Faculty Openings

Chinese Language Teacher sought by Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California to teach Chinese language classes to middle school students, including speaking, reading, writing and grammatical skills; teach Chinese language in team environment to diverse group of students, including native and non-native Chinese speakers; prepare syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts; evaluate and grade students' class work performance, assignments and papers; utilize teaching online database to develop online course materials and learning tools; initiate, facilitate and moderate classroom discussions in Chinese language to enhance students' social and academic language skills; maintain student attendance records, grades and school administration documents as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations; plan, evaluate, and  revise curricula, course content, course materials and methods of instruction; works with students  individually  to  evaluate learners' verbal and grammatical difficulties, develop approaches to solving them, and ways to test their grammatical development; compile, administer, and grade examinations; select and obtain teaching materials to compel students to practice their communicative, interpersonal and presentational skills in the new language; confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to address the progress of students' linguistic development; keep abreast of developments in the linguistic theony with focus on Chinese language teaching methods.

Requires Master's or foreign equivalent degree in Education, Linguistics or related field, and one (1) year of experience teaching Chinese as second language in school class-room environment. Requires fluency in Chinese language.

To apply, please send your resume to Director of Human Resources, Harvard-Westlake School, 3700 Coldwater Canyon, Studio City, CA 91604 (Job Code: 20688).

Harvard-Westlake School, a preeminent independent school in Los Angeles, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a part-time teaching position in the Visual Arts department at the Upper School (grades 10-12). The position requires teaching, studio and darkroom maintenance, and a substantial background in photography. Course load includes an introductory level course called Photography I. See course description beginning on page 138 of the curriculum guide. The Photography I class includes traditional and experimental approaches, wet darkroom, digital photography, Photoshop, field and studio shooting, and the history of photography. Knowledge of film/video is also an asset. 

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their studio practice through evidence of exhibitions, residencies, etc., as well as a working knowledge of historical and contemporary art and artists.

The Visual Arts Department is housed in the Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts designed by architect Michael Maltzan. It houses studio facilities for drawing and painting, analog and digital photography, film/video, ceramics, sculpture, glass, cinema studies, and art history, as well as a 2,000 square foot gallery space.

As stated in our mission, Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community and that includes our hiring of faculty and staff. Harvard-Westlake enrolls about 875 students at the Upper School, more than 40% of whom are ethnic minorities. The School is also dedicated to the joyful pursuit of educational excellence while living and learning with integrity. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • - BA or BFA Visual Arts; MA or MFA degree in visual arts, photography or arts education preferred.
  • - Ability to teach photography is primary; flexibility to teach other disciplines in visual arts is a plus.
  • - Teaching experience at the high school or college level is highly desirable.
  • - Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and to foster an innovative and creative learning environment.
  • - Strong communication skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in creating, developing, and implementing visual arts curricula.
  • - Ideal candidates will be excited by becoming part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and attending events outside their particular field of study.

This position is part-time starting in the 2018-19 school year. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@hw.com.

Harvard-Westlake School, a preeminent independent school in Los Angeles, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a full-time teaching position in the Visual Arts department at the Upper School (grades 10-12). The position requires teaching, studio maintenance and a background in drawing, painting, 2D design, and art history. Course load includes introductory and advanced level courses - Drawing and Painting 1/The History and Art of Modern Europe and the World, Drawing and Painting 2, Drawing and Painting 3, and Advanced Placement Studio Art. See course descriptions beginning on page 132 of the curriculum guide. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their studio practice through evidence of exhibitions, residencies, etc., as well as a working knowledge of historical and contemporary art and artists.

The Visual Arts Department is housed in the Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts designed by architect Michael Maltzan. It houses studio facilities for drawing and painting, analog and digital photography, film/video, ceramics, sculpture, glass, cinema studies, and art history, as well as a 2,000 square foot gallery space.

As stated in our mission, Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community and that includes our hiring of faculty and staff. Harvard-Westlake enrolls about 875 students at the Upper School, more than 40% of whom are ethnic minorities. The School is also dedicated to the joyful pursuit of educational excellence while living and learning with integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • - BA or BFA Visual Arts; MA or MFA degree in visual arts or arts education preferred.
  • - Ability to teach drawing and painting is primary; flexibility to teach other disciplines in visual arts is a plus.
  • - Teaching experience at the high school or college level is highly desirable.
  • - Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and to foster an innovative and creative learning environment.
  • - Strong communication skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in creating, developing, and implementing visual arts curricula.
  • - Ideal candidates will be excited by becoming part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and attending events outside their particular field of study.

This position is full-time starting in the 2018-19 school year. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@hw.com.

Harvard-Westlake School, a preeminent independent school in Los Angeles, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a new full-time Director of Ethics, Leadership and Service position that includes chairing the Honor Board, spearheading school-wide ethical leadership initiatives and conversations, working with our Prefect Council, co-leading the Community Service program, assisting with our Peer Support program, serving as a member of the counseling team at the Upper School (grades 10-12), and teaching multiple sections of human development.

Duties include:
~Building relationships with students through full participation in the life of the school: attending most arts performances and sporting events, school dances, and deeply understanding the student experience at our school;
~Counseling students – typical issues are peer and romantic relationships, stress, drugs/alcohol, death, divorce and serving on the Upper School Counseling Team (which meets weekly);
~Leading our Upper School efforts in ethics and character education by implementing student programming, reviewing curricular efforts and working directly with teachers, administrators, parents and students;
~Serving as a liaison to our Middle School faculty involved in character education to help streamline our 7-12 efforts in this area;
~Overseeing, in concert with the Director of Student Activities and the Head of Upper School, student discipline at Harvard-Westlake as the head of the Honor Board and also participating in meetings with students and families when something goes awry;
~Co-advising the Prefect Council at the Upper School, for which the elected student prefects meets four times per week with their advisors;
~Educating parents through presentations and panel discussions, and also those who reach out to ask questions about their children on a variety of social matters;
~Teaching Choices and Challenges, our required 10th grade wellness course;
~Overseeing 1/3 of the Monday evening Peer Support Program gatherings;
~Co-lead the Upper School Community Service Program (Community Council)

As a member of the counseling team, this individual is also available to help students with issues that arise during secondary school.  S/he will attend a weekly meeting with the other member of our counseling team, including the Head of Upper School, the Upper School Deans, the Upper School Psychologist, and other counselors.  

As stated in our mission, Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community and that includes our hiring of faculty and staff. Harvard-Westlake enrolls about 875 students at the Upper School, more than 40% of whom are students of color. The School is also dedicated to the joyful pursuit of educational excellence while living and learning with integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:

- MA, MFT, LCSW or Ph.D preferred;
- Experience teaching and/or counseling at the high school or college level is highly desirable;
- Background in leading character education efforts in a school setting is strongly preferred
- Demonstrated ability to communicate openly and highly effectively with students, parents, and faculty.
- Significant skills and experience collaborating with colleagues in multiple settings both inside and outside the classroom.
- Ideal candidates will be excited by becoming part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and attending events on campus involving students and adults.

This position is full-time starting in the 2018-19 school year. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@hw.com.

Harvard-Westlake School, a preeminent independent school in Los Angeles, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a full-time position that includes teaching multiple sections of psychology, social psychology, and abnormal psychology, running the school’s Peer Support Program, and serving as a member of the counseling team at the Upper School (grades 10-12).

Leading the Peer Support program is a unique responsibility - it is our peer counseling program that runs every Monday night from 5:15 - 7:15 p.m., and is open to all Upper School students. Nearly four hundred students regularly attend Peer Support. The advisor is involved in every aspect of the program - identifying and training the student trainees and leaders, meeting with them weekly, training them to facilitate and respond to issues that may come up in their group discussions, and understanding the importance of confidentiality and also what, if raised, requires mandatory reporting. Lesson plans, training materials, goals of training Junior and  Senior leaders are dynamic and are the responsibility of the Head of Peer Support. The advisor   is in charge of organizing, leading, and chaperoning the annual Peer Support Leadership retreat in the beginning of the school year. Closely working with four elected student coordinators, who are the “senior administrators” of the program, is a major part of the job as well. The Upper  School Psychologist also works in the Peer Support program, and is a valued partner in this  work.

As a member of the counseling team, this individual is also available to help students with   issues that arise during secondary school. S/he will be available for counseling, consulting with teachers/parents as needed, working closely/consulting with school psychologist and crisis management as needed S/he will attend a weekly meeting with the other member of our counseling team, including the Head of Upper School, the Upper School Deans, the Upper School Psychologist, and other counselors.

As stated in our mission, Harvard-Westlake strives to be a diverse and inclusive community and that includes our hiring of faculty and staff. Harvard-Westlake enrolls about 875 students at the Upper School, more than 40% of whom are students of color. The School is also dedicated to the joyful pursuit of educational excellence while living and learning with integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MSW, MA or MS in psychology and a license in counseling (or working toward obtaining one) is preferred.
  • Experience teaching psychology at the high school or college level is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and to foster an innovative and creative learning environment.
  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in creating, developing, and implementing a robust program for students in Peer Support.
  • Ideal candidates will be excited by becoming part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and attending events outside their particular field of study.

This position is full-time starting in the 2018-19 school year. Send resume and cover letter to jobs@hw.com.

Staff Openings

There are currently no staff openings

Candidates who are interested in applying for a current staff position, please refer to the information provided in the position description.

Coach Openings

There are currently no coach openings

Candidates who wish to apply for a faculty position must have a bachelor's degree, though a master's degree is preferred. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

If you are interested in applying for any current faculty position, we invite you to send a copy of your transcripts and letter(s) of reference. Please include a cover letter indicating your general area of interest.

You may send the above information the following ways:
By mail: Resume Department 3700 Coldwater Canyon Studio City, CA 91604
By email: jobs@hw.com

Each faculty resume is reviewed by the Head of School. Your resume will be maintained in our active files for 12 months. Should an opening occur that fits your background, we will contact you. If you have not been selected for a position, you will receive a letter from the Head of School.