous classrooms of diverse learners. When planning a lesson or a unit for a heterogeneous group of learners, what questions do you ask yourself to make sure all learners' needs are met?
The Bay School values community and strives to facilitate the growth and inclusion of its students inside and outside the classroom. How might you contribute to the school and student community outside the classroom?
About The Bay School of San Francisco
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, sex, 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 reflects 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.