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Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 2437
The Punahou Design Technology and Engineering Department (DT) team’s mission is to build and maintain a student-centered, school-wide environment designed to empower the development of the social-emotional skills, technical abilities, design theory and computer science/design software needed to translate the Punahou aims into positive and purposeful action in the real world. Punahou School is actively recruiting a faculty member to join the DT team. As a DT faculty member, you will be dedicated to empowering students to take purposeful action. You will teach students to look for the educational opportunities in taking on the challenges that they encounter, discover and create. Students learn more deeply when they are engaged in solving problems and working on challenges that inspire them. Through the DT curriculum, students encounter a continuous and articulated set of technical skills and building experiences. As their understanding of problems and challenges in the world grows so too does their ability to design, build, test and deploy increasingly realistic and sustainable solutions. The ideal candidate will be responsible, flexible and committed to design, innovation, place based values in curriculum and functional prototyping. If you thrive in a fast paced, innovative, creative and collaborative environment, we invite you to apply!
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, Product Design, Robotics, Engineering or related field.
- Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents, sensitivity to each individual student’s needs; and ability to appreciate the variety of perspectives offered by individual viewpoints, disciplines and cultural understandings.
- Two (2) years of experience working with Design Technology software and equipment in a high school setting, professional training facility or university setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Master’s degree.
- Experience teaching placed based curriculum.
- Two (2) years of experience working with/teaching one or more of the following: Product Design, Engineering, Wood and/or Metal Fabrication, Programming, Design Thinking and/or Design Technology, Hawaiian Language, History or Culture in a high school or university setting. (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
- Two (2) years of experience leading robotics clubs, courses or programs for students, or combination of experience, training and education (both robotics coding and fabrication experience desirable).
- Experience with electronics
- Experience with design and art fundamentals as they relate to product design
- Teaching level proficiency with the following fabrication machines or similar:
- CNC and manual mills (preferred)
- Laser cutters
- 3d Printers
- CNC routers
- Standard woodshop/metalshop hand and power tools
- Hawaiian fabrication techniques ( lashing, weaving, carving, thatching, woodworking, sail making, hale building, agriculture engineering, fish pond engineering, material selection and preparation etc.)
- Knowledge and proficiency with the following design software:
- Rhinoceros or similar
- Solidworks or similar
- Adobe Illustrator or similar
- CNC CAM and drivers (machine specific)
- 3d simplify or similar
- Strong knowledge of content area curriculum and instructional methodologies and the proven ability to work cooperatively within a grade level and team to modify and develop materials and assessments within an articulated curricular framework that is embedded in the school's mission, vision, and aims.
- Knowledge about current research on teaching and learning for the relevant age group and skilled in applying its findings to a variety of situations – particularly those that call upon students to access, evaluate, and use information from multiple sources in order to learn, to think, and to create and apply new knowledge.
- Demonstrated history of maximizing impact of a variety of professional development opportunities to improve student learning. The ability and willingness to learn enthusiastically as a member of a Professional Learning Community, and to connect with local, national, and global Professional Learning Networks.