We are seeking a science teacher who can teach a variety of biology-related courses for grades 9-12, including our 9th grade introductory biology course beginning September 2017. Candidates should demonstrate a deep understanding of their discipline as well as a broad perspective on science, and be able to draw on this background to inspire students and help them develop scientific reasoning skills and insight into core concepts in science. Equally important is a demonstrated passion for teaching high-school age students. Candidates should also have the ability to teach or develop advanced courses and lab-based electives; the ability to teach an introductory course in chemistry or physics is also desirable.
Horace Mann School is a coeducational, college preparatory independent day school for students from Nursery through grade 12. The School seeks to stretch the imagination, intellect and insight of its students while developing the moral characteristics that impart identity and purpose. We recognize as our core values: the Life of the Mind, Mature Behavior, Mutual Respect, a Secure and Healthful Environment, and a Balance between Individual Achievement and a Caring Community. These core values guide our decision-making and govern the implementation of our curriculum and programs across all divisions of Horace Mann School. In addition to its campuses in Manhattan and the Bronx, NY, the School also owns and maintains the John Dorr Nature Laboratory, a comprehensive outdoor education facility on 304 largely wooded acres in Washington, CT. One of the nation’s 10 largest independent day schools, as of September, 2016, the School enrolls 1,790 students representing 155 zip codes, with 40% self-identified students of color. For 2016-17, 16% of the students receive need-based Financial Aid. Twenty-two percent of School administrators, teachers and staff members identify as people of color. Over the past five years, the School has recorded a 97% annual retention rate for students and a 92% retention rate for all employees. The school’s current $100 million bricks and mortar campaign will provide the Middle and Upper Divisions with either newly constructed or renovated, state of the art science facilities by the beginning of the Fall of 2018.
The Upper Division at Horace Mann School provides a demanding academic experience for more than 700 highly motivated, hard-working students. Combining rigorous courses in STEM fields with ambitious courses in the Humanities and Arts, the Upper Division curriculum allows students to build essential critical thinking skills, to delve deep into their areas of interest, and to become independent thinkers. Students and faculty take pleasure in intellectual pursuit and the understanding of their connections to the world around them. Through the school's extensive extracurricular programs, students work with faculty members to pursue their passion for service and social justice. The Upper Division is characterized by the purpose, energy, curiosity, and empathy of its students and faculty.