Middle School Physical Sciences Teacher (1 year replacement)
The Masters School
January 29, 2018
Dobbs Ferry, New York
Full Time - Faculty
The Middle School seeks an Eighth Grade Physical Sciences teacher to serve as a one-year replacement for a teacher who will be on sabbatical during the 2018-2019 school year. This teacher will lead four sections of an introductory level Physical Science class that focuses on force, motion and Newton’s Laws, as well as classification of matter, physical and chemical properties, and physical and chemical changes. The curriculum for this course is project-based and emphasizes collaboration, writing evidence based conclusions and creating and reading graphs. The ideal candidate is passionate about Science and is eager to support Middle School aged students in learning how to take an active role in their own learning. We are looking for candidates who have also demonstrated a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, within and outside the classroom. Masters is eager to consider application from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Teach 4 sections of 8th grade Science
Successfully engage and develop student’s interest and enthusiasm for the subject matter
Serve as an advisor to 8-10 students.
Participate in extra/co-curricular program as a coach or club supervisor.
Provide supervision during recess, in study hall and in other moments of the school day, as needed
Attend 8th grade team meeting and Middle School faculty meetings
Participate in the life of the Middle School by attending full group activities including morning meeting, student presentations and performances and culminating events
Understanding of and desire to work with middle school students
Familiar with and willing to explore student-centered pedagogical approaches
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Energy, enthusiasm and curiosity – willingness to be a fellow learner with students
Proficient in the use of technology
Bachelor’s degree in Science and/or Science education required, Masters preferred
Prior teaching experience with middle school-aged students
Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competency
Interest in being an active member of The Masters School community, such as advising, student life, leading a student club, or coach of a team
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, explaining why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references and salary requirements via email to email@example.com (Adobe® PDF format preferred) and include “Middle School Physical Sciences Teacher” in the subject line.
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The Masters School actively seeks to forward diversity through its students, faculty and programs.
The Masters School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About The Masters School
The Masters School (www.mastersny.org) is a coeducational day and boarding school that engages 5th–12th grade students with a challenging academic program in a welcoming learning environment. Located on 96 picturesque acres overlooking the Hudson River, The Masters School community takes advantage of both its access to the tri-state area and its proximity to the rich cultural and educational magnet that is New York City. We offer our diverse student body, hailing from 33 different countries, the resources and activities of our seven-day campus and dedicated, talented faculty and staff. Through exceptional academics, outstanding visual and performing arts, championship athletic teams, and active community engagement, the Masters experience prepares students to thrive in college, career, and life. Our students graduate determined to make a positive contribution to their world.
The Masters School celebrates active participation, deep understanding, and meaningful connection. A community of diverse individuals, we gather to learn, to strive, to dare, to do – to be a power for good in the world.