Brooks School seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Science Teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will have flexibility and willingness to teach in all levels of the Science program, with a specialized focus in Biology and/or Environmental Science. This full-time faculty position will include teaching four sections of science and contributing to the campus community by coaching or the equivalent, supporting the residential life program and being an advisor.
The successful candidate will
Demonstrate passion and expertise in the teaching of Science with a specific proficiency in Biology/and or Environmental Science.
Teach skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes through courses in general science, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Combine critical thinking, reading, writing, and research in the curriculum and in instruction.
Be well versed in multiple areas of science and science education.
Be confident in the use of technology in the classroom to engage learners.
Apply engaging and innovative student centered teaching practices that adjusts to meet varying student needs
Possess a growth mindset in considering current pedagogical best practices and an understanding of adolescent development
Implement best learning practices and keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods by engaging in conferences and other professional growth opportunities.
Work collaboratively with the members of the department to develop courses that are consistent and coordinated across the science curriculum.
Self-directed with a strong work ethic
Committed to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, and the lives of our students outside of the classroom
A sense of humor with patience and empathy for adolescents
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and achievement.
Teaching four sections of Biology or Environmental Science, which may include, regular, honors, or AP.
Advising four-six students
Serve as dorm parent with related duties
Coach or the equivalent of two seasons in the afternoon program
Innovative teaching practices that balance the development of procedural skills, conceptual understanding of scientific ideas, appropriate use of technology, and opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department
Bachelor's degree required with a concentration in Biology, Environmental Science or related field; Master's degree preferred
3+ years teaching preferred
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.