Position Title: Wu-Tsai Endowed Faculty Chair in the Creative Sciences
Reports to: Division Head(s)
Status: Full-time; Exempt
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, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With the student-teacher ratio at 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic and athletic excellence while celebrating diversity and inclusion. This year’s applicant pool drew from 72zip codes and 168 schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Students of color make up more than 48 percent of the student population and more than $3 million is awarded in financial aid annually.
The Bishop’s School seeks an innovative, dynamic and collaborative leader to promote curricular innovation and lead discussions surrounding the growth of the creative sciences at the School, which includes elements of science, technology, engineering, arts and math, and contemporary and interdisciplinary learning. Alongside the Wu Tsai Endowed Chair of Science and faculty colleagues, this faculty leader will teach self-motivated, creative students, design and develop innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum, form partnerships with external organizations, and help develop and implement a strategic plan for the growth and impact of the Wu Tsai Center for Creative Sciences.
This position will enhance an already robust faculty cohort by adding particular expertise in design thinking, applied engineering and robotics, makerspaces, experimental/experiential curriculum, computer science, machine learning and artificial intelligenceand/or interdisciplinary program design.
Successful candidates play an active role in both the middle and upper schools, in a rich, student-centered learning environment. In addition to guiding the growth of the Wu Tsai Center for Creative Sciences, responsibilities include teaching courses (to be determined based on candidate’s area(s) of expertise and School needs) and serving as an advisor to students.
Strong candidates will hold a master’s degree (M.A.) or higher and have either a minimum of five years of teaching experience, preferably at an independent school, or a strong desire to teach with equivalent industry experience. An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives is essential.
Desired Skills and Abilities
- Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators
- Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
- Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team
- An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives
- Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition
The Bishop’s School offers competitive compensation including a full benefits package and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
For more information about The Bishop’s School, please visit www.bishops.com
To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for five professional references (including name, phone number, and email address) to firstname.lastname@example.org.