Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional individual to teach Middle School science. Our middle school is comprised of 727 students in grades seven through nine.
Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
The Science Department teaches a two-year physical science curriculum, consisting primarily of topics in chemistry and physics, to our 7th and 8th grade students. Our 9th grade students take one of two levels of high school biology (honors or regular). We pride ourselves on the care afforded to students at an individual level, teacher collaboration on curriculum and laboratory set-up, and active participation by teachers in the greater school community.
In addition to teaching science, middle school teachers monitor the social and emotional health of students, enforce rules both in and out of the classroom, assess and communicate with the school and parents about student progress through report cards and written comments, and attend an annual school-wide camping trip.
Candidates should have:
an interest and passion for working with young people,
excellent instructional and listening skills,
a great deal of patience,
a love for sharing science with others,
and a desire to make a difference in a student’s life.
This position requires a biology background and involves teaching five sections of science.
Education Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a closely related discipline.
Experience: Middle school teaching experience is preferable but not absolutely necessary.
Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.