Online High School English Instructor - Stanford University

Stanford University

Date Posted April 14, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Stanford Online High School (OHS) is an accredited, diploma-granting independent school serving students in grades 7-12. The OHS brings together academically talented and motivated students from around the world into a vibrant intellectual community with teachers who are passionate about their disciplines, accomplished in their fields, and above all, dedicated to teaching. In the discussion seminar, a cornerstone of the OHS education, students and teachers engage in a rigorous academic program that develops the critical reasoning and argumentation skills so essential for success at the collegiate level and beyond. Beyond the classroom, students and instructors continue to collaborate in a dynamic school community, centered on student clubs, activities, competitions, and student publications. (For further information about OHS, please see

The Division of English at the OHS emphasizes close attention to details of language, intentionality when writing, adaptive and original thinking in argument, and making connections beyond the classroom. All OHS English courses are designed to create a cohesive, collaborative community of learners who read to understand writing and write to understand reading. Course readings span the ancient to the modern period, and frequent informal and formal writing assignments foster habitual writing. By the end of the English sequence, students can employ language effectively in a wide variety of contexts, with intention, precision, and passion. (For further information about the Division of English, please see

The purpose of this job is to develop and instruct English courses at Stanford Online High School in Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS).

Core Duties:

-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.
-Develop and teach residential and non-residential summer courses and remote and in-person instructed courses.
-Serve as advisor to student clubs and activities, lead outreach or interest sessions, and serve defined roles in the broader SPCS program communities.
-Serve on committees within SPCS or its programs.

Other duties may be assigned.


Master's degree (or equivalent course work) in subject area relevant to that being taught by instructor. One year experience teaching at the high school/college level, or equivalent; Ph.D. in English or a related field strongly preferred.

-Facility with teaching traditional and online courses.
-Proficiency using computer applications.
-Experience teaching writing in the context of studying literature across multiple genres and time periods.
-Excellent communication and decision-making skills for interfacing with Stanford OHS staff, students, and families

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