Athens Academy Upper School Science Teacher
Athens Academy is a co-educational, non-sectarian, independent college preparatory day school of approximately 965 students in grades K3-12 that offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The school’s mission is to seek “excellence with honor in the educational and personal experience of each student.” Situated on a picturesque campus of 154 acres, Athens Academy admits students from diverse social, economic, religious, and racial backgrounds--all of whom benefit from a challenging academic program, a vibrant arts program, competitive athletics, and a variety of service opportunities. Athens Academy faculty and staff members are dedicated professionals who are not only experts in their respective fields of study, but are also sensitive to the gifts and challenges of individual students.
The Upper School:
Athens Academy’s Upper School is committed to providing the kind of high-quality education that prepares students to lead successful and productive lives not only in their future academic pursuits in colleges and universities across the nation, but also in their adult lives. The curricular structure challenges each individual, while our diverse extra-curricular offerings provide students the opportunity to be involved in activities in which they are interested. Talented and tireless teachers enable us to produce young men and women capable of handling the 21st century demands and challenges they will inevitably face.
The position, beginning in August 2017, entails teaching 4 sections of upper school science. The sections will likely consist of 9th grade Honors Biology as well as courses for upperclassmen at the Honors or AP level. Candidates with experience teaching AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and/or other AP Science courses are strongly encouraged to apply. We are looking for a dynamic teacher who is creative, collaborative, and versatile. Our department balances implementing a rigorous science curriculum with keeping students engaged and enthusiastic about science via the use of student centered lessons, incorporation of current events, and use of problem based learning and investigations. The typical student load is less than 70 students. Co-curricular responsibilities include serving as an academic advisor to a group of 12-15 students, and consistent with a typical private school culture, additional responsibilities are expected that may include coaching an athletic or academic team, and/or sponsoring a club or organization.
Required: Bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in science and/or science education.
The school will accept materials from interested candidates until Friday, January 27, 2017.
A complete packet will include the following components:
- Cover letter expressing interest in Athens Academy and this position
- Statement of educational philosophy, including thoughts on opportunities for teaching and learning in today’s educational environment
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Names of three references and contact information
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their materials to:
Anna Scott, Upper School Science Department Chair-Elect
P.O. Box 6548
Athens, GA 30604
Thank you for your interest in Athens Academy.