New Teacher Institute

NTI Application

All resident teacher positions have been filled for the 2017-18 school year. Please check back in late November for the 2018-19 application information. Note that not all positions will be available next year. The job descriptions and the new application form will be added to this page in time for January 2018, when the application season opens. 

All applicants must be college graduates and have some experience working with children, informal or volunteer work is welcomed. Applicants must be willing to commit to two full years at Town with a change in grade placement after the first year. The two-year commitment coincides with the school calendar, beginning in late August of the first year and ending in mid-June of the second year. The New Teacher Institute places resident teachers into self-contained classrooms for kindergarten through fourth grades. The art resident teacher works in ​both Lower School and Upper School,​ while science resident teachers teach in grades five through eight and humanities resident teachers teach in grades five and six. Resident teachers are paired with head teachers who serve as mentors.

Visit our pages on this website for a full description of the New Teacher Institute and of the two-year training program.
Resident teacher positions are full-time. The first year resident teacher salary is $40,000, and the second year resident teacher salary is $41,000.  All resident teachers receive full medical and dental benefits. Coaching and tutoring opportunities are available for supplemental income.    

How To Apply
1. Download and mail or send electronically the completed application to: 

Ms. Jennifer Liu 
Director, New Teacher Institute, Town School for Boys 
2750 Jackson Street 
San Francisco, CA 94115

2. A complete application package includes: application form, resume, transcript(s), personal statement, and letters of reference. It is preferred that all materials are submitted as one package or as an email with attachments. However, letters of reference and/or transcripts may be submitted separately. Please send letters and transcripts to the address above or email to

3. After the application materials have been reviewed, applicants who have been selected for an interview and tour of the school will be contacted by the director. Please note preferred dates of interview on your application, if you are planning a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. Interviews are generally held late February through April.

4. All applicants will be notified with decisions about placement in May. For questions, contact Jennifer Liu at 415-746-1163 or