Stevenson School Pebble Beach, CA Instructor in Physics
Founded in 1952, Stevenson School is a selective coeducational boarding and day school with 750 students and 30 buildings on 50 acres of land and two campuses. The 500-student upper division, comprised of grades 9-12, is located on the Pebble Beach Campus, where about 60% of students reside in six faculty-supervised dormitories; the lower and middle divisions, totaling 250 students in grades PK-8, are located on the Carmel Campus.
As an American school with a global sensibility, Stevenson is premised on a vision of education as the means by which we discover ourselves in the world and thus contribute to its transformation. We believe that one’s education is best pursued in the company of others, for others’ benefit as well as one’s own. Our Latin motto—Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re (Gentle in manner, resolute in action)—inspires humility and perseverance. Our mission includes three aims: to prepare students for success in college and beyond, to foster their passion for learning and achievement, and to help them shape a joyful life.
In keeping with this project, Stevenson seeks to:
- Train students in critical academic, intellectual, social, and emotional skills;
- Help students to develop honor and integrity;
- Teach students to engage productively and peacefully with others;
- Nurture students’ ambitions and healthy pursuit of excellence;
- Balance convention and innovation such that we remain true to our enduring values and relevant to the emerging needs of the present generation of
We expect all members of our community to be:
- Devoted to our tenets of scholarship and citizenship;
- Honest, honorable, and empathetic;
- Able to examine and be responsible for their beliefs and behavior, respectful of the consequences that attend both;
- Willing to risk failure in the pursuit of wisdom;
- Committed to global literacy, environmental stewardship, and civic engagement.
Stevenson offers its students, faculty, and staff a values-driven community experience influenced by the distinctive beauty, ecological biodiversity, and contemplative culture of the Central Coast. As we head into our next chapter under the leadership of our new president, we will continue to build on our strong foundation, which includes an outstanding faculty and exceptional facilities.
The successful candidate will teach four sections of a combination of Physics C, Physics Honors, or Physics. Further expectations include:
- Philosophical alignment with both the school’s mission and the department’s emerging interest in place-based science education, and the ability to creatively design and employ place-based lab activities which allow students to “do science” beyond the walls of the school building.
- Be inclined to critically-reflective practices across the full scope of craft, and favor a learner-centered approach to instruction.
- Experience with innovative teaching strategies such as POGILs, inquiry labs, and/or case studies.
- Able to maintain the assigned classroom and physics equipment in a state of good working condition.
- Able and eager to work with colleagues in an open, collaborative environment.
- Coordinate with teaching colleagues to develop and refine in-common course curricula.
- Excellent classroom management, communication, and organization skills.
- Ability to connect with parents, students, and colleagues in a timely and professional way.
- Able to convey a love of science and obtain positive results.
- BA or BS in Physics or Engineering or related discipline required. Advanced degrees preferred.
- A minimum of 3-5 years of high school teaching experience in AP Physics BC and Introductory
- Experience with and enthusiasm for instructional technology, specifically laptop-based programs, using either classroom management software (introductory course) or e-texts (honors and AP), and probeware (Vernier) as data collection devices in lab
- Ability to contribute significantly to an established area of co- curricular life, such as by coaching an interscholastic team at either the junior varsity or varsity level.
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level, includes meals when school is in session, and may include year-round housing (plus utilities). Stevenson provides an excellent, comprehensive benefit package, including tuition remission, retirement benefits, a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, long-term disability offerings, and HSA/FSA options. Resources to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel, are also available.
Stevenson is an equal opportunity employer. Unlawful discrimination based on sex, race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, genetic characteristics, and any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or local laws is prohibited.
Interested candidates should provide a cover letter (addressed to Mr. Andrew Czerny, the acting department head) stating interest in the position, a resume, and three supervisory references from recent employment. Please send materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.