Bosque School, a co-ed independent day school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, seeks an experienced and talented science teacher to begin August 2017. We are looking for dynamic candidates who are passionate about teaching, love working with adolescents, and are knowledgeable, innovative and student-centered in their approach to teaching science. This position specifically requires a background in the physical sciences with an emphasis on physics, chemistry and the earth sciences.
We place a high value on community and seek candidates who have excellent interpersonal skills and who will work well with students, colleagues, and parents. Bosque School places a high value on creating a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the cultural richness of New Mexico. A full time position is a five-class teaching load, advising a group of 12-15 students, serving as a faculty sponsor for a student service learning group (or other student activity) and leading a week-long experiential program. There are additional responsibilities throughout the year that require attendance at evening and weekend events.
The essential duties/responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Teaching five sections of upper school science that may include 9th grade physical science and 11th grade chemistry
Committing to developing an academic program grounded in inquiry and that prizes curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking
Serving as a faculty advisor to 12-15 students
Sponsoring a one-week experiential learning program during Winterim Week
Participating in faculty meetings and ongoing professional development through Bosque's Sofia Center
Collaborating closely with the science department, grade-level and advisory teams
Fulfilling other non-teaching duties as assigned by the division head
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Alicia Chavez, Assistant to the Head of Upper School at firstname.lastname@example.org. Two references will be requested of candidates reaching the interview stage. Consideration of all candidates will take place until an offer is made and accepted.
Experience teaching high school science or related experience
Bachelor’s degree (science, science education, or related field)
Knowledge of current pedagogical trends and best practices in secondary and science education
Ability to create and manifest innovative curricula in a student-centered learning environment that supports student inquiry, curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking
Capacity to address the developmental needs of academically motivated students with a diversity of learning styles
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning, self-esteem, and respect for the community and the world in which we live
Passion and skill to contribute positively as an advisor and to develop strong relationships with students and families
Capacity to utilize technology (interactive whiteboard and touch-table, classroom website, Chromebook integration, Google Apps) to support student learning
Commitment to engaging in community conversations about diversity and equity
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on experience
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to c...ollect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 490 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 60 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees and a support staff of 41. The average class size is 16 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.