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The Urban School
of San Francisco
1563 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
415 626 2919

Employment Opportunities

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 School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit in order to have the best available person in every job. The school has an institutional commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Urban's employment policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, physical disability, mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic characteristics, citizenship, military or veteran status, age or any other basis protected by California state law, federal law or San Francisco ordinance. Urban's policy also prohibits discrimination based on a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. 

Open Positions for the 2018-19 School Year

Part-Time Journalism
Part-Time Architecture


Part-Time Architecture Teacher (adjunct, Spring 2019)

The Urban School of San Francisco seeks an architecture teacher to design and teach one elective course in the Spring Term, 2019. We seek an experienced teacher with a deep background in architecture and design to teach both technical skills and creative thinking in a project-based curriculum. The ideal candidate will have the capacity to engage both traditional and contemporary modalities and to offer an expanded definition of architecture while introducing students to a wide range of skills. Several substantive projects will emphasize hands-on skills, including drawing by hand, building models, and using appropriate digital tools and/or software. Familiarity with the history of architecture and local resources in the Bay Area would help provide students with a relevant context. Previous experience with secondary school students is desirable; a sense of adventure and enthusiasm for working with adolescents is essential.

The Spring Term begins March 12th, 2019. The architecture course meets in the mornings three days each

week from mid-March to early June.

All classes at Urban are taught in longer, studio-style periods in sessions that last twelve weeks. The Urban School offers a broad selection of art classes and ample opportunities for students and teachers to explore the San Francisco Arts community through field trips. Art facilities in the school are spacious and well equipped.

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, please explore the website.

Pay for adjunct classes ranges from $6,500-$10,500 per class, depending on experience.

Please send cover letter and resume via email to:, noting "Architecture" in the subject heading.


Part-Time Journalism Teacher

The Urban School of San Francisco seeks a journalism instructor to teach journalism and to instruct the staff of the school’s newspaper, the Urban Legend. Candidates should have training and experience in teaching journalism; strong skills in writing and editing; interpersonal dexterity requisite to building a strong team of student journalists; facility with online journalism, including protocols and platforms; and experience and/or eagerness to establish connections with the broader community of school-based journalism, including conferences and professional associations.

This part-time position includes the opportunity to participate fully in the Urban teaching community and to benefit from Urban’s professional development program. Further information about Urban's schedule, curriculum, and programs is at

Salary range $14,000-$18,000 DOE

To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter to the attention of:

Jonathan Howland, Dean of Faculty at, noting the position title – “Journalism Teacher” – in the subject heading.




Number of Students: 420

  • San Francisco 80%
  • Marin 10%
  • East Bay 3%
  • Peninsula/South Bay 7%

Faculty to student ratio: 1:9
Faculty with advanced degrees: 65%
Faculty of color: 35%
Average class size: 14
Students of color: 42%
Students receiving $3.72 million in tuition assistance: 29%

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