STEM Teacher and Robotics Coach, Academic Year 2018-2019
Boston University Academy
November 21, 2017
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
Boston University Academy is seeking a part-time or full-time STEM teacher and robotics coach for the 2018-2019 academic year. Responsibilities include two or three sections of honors-level high school math, physics, or chemistry, depending on the candidate’s field of expertise. Advising STEM students in their Senior Thesis project may also be needed.
The Robotics Coach is responsible for overseeing BU Academy’s Robotics program, including coaching the team, overseeing events, coordinating community engagement, and fundraising. The coach will organize and oversee two competitions for middle school students hosted by BUA (in December and January). Responsibilities also include helping students prepare for annual competitions in FIRST Robotics and VEX Robotics leagues by overseeing daily after-school practices throughout the school year. The coach will attend weekend competitions with the team (in late fall and early spring).
Boston University Academy is as small, independent, co-educational day high school located on the Boston University campus. The mission of Boston University Academy is to educate talented students who are passionate about learning and who share the joy of inquiry. BU Academy students are motivated, bright, and engaged. Classes are small and discussion-based. Most students in the eleventh grade study three courses at BUA, and take two of their courses at Boston University. Seniors take most of their coursework at Boston University and write a Senior Thesis on a topic of their choice. Find out more information about Boston University Academy at www.buacademy.org.
Boston University Academy’s Robotics team, Overclocked, was created 20 years ago and currently has about 30 student members. The team participates in FIRST Robotics competitions and VEX Robotics competitions throughout New England each year. Find out more information about the team at www.bu.edu/bufirst.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Lindsay Grindle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Education and Experience:
At least 3-5 years of experience teaching at an independent school or higher education setting is strongly preferred
Advanced degree strongly preferred
Experience with high school robotics coaching in FIRST and/or VEX Robotics
Experience with overseeing and fund-raising for a robotics program, or similar program, preferred
About Boston University Academy
BU Academy educates talented high school students who are passionate about learning and who share the joy of inquiry. Located on the Boston University campus, the Academy offers 165 boys and girls a "ceilingless" educational experience, one in which students' zeal for learning takes them as far as they are capable. Engaging with dedicated teachers in a small and caring community, Academy students first immerse themselves in a classically based core curriculum and then continue their intellectual interests by studying coursework at Boston University.