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Division Head of Science

Stanford University
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, Redwood City, California, United States

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Four-Year Institution

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Division Head of Science🔍Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, Redwood City, California, United States📁Child/Youth Education and Development📅May 08, 2024 Post Date📅103180 Requisition #Division Head of Science
OHS Division Manager
Job Code: 4208
Job Grade: J
FTE: 100%, Exempt

Stanford’s Online High School is an accredited, diploma-offering, highly selective independent high school, offering courses for grades 7-12. The mission of Stanford Online High School (OHS) is to foster a worldwide community of intellectually adventurous students and teachers. Our courses, created and taught by specialists in their academic fields, encourage students to continuously develop and test their own views as they integrate knowledge across disciplines. Small class sizes and synchronous class meetings populated by curious and engaged classmates and teachers make learning a meaningful and social experience. Students form close bonds with each other and with the school community through classes, clubs, meetups, and other school activities, all supported by caring educators. Our school brings together students with diverse backgrounds from across the world.

Stanford Online High School offices are located at the Stanford Redwood City Campus. This position is eligible for Remote work, though some travel to the main campus, up to 3 times per year for important in-person events, will be expected.

The Division Head of Science will oversee instruction and curriculum of all science courses at Stanford OHS, including managing and mentoring science instructors, collaborating with administrators on enrollment and staffing of courses, and representing the division within the school community. You will have the opportunity to inform school policies and drive school-wide initiatives in collaboration with the academic leadership. In addition, the Division Head of Science will instruct two sections of classes within their discipline. Classes meet synchronously twice a week throughout the academic year on a college-style schedule to engage in discussion of the course material. You will be expected to bring your advanced expertise and skills to a wide variety of activities throughout the school and should be adaptable in working with students, parents/guardians, colleagues, and administration.

Your responsibilities include:

    Oversee instruction and curriculum throughout the Stanford OHS Science Division.Supervise and mentor 10 science instructors and foster a shared approach to pedagogy that incorporates the latest effective practices in the discipline.Manage enrollment and staffing of science courses.Hire and onboard new science instructors as needed.Address individual issues that arise regarding placement or instruction in support of student success.Prepare for class, lead engaging synchronous online discussion sections with small class sizes, meet with students during office hours, and assist students in using additional resources to achieve course learning objectives.Monitor student progress, give feedback, grade assessments, and team with students, parents, counseling staff, and administrative staff in support of student learning.Engage with the student community as an advisor to clubs, leader of a homeroom, and/or wellness coach. Participate in other OHS community events in-person and online such as Homecoming and Graduation.Develop and teach residential summer mini-courses.Serve on school committees and other collaborative groups with colleagues.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

    PhD degree (or equivalent course work) in subject area relevant to that being taught by instructor. Five years of experience teaching at the high school/college level, or equivalent. Experience in management or mentoring of instructors.Facility with teaching traditional and online courses.Ability to develop curricula of online courses.Demonstrated ability to manage or mentor instructional and administrative staff.Experience developing extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.Proficiency using computer applications.Demonstrated commitment to developing student talents and abilities in both academic and co-curricular contexts.

Physical Requirements:

    Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, and use a telephone.Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation.Must be able to conduct real-time voice-video seminars and spend 25-30 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 the job.

The expected pay range for this position is $85,000 - $114,000 per year. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.

Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world with limitless connections and access to knowledge. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

    Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak. A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a resume AND cover letter along with your online application. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

**Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

*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.

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

* Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4208
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 103180
  • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible, Remote Eligible


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