Upper School Biology Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Science
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area is seeking an Upper School Biology Teacher to begin in August 2024.

CalWest Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • At least three years of biology, or natural sciences teaching experience OR other relevant academic research and teaching experience
  • High school classroom teaching experience


  • Exhibit a passion for content knowledge and a range of effective pedagogical approaches
  • Incorporate inquiry-based pedagogy to foster discovery and depth of understanding
  • Engage students in hands-on lab experiences 
  • Demonstrate commitment to equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices
  • Cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and challenging learning environment that reflects the school’s core values and allows our diverse student body to grow and thrive
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop innovative and meaningful curriculum and programming
  • Integrate technology in effective ways that enhance students’ learning experiences and growth
  • Take advantage of opportunities for professional growth, leadership, and community building
  • Serve as an advisor who is committed to the social and emotional development of students
  • Bring unique skills to contribute to our multifaceted community outside of the classroom 
  • Engages in professional development and is committed to furthering 6-12 alignment across the department.
  • Required to attend the start of year retreat; this is an overnight retreat for students by grade level.
  • Attend new orientation and orientation week prior to the start of school for students, as well as participate in other mandatory school events. 

Salary Range

$70,000 – $150,000

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