Sandia Prep science is an active, student-centered program based on extensive lab and fieldwork. Though our graduation requirement is three years of science, most of our students take four years of science coursework; many take more than that, enrolling in two or even three science classes in each of their 11th and 12th grade years. Our students matriculate to and succeed in science and engineering programs at excellent universities throughout the nation. As a teacher of 11th and 12th graders, the person who fills this position will be expected to maintain a strong popular offering in algebra-based Physics 1 and a calculus-based second year course involving advanced mechanics, electromagnetism and topics from modern physics. An interest in teaching chemistry and/or astronomy is a plus. All Sandia Prep faculty must be able to teach at a high level of academic expectation, engage talented students in vibrant and varied instruction, and thrive in a community that values close rapport with students and good camaraderie with colleagues. A major in Physics, an advanced degree, successful teaching experience, and strong recommendations are required.
Department Chairs teach four year-long sections, attend weekly meetings with all Department Heads and the Assistant Head for Academics, hold department meetings once a month, and attend admission and other school events as requested. Department Chairs are expected to set a high bar of teaching; establish a positive, collaborative environment within the department; monitor, mentor, and evaluate teachers; and participate in school-wide curriculum decisions. The Science Chair also oversees a large budget and has the responsibilities of keeping a lab-intensive science program well-stocked and equipped.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and three reference contacts to Cheryl McMillan, Assistant Head for Academics: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-time faculty receive a competitive salary and benefits. Sandia Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer.