THE POSITION: Hawken School is seeking a full-time upper school teacher of both Biology and Chemistry for the 2017-2018 school year. One of Hawken’s principles, to appreciate difference and individuality, is at the forefront in our search and we are keenly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to engaging in and promoting a diverse, multicultural community.
The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Teach four sections of Biology to eleventh graders and Chemistry to tenth graders
Be available on a regular basis for offering extra help in Biology and Chemistry
Serve as an advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of his/her advisees.
Engage meaningfully in extracurricular activities
Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Assistant Head or Head of School
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be passionate about science, committed to developing his or her craft, and keenly interested in bringing appropriate innovative technologies into the classroom. Interest and experience with coding is also preferred. It is also important that the candidate have an active interest in developing courses with substantive interdisciplinary, experiential and service components that take advantage of longer teaching blocks and our 3-week intensive schedule. Members of our Science Department are experienced, highly skilled in their fields, and eager to share their expertise with colleagues. Hawken students collaborate well with one another and with their teachers; they are bright and motivated to learn. We seek a candidate with a healthy combination of flexibility, energy, creativity, high expectations and sense of humor, as well as an understanding of the developmental needs of high school aged adolescents. Ideal candidates will have strong cross-cultural competency skills and demonstrated experience working in a diverse community. A Bachelor of Arts degree is required and a masters’ degree is preferred.
HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Kim Samson, Assistant Head of School for the Gates Mills Campus.
Hawken School is dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.
Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational, globally-minded independent day school enrolling over 1,000 students in grades preschool through 12. With three academic campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the cultural heart of the city at University Circle, Hawken provides a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse, n...urturing environment.
Committed to the development of character and intellect and to eliciting the full academic, artistic, and athletic potential in every student, Hawken is well-recognized as a community that promotes passionate teaching,
engaged learning, and confident self-expression. Innovative schedules support individualized student attention, and educational partnerships with world renowned institutions offer real-world learning opportunities. To support our innovative programming, stunning new facilities have recently been completed at both our Lyndhurst and Gates Mills campus.
Substantial professional development opportunities support and maintain exceptional creativity and collaboration in a classroom that expands into the greater community, locally and worldwide. To learn more about Hawken School, visit our website at www.hawken.edu.