Holy Ghost Preparatory School is seeking a full-time Biology teacher. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of high school teaching experience or its equivalent and will have a college major in Biology or a related field as well as well as the ability and interest to teach other courses in the Science curriculum. All Holy Ghost students study Biology, Chemistry and Physics before their study of these subjects at the AP level.
In addition, this person will help transition us into our $2M STEM Tower and Innovation Lab to be completed in 16 months.
Preference will be given to dynamic individuals, willing to develop creativity, collaboration and creative thinking with our incoming freshmen classes. Solid foundations in cell biology, genetics, ecology and physiology is a must with an emphasis on hands-on, integrated biology labs. The primary goal of the Biology teacher is to provide a detailed way of thinking about living organisms and biological systems. To that end the teacher will use principles of scientific inquiry to promote an engaging and rigorous experience for the student which includes the following:
Use of models to communicate scientific phenomena and solve scientific problems
Implement scientific questioning to extend and guide thinking
Plan and implement data collection strategies
Perform data analysis and evaluation of evidence
Work with scientific explanations and theories
Knowledge and practice of integrating technology in the classroom as a regular and essential component of student experiences is preferred. Knowledge of Google Applications and Schoology, a learning management system, is preferred.
The candidate will work closely with the Science Department Chair in support of the faculty and students needing technology support. Candidates should have a strong interest in working in a collaborative environment with highly motivated students and an experienced faculty. A standard full-time position involves teaching five classes. In addition, a faculty member is expected to assume community responsibilities such as coaching or moderating a student organization or club.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School (HGP) is an independent private Roman Catholic secondary educational institution founded by the members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans. HGP is dedicated to the quality education of college-bound young men through a commitment to excellence in liberal arts and sciences education and through a deep concern for moral, spiritual and ethical values g...rounded in the traditions of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. This tradition fosters the development of community in “one heart and one mind”, the cultivation of each student’s unique gifts, academic excellence, and generous service to the poor.