The Urban School strives to ignite a passion for learning and to inspire its students to become self-motivated, lifelong participants in their education and active citizens in their communities. The educational philosophy and programs emphasize learning as a joyful process of discovery; use of city and Bay Area resources to extend learning beyond the classroom; mutual respect and a strong rapport between students and teachers; and a firm commitment to an inclusive and diverse school community.
Urban is an equal opportunity employer. The school has an institutional commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds.
Current Open Positions
2016-17 School Year
Full-time History Teacher for 2017-18
Full-time English Teaching Fellow for 2017-18
Full-time History Teacher for 2017-18
The Urban School of San Francisco seeks an energetic, creative teacher to teach in-depth courses in both American and non-western history at the secondary school level. The position includes core courses like World History in the 20th Century and U. S. History as well as wide-ranging and multicultural electives for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The successful candidate will have a rich background in history, including extensive use of primary sources, and a strong commitment to the teaching of writing. The school is looking for a dynamic teacher who is committed to innovative, student-centered pedagogy; experienced with project-based curriculum design; facile with the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning; avid and effective in collaboration; and committed to continued professional growth.
The Urban School strives to ignite a passion for learning and to inspire its students to become self-motivated, lifelong participants in their education and active citizens in their communities. For further information about Urban’s mission and programs, including details about the History curriculum, please visit our website at www.urbanschool.org
Salary scale ranges from $59,900 - $114,867. A comprehensive benefits package is provided, which includes medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance and the TIAA retirement plan. Please send cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a list of references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Full-Time English Teaching Fellow for 2017-18
The Urban School is looking for an intellectually vibrant, energetic college senior, graduate student, or young professional with distinctive academic credentials, excellent communication skills, an interest in teaching as a career, and a desire to work as an apprentice teacher over the course of one school year. The Teaching Fellow program is designed to help increase the ranks of independent school teachers from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For the 2017-18 school year we are seeking a Teaching Fellow in English.
The Teaching Fellow at the Urban School gains a deep understanding about what constitutes good teaching, an appreciation of the role of independent schools in the world of education, and a strong sense of his or her own emerging talent and potential as a participant in a school community. The Fellow is encouraged to participate in conferences and workshops related to his or her academic discipline as well as co-curricular areas of interest. In the fall, the Fellow observes classes and assumes some teaching responsibilities with a mentor teacher present. In the winter and spring, the Teaching Fellow takes full responsibility for teaching several 10th grade core courses, working in collaboration with another teacher in the department who is teaching the same course.
All classes are taught in an intensive, seminar-style format that lasts twelve weeks (the equivalent of a semester). The Urban School offers a rich curriculum with the opportunity to pursue engaging topics in depth. For further information about Urban’s mission and programs, please visit our website at http://www.urbanschool.org.
The salary for the Teaching Fellow is $44,000. A comprehensive benefits package is provided, which includes medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and the TIAA retirement plan.
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