The Ethel Walker School, a boarding and day school for girls in grades 6 through 12 located in Simsbury, CT, is seeking a full-time Science teacher. Candidates should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field. Preference will be given to those candidates with advanced degrees in science or education/teaching and who have at least two years of classroom teaching experience. No certification is required.
Teach life science and/or chemistry/physics courses in the upper and/or middle school
Supervise school clubs/activities
Participate in our Residential Life program
Perform after school supervisory or coaching duties as assigned
Supervise study hall or other academic day duties as assigned
Participate in personal and professional development
Carry out other duties as assigned
The successful and effective science candidate:
Demonstrates an understanding of and a passion for girls' education
Displays strong verbal and written communication skills
Possesses a mastery of the content material and remains continually apprised of new technology and new discoveries in the scientific world
Engages students through many avenues and understands that each student is unique in terms of her learning style
Designs labs that are inquiry based, relevant, and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
Connects scientific content to the world outside of the classroom, to other science courses, and to other disciplines such as English, math, art, and history
Possesses enthusiasm for the subject and is able to stimulate the student’s curiosity and ignite a passion for science beyond high school through innovative teaching methods
Collaborates with colleagues in the department in order to meet department goals and help develop skills that span across all of the scientific disciplines
Exhibits a strong sense of autonomy in terms of lesson development and assessment design
The successful candidate will also be required to participate in the life of The Ethel Walker School in ways that are typical of boarding school and important to our close-knit community. All teaching faculty serve as advisors to a group of up to six students and are asked to participate in the social lives of the students by chaperoning weekend activities or coaching students after school. All faculty are additionally asked to be involved with student clubs as an advisor or assistant or to participate in other ways in the life of the school.
To apply- please submit resume, cover letter and references
The Ethel Walker School is a traditional yet innovative college preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades six through twelve. For over 100 years, Walker's has excelled at preparing young women to make a difference in the world. Our curriculum represents the highest level of academic standards, in a small, tightly-woven community that is diverse and inclusive. We are a school rich i...n traditions built by generations of alumnae, faculty and staff. Leadership opportunities abound on our beautiful 300 acre campus, only 15 minutes from Bradley International Airport and within two hours drive from both Boston and New York City.
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The Ethel Walker School is an equal opportunity employer.