English Instructor 1

Jan 26, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

English Instructor 1

Stanford University

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Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description JOB PURPOSE: Develop and instruct English courses at Stanford Online High School (OHS). THE STANFORD ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL The Stanford Online High School at Stanford University is an independent school for academically talented students in grades 7-12. Founded in 2006 as a three-year high school, and subsequently expanded to include grades 7-9, Stanford OHS is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges. The school has a total enrollment of 700 students, nearly 60 instructors, and an administrative team of 20. For more information please see https://ohs.stanford.edu/ STANFORD UNIVERSITY Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. CORE DUTIES*:
  • Prepare for class, lead discussion sections, record lectures, hold office hours, and assist students in using course materials.
  • Monitor student progress, give feedback, and discuss performance with students, parents, instructional supervisor, counseling staff, and administrative staff.
  • Assist with development and revision of curricula.
  • Develop and teach residential and non-residential summer courses and remote in-person instructed courses.
  • Serve as advisor to student clubs and activities, lead outreach or interest sessions, and serve defined roles in the broader OHS and/or SPCS program communities.
  • Serve on committees within OHS, SPCS, or its programs. * - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Master's degree (or equivalent course work) in subject area relevant to that being taught by instructor. Ph.D. strongly preferred. One year experience teaching at the high school/college level, or equivalent. Experience or demonstrable interest in working with middle school and/or high school students. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Facility with teaching traditional and online courses.
  • Proficiency using computer applications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Certifications and Licenses: None PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone.
  • Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand; occasionally sort/file paperwork.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl; Must be able to conduct real-time voice-video seminars and spend 15-20 hours per week in front of a computer screen. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May require working early mornings or late evenings to meet student scheduling requirements.
  • May require travel to remote sites to conduct programs.
  • Valid US passport for international travel. WORK STANDARDS:
    • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
    • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
    Stanford University provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, religious creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other trait or status protected by applicable law.

    Job: Child/Youth Education and Development

    Location: Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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