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Philosophy Core Instructor (EXPIRED)

Stanford University Online High School not BA-granting

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 98485
Location Remote work
Organization based in Redwood City, California, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description

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 create a worldwide learning community of diverse, intellectually passionate students and teachers. Through vibrant seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Beyond the classroom, collaborative extracurricular activities cultivate lasting relationships among students and teachers. The school’s supportive environment fosters independence, strength of character, and a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

*Stanford Online High School and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offices are located at the Stanford Redwood City Campus, however this position will be performed online and requires you to have the ability, technology, and appropriate tools to successfully teach courses online. You must be located within the United States of America.*  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 Philosophy Core Instructor will develop and instruct high school-level and early college-level philosophy courses at Stanford’s Online High School. 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 encouraged to bring your advanced subject-level expertise to the class, challenging students in ways not typically found in high school. In addition to working with students in and outside of the classroom, you will engage regularly with peers within your academic division to consider curriculum and pedagogy, as well as collaborate with instructors and staff throughout the school.

Your responsibilities include: 

  • 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, Division Head, counseling staff, and administrative staff in support of student success.
  • Assist with development and revision of curricula to incorporate the latest approaches in the discipline, including effective pedagogy and classroom best practices.
  • Engage with the student community as an advisor to student clubs, leader of a weekly homeroom, and/or coach in the wellness program. 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: 

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree (or equivalent course work) in subject area relevant to that being taught by instructor. One year experience teaching at the high school and/or college level, or equivalent
  • Facility with teaching traditional and online courses
  • Proficiency using computer applications, including those used for video conferencing, document production, and information management

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, and use a telephone.
  • Must be able to conduct real-time voice-video seminars and spend 25-30 hours per week in front of a computer screen.

The expected pay range for this position is $57,000 - $84,000 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 perksempower 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 through our Stanford Careers website by clicking on the following link 


To be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé or CV 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.

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

*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.

*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.

*As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit the Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

**All employees may be subject to Stanford’s travel policy, if relocating from outside of California, and are expected to perform work on-site.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/philosophy-...
Hard deadline June 6, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/philosophy-...
Time created April 8, 2023, 3:37pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date June 6, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Expired on June 8, 2023, 12:46am PST
Last updated August 8, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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