Position Title: Computer Science/Mathematics Teacher
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 a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, and inclusion. This year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Students of color make up more than 48 percent of the student population and over $4 million is awarded in financial aid annually.
The Bishop’s School seeks an engaging, collaborative, and dynamic computer science and mathematics teacher (Grades 7-12) to begin August 1, 2021. The ideal candidate for this position will possess the flexibility to teach a range of courses in both departments. They will share the School’s commitment to learner-centered approaches, collaborative problem-solving, and project-based learning. The goals of these approaches are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement and collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning.
The Bishop’s School seeks candidates enthusiastic about working on and with teams rather than in silos, integrating technology into instruction, and developing highly-engaging approaches to problem-solving. While not a requirement, candidates with expertise in design thinking, applied engineering and robotics, makerspaces, experiential curriculum, machine learning and/or interdisciplinary program design would have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the School’s Wu Tsai Center for Creative Sciences.
In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students.
A bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in mathematics, computer science or a related field is required; a minimum of three years of teaching experience is expected. Interest in supporting current co-curricular programs and professional learning communities is also highly desirable.
Desired Skills and Abilities
- An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives.
- Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity and inclusion;
- Eagerness to collaborate with other department members in creating meaningful, relevant, learner-centered classroom experiences;
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and the community;
- Strong work ethic, time management, verbal, written language and interpersonal skills;
- 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 is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified candidates and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status.
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