Brandon Hall School seeks an experienced and dynamic Middle School Science Teacher for the 2018-19 school year. The full-time position will include teaching Earth, Life and Physical Science courses with the potential for teaching and/or proposing various science electives.
The ideal candidate will have independent and/or boarding school teaching experience, demonstrate excellent technology and communication skills, and have a strong desire to contribute to school life beyond the classroom. There may also be an opportunity for the candidate to reside in school housing.
Job Title: Middle School Science Teacher
Reports To: Dean of Faculty
Employment Status: Full-Time
Bachelor’s degree required
Master’s degree and/or 3+ years teaching experience strongly preferred
Experience with International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum preferred
Interested applicants must submit an online application which includes a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.
General Teaching Duties and Responsibilities:
Curriculum and Instruction:
Create and implement lesson plans in accordance with course curriculum and the Brandon Hall Performance Standards (BHPS); written evidence of preparation is required.
Use a variety of instructional techniques to enhance student learning and adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of students with varying intellectual abilities.
Work with department chair and other faculty members to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods.
Use instructional technologies to strengthen the teaching and learning process in accordance with ISTE Teacher Standards and Technology Office policies.
Design lessons and projects that foster an interactive learning environment centered around main learning goals, specific and timely feedback, and student-produced content.
Facilitate and inspire highly effective 21st Century Skills in each student, such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity through the use of clearly defined rubrics, discussion, and reflection.
Uphold and adhere to all school policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of Faculty, Dean of Academics, and/or Head of School.
Student Growth and Development:
Conduct ongoing formative assessments of student understanding in order to provide timely feedback to students and guide instruction.
Help students develop appropriate study methods and habits.
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities through faculty sponsorship or as assigned.
Be a positive role model for students and support the mission of Brandon Hall School.
Create and cultivate a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Manage student behavior through a shared understanding of fair and equitable class rules, procedures, and consequences.
Participate in faculty development activities to improve the craft of teaching; including required faculty in-service and on-campus workshops and independent opportunities.
Establish and reflect on teacher goals and uphold proficient levels of practice in the areas of curriculum and instruction.
Attend and participate in monthly faculty meetings and serve on faculty and staff committees.
Use appropriate oral and written communication with colleagues, students, parents, and the school community in accordance with school policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain regular communication with parents regarding positive student progress and growth opportunities.
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and the school community.
Science Teaching Requirements:
Prepare and implement student-centered science lessons that encourage discussion and further inquiry.
Monitor laboratory exercises where students are expected to predict the outcome, follow and/or design the procedure, gather, analyze, and interpret the data, and then compare original predictions with actual results.
Stay current with computer technologies that will assist with student learning.
Understand process of creating videos and posting them to teacher or school websites.
Create and maintain a curriculum that aligns with the Brandon Hall School Performance Standards (BHPS).
Ensure that students are exposed to and are actively developing 21st Century Skills – communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
Parallel instruction and projects with real-world situations.
Comply with the requests from the Head of School, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Academics, and Science Department Chair.
Attend Science Department meetings and designated official school functions outside of school hours.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee in this position. Employees are required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by those authorized to give instructions or assignments.
Brandon Hall is an equal opportunity employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.