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Job Title:
Faculty, Robotics and Engineering - Grades 9-12
Job Type:
Full Time
Position Level:
Job Description:

The Punahou Design Technology and Engineering Department (DT) team’s mission is to build and maintain a student-centered, school-wide environment designed to empower the development of the social-emotional skills, technical abilities, design theory and computer science/design software  needed to translate the Punahou aims into positive and purposeful action in the real world.  Punahou School is actively recruiting a faculty member to join the DT team. As a DT faculty member, you will be dedicated to empowering students to take purposeful action. You will teach students to look for the educational opportunities in taking on the challenges that they encounter, discover and create. Students learn more deeply when they are engaged in solving problems and working on challenges that inspire them. Through the DT curriculum, students encounter a continuous and articulated set of technical skills and building experiences. As their understanding of problems and challenges in the world grows so too does their ability to design, build, test and deploy increasingly realistic and sustainable solutions. The ideal candidate will be responsible, flexible and committed to design thinking, innovation and prototyping. If you thrive in a fast paced, innovative, creative and collaborative environment, we invite you to apply! 

Position Details: 
Department: Design Technology and Engineering 
Status: Full Time Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Work Year: 2020-2021 School Year 
Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30AM – 4:00PM

Applicant Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years of experience working with Robotics, Engineering, Wood and/or Metal Fabrication, Programming, Design Thinking  or Design Technology in a high school or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; an understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents, sensitivity to each individual student’s needs; and ability to appreciate the variety of perspectives offered by individual viewpoints, disciplines and cultural understandings.
  • Experience leading robotics/engineering/and/or programming courses, clubs or programs.
  • Experience with metal fabrication 
  • Experience with coding/programming  especially as it relates to controlling robotics and/or automated machinery. G-code experience very desirable.
  • Experience with electronics
  • Teaching level proficiency with the following fabrication machines or similar:
    • Water Jets (preferred)
    • CNC and manual mills (preferred)
    • Laser cutters
    • 3d Printers
    • CNC routers
    • Plasma cutters
    • Standard woodshop power tools
  • Knowledge and proficiency with the following design software:
    • Rhinoceros (or similar)
    • Fusion 360 (or similar)
    • Solidworks (or similar)
    • Onshape (or similar)
    • Adobe Illustrator (or similar)
    • CNC machine path driver's (machine specific)
    • 3d simplify or similar
  • Strong knowledge of content area curriculum and instructional methodologies and the proven ability to work cooperatively within a grade level and team to modify and develop materials and assessments within an articulated curricular framework that is embedded in the school's mission, vision, and aims.
  • Knowledge about current research on teaching and learning for the relevant age group and skilled in applying its findings to a variety of situations – particularly those that call upon students to access, evaluate, and use information from multiple sources in order to learn, to think, and to create and apply new knowledge.
  • Demonstrated history of maximizing impact of a variety of professional development opportunities to improve student learning. The ability and willingness to learn enthusiastically as a member of a Professional Learning Community, and to connect with local, national, and global Professional Learning Networks.
4 Year Degree
Non-discriminatory Statement:
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We invite you to complete the optional self-identification fields below used for compliance with government regulations and record-keeping guidelines.
School Name:
Punahou School
Street Address:
1601 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Dr. Michael E Latham
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Membership Status:
Full Member
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
K - 12
International Students Accepted:
Summer Programs Offered:
Kindergarten Cut Off Date:
Boys 6/30 Girls 9/30
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Admissions Contact:
Mrs. Betsy Hata
Admissions Email:
08/28/2019 6:52 PM 06/30/2023 communications@punahou.edu School
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