SFUSD has a strong commitment to social justice. We place access and equity, student achievement, and accountability at the forefront of every child’s education. Our actions focus on one central idea: every child has the right to be well-educated. As a San Francisco public school educator, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students alongside supportive and talented colleagues. You will be an integral part of the district’s effort to ensure that every student who enrolls in our schools will graduate ready for college, career, and life.



SFUSD's Office of Professional Learning and Leadership (OPLL) supports high quality, student-outcomes-based, and equity-focused learning for teachers, paraprofessionals, site leaders and central office leaders. Some opportunities include: 


  • Free Comprehensive Teacher Induction (BTSA)

  • Teacher Learning and Leadership

  • Paraprofessional Learning and Leadership

  • Instructional Coaching

For more information about growth and support in SFUSD, please visit the OPLL website.





SFUSD offers competitive salaries determined by experience, education level, and credentials. Starting salary for new credentialed teacher (no prior experience) is $63,458, and teachers may also qualify for additional incentives. For more information, take a look at our Salary & Benefits page

Equity-Based Incentives 

We provide annual financial incentives of up to $2,000 for teachers who choose to work at our hard-to-staff schools (those with historically high turnover) and $1,000 for teachers in our hard-to-fill subject areas (Bilingual and Special Education). 

National Board Certification

We recognize the tremendous impact that National Board Certified teachers have on teaching and learning, and we provide support for educators who engage in the certification process. As a result, SFUSD has the highest concentration of National Board Certified teachers in the State of California. National Board Certified teachers receive a salary increase of $5,000.


SFUSD offers highly competitive benefits, including:

  • Fully subsidized health benefits for individual coverage; Free vision and dental benefits

  • Retirement pension contributions up to 22% equivalent of base pay

  • Free life insurance up to $25,000

  • Pre-tax Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Pre-tax commuter transit program

  • And many more!


For more information about our comprehensive benefits package, take a look at our Certificated Benefits Handbook.  



SFUSD requires all teachers to hold or be pursuing a valid California teaching credential and an English Learner or Bilingual Authorization. Learn more about state credentialing requirements through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

We welcome applications from teachers who have not yet received their credentials and hold a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Individuals who meet these minimum requirements may be eligible for permits/waivers that would allow one to teach while pursuing a credential or to be a potential candidate for our Pathway to Teaching program. For more information about credentialing in SFUSD, please visit our Credentials website.


We are thrilled you're interested in joining SFUSD! If you are a certificated applicant (teacher, substitute, social worker, nurse, counselor, psychologist, speech pathologist), you will complete an application at www.sfusd.edu/jobs. To complete this application, you will need:

  • Resume

  • Contact information for at least one professional reference

  • Credential information

  • Short-answer essay response


You may save your application and log out at any time, then return later to complete it. After your application is complete, Human Resources will review and determine your eligibility for the applicant pool, and you will receive an email with an update on your status.


Please visit our Current Openings page to view all open positions. You may apply to specific job openings, using the "Jobs" tab in the application. Job postings are updated daily, so we recommend checking frequently for new positions.

If you have questions about your application or about the process more broadly, please contact us at teach@sfusd.edu.