UPPER SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHER (Part-Time beginning August, 2021)
Job Details
Upper School - Oakland, CA
Part Time
4 Year Degree
UPPER SCHOOL BIOLOGY TEACHER (Part-Time beginning January)

Head-Royce School is seeking a dedicated, Upper School Science teacher who is able to teach Biology. We seek teachers who are excited by the content they teach and who are actively engaged in evolving their classroom pedagogy to reflect the needs of diverse, 21st-Century learners by being culturally responsive in their teaching practice, curriculum, and pedagogy. We want teachers who are excited to join our community of learners and collaborate with us on meeting our Strategic Plan Goals. Head-Royce teachers participate beyond the classroom as advisors, club leaders, and committee members. The School seeks applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in multicultural education, an understanding of adolescents, and a demonstrated genuine fondness for working with students of high-school age. An appreciation for individual and cultural differences. This is a one-year position that has the potential to become permanent. 


  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of culturally responsive teaching and learning.
  • Collaborative, flexible colleague with upper (high) school teaching experience. 
  • Clear communicator with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a child’s social/emotional development and developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and curiosity regarding curriculum design, varied pedagogical approaches as well as different styles and types of assessment. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Ideal candidates will have an academic background in a biological field

  • Knowledge of appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience

  • Demonstrated desire to teach in the Upper School 

  • 2-5 years of experience teaching Science. Fewer than 2 years experience will be considered as part of a full-time Teaching Fellow program.

Additional Qualifications we hope to find, but not required:  

  • Advanced degrees/certification are desirable, in Science or Science Education related fields


Head-Royce School Overview 

Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 134-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.


Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources. 


Other Considerations

Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
Location: Oakland, California
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Start Date: August 2021
Website:  headroyce.org 


To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume.  Application materials should be submitted through our website.  


Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.