Faculty Openings

Division:  Middle School
Department: Science
Full-time position: Science Teacher (grades 7-9) 

Our department teaches a two-year physical science curriculum, consisting mostly of topics in chemistry and physics, to our 7th and 8th grade students.  Our 9th grade students take one of two levels of high school biology (honors or regular).  We pride ourselves on the care afforded to students at an individual level, teacher collaboration on curriculum and laboratory set-up, and active participation by teachers in the greater school community.  In addition to teaching science, middle school teachers monitor the social and emotional health of students, enforce rules both in and out of the classroom, assess and communicate with the school and parents about student progress through report cards and written comments, and attend an annual school wide camping trip. Candidates should have an interest and passion for working with young people, excellent instructional and listening skills, a great deal of patience, a love for sharing science with others, and a desire to make a difference in a student’s life.

Education Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, physics, or a closely related discipline.  

Experience: Middle school teaching experience is preferable but not absolutely necessary.

Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

Please send resumes to:
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Attn: Resume Department
Harvard-Westlake School
3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604

Harvard-Westlake School, a preeminent independent school in Los Angeles, is seeking highly qualified candidates for a full-time teaching position in the science department at the Upper School (grades 10-12). The job entails teaching geology to sophomores and honors geology to juniors and seniors; honors geology is a dual-credit course with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The position includes leading several 3-day field study trips to Death Valley National Park.  Harvard-Westlake enrolls about 875 students at the Upper School, more than 40% of whom are ethnic minorities.  The School is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community that is dedicated to the joyful pursuit of educational excellence while living and learning with integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA Geology/Geochemistry/Earth Science/or similar; MA degree in science preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner, and to foster an innovative and creative learning environment.
  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in creating, developing, and implementing science 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.
  • Ability to teach geology is primary; flexibility to teach other disciplines in science is a plus.  Some teaching experience preferred.

Please email resumes to


Harvard-Westlake School announces an opening for a one-year teaching opportunity to teach one section of AP World History to high school seniors for the 2017-18 school year. Candidates should have a demonstrated mastery of world civilizations from antiquity to the present. The course description appears in the menu on the right of this web page. Harvard-Westlake is committed to a diverse and inclusive community and is  particularly interested in candidates who are sound scholars, innovative teachers, and dedicated to the education of young people. AP World History is one of the most challenging courses in Harvard-Westlake’s rigorous curriculum.  Typical sections include 12-15 students who are regularly quizzed and tested and are assigned two research papers. Candidates may submit a cover letter detailing qualifications and interest, a sample lesson plan, and a resume to Greg Gonzalez, department chair, at

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:

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.