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OHS Philosophy Core Instructor (EXPIRED)

Stanford University Online High School not BA-granting

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 77787
Location Stanford, California, United States
Job description

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Develop and instruct philosophy core courses at Stanford Online High School (OHS).


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 http://ohs.stanford.edu


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.


  • 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.
  • Keep abreast of research on pedagogy in the sciences.
  • 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


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.  Familiarity with research-based pedagogical methodologies in the sciences is preferred.

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.
  • Strong interpersonal skills when engaging students and parents.
  • Proficiency using computer applications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Certifications and Licenses:



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

 TO APPLY:  Please go to http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/ click on the Job Search button and enter 77787 in the job number field

How to apply
Application type Online
Please click on the Job Search button and enter 77787 in the job number field
Web address to apply http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/
Hard deadline May 15, 2018, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://ohs.stanford.edu/
Time created February 5, 2018, 9:48am EST
Scheduled expiry date May 15, 2018, 11:59pm PST
Expired on May 17, 2018, 12:46am PST
Last updated July 17, 2018, 3:00pm EST
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Job Market Calendar This institution has indicated that the position advertised will not follow the APA's recommended job market calendar. An explanation, if provided, appears below.

We are an online high school and our academic year does not follow the same calendar