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English Full-time Teaching Position Starting August 2024

  • 13 Feb 2024 2:32 PM
    Message # 13315057

    The College Preparatory School


    Full-time Teaching Position

    Starting August 2024


    The College Preparatory School, an independent high school in Oakland, California, seeks a full-time English teacher beginning in August of 2024.  This position entails teaching two sections of 9th or 10th grade English and two sections of 11th/12th mixed grade, semester-long, English seminars.  Candidates should have a strong interest in working in a multicultural community and be eager to embrace spirited intellectual challenges in a rewarding academic environment. College Prep is a community of life-long learners and actively encourages and supports the professional development of all of its members. 

    Please apply by submitting a resume/CV and cover letter on Applicant Pro. 

    The College Prep English program is innovative and rigorous. It includes two years of year-long foundational courses: English I (in the 9th grade) and English II (in the 10th grade), followed by two years of elective English seminars for students in the 11th and 12 grades. English seminars past and present have included thematic courses, such as Hyphen: Asian-American Literature, LatinX Literature, Environmental Literature, Seafaring Literature, and Afrofuturism, or period-specific courses such as 19th century Russian Literature, The Harlem Renaissance, and Shakespeare’s Comedies. English teachers work closely with one another, team-teaching foundation courses and continually honing and reshaping the curriculum. Each member of the department develops seminars that draw upon their literary expertise and academic interests.

    A qualified candidate  will have:

    • Bachelor's degree in English or related field. A teaching credential is not required.

    • Enthusiasm for working with high school students outside of the classroom as part of our advising system and other programs

    • Demonstrated cultural competence

    • Strong organizational and communication skills

    • Patience, flexibility and a good sense of humor

    • Experience working in teams and strong sense of collegiality

    preferred candidate will have: 

    • Experience teaching English at the high school level 

    • An advanced degree (MA or PhD) in English, Education, or related field

    • Experience teaching a broad range of texts, comprising diverse voices, genres, and eras.

    • Interest in developing 11th and 12th grade seminars that contribute to the diversity of offerings in our program.

    The school’s mission is to prepare students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond by fostering a stimulating education within an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility. College Prep students are engaged and motivated learners who help create a kind, intellectual and equitable community. Faculty and staff thrive at College Prep when they engage in the rich opportunities of its many co-curricular programs. College Prep actively designs programming and curricula that seek to strengthen the school’s ties to Oakland and to the greater Bay Area. 

    Faculty at College Prep are compensated according to a step scale based on years of experience that ranges from $72,500 for teachers with no prior relevant experience to $143,700 for teachers with 44 years of prior experience.

    Benefits include medical and dental coverage, a generous retirement plan and, most collegially, a prepared lunch every day. 

    Founded in 1960, The College Preparatory School is an independent coeducational secondary school created for intellectual risk-takers who want to pursue a purposeful education with kindred peers. As an equal opportunity employer, College Prep welcomes candidates representing diversity of all kinds. We celebrate the inclusivity of our community regarding race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 

    College Prep typically does not sponsor applicants for work visas. For more information about our school, visit our website at

    Last modified: 13 Feb 2024 2:33 PM | Anonymous

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