The Stony Brook School is seeking a Science education leader to leads its seven-person Science Department. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right leader to develop a world-class high school science program. With a brand new STEM Lab, a major Science and Research University across the street and a demonstrated track record of AP success, the School needs a visionary leader who can leverage these assets to take our program to new heights. The right leader will possess the rare combination of both vision and execution in the exercise of her or his leadership. Perhaps most importantly, this person will be supremely motivated by the desire to demonstrate that the Christian faith and science have a vital and symbiotic relationship that ultimately enhances scientific inquiry and discovery. While previous Science department leadership is preferred, it is not required.
Master Teacher – demonstrated ability to teach one or more Science disciplines. Demonstrated success with project-based and inquiry-based approaches to pedagogy.
Networker – ability to identify and cultivate the right relationships in this resource-rich research region that will ultimately benefit the program
Recruiter – ability to attract talented faculty to the program
Evaluator/Developer – ability to help teachers grow in their craft and a willingness to confront teaching that does not meet defined standards of excellence
Highly Organized – ensure that facilities and assets are well-organized for teacher and student effectiveness
Thought Leader – ability to clearly articulate the connection between faith and science
STEM-conversant – familiar with thriving STEM programs; understanding of how science fits within the STEM paradigm
Advocate for student science research – promoter/developer of strategies and programs to promote science research for high school students
Manage Science Department budget (largest departmental budget on campus)
Maintain departmental resources through monitoring and ordering of supplies
Teach maximum of three classes
Evaluate, cultivate, develop department of seven people
Participate in the hiring of new Science Department faculty
Attend weekly department chair meetings
Help students prepare for national science competitions
In addition, Stony Brook faculty members contribute to all aspects of boarding school life, including evening and weekend supervisory duties, coaching, chaperoning, proctoring study halls, and overseeing meals. Compensation is commensurate with experience and education and includes housing, some utilities, meals, excellent health insurance, and a retirement plan.