This is a full-time position in science for someone with strong knowledge of both environmental science and chemistry, to teach in our innovative integrated biology and chemistry program for 9th and 10th graders. This two year sequence emphasizes environmental application, experimental design, and real world examples. A significant laboratory component stresses hands-on learning and in-class use of personal computers for data collections, visualizations and research. The position may eventually include teaching advanced courses (including AP), and semester electives for 11th and 12th graders, and/or advising our independent research program.
The Hajjar STEM Center houses the science and mathematics departments, complete with 8 science labs, 7 mathematics classrooms, and an innovation lab for robotics and other programs. This one year old 30,000 square foot facility has been designed with purposeful collaboration between the architects and the faculty and represents the best in planning for the future of science and mathematics education.
Therefore, we seek a creative science teacher who will be challenged and captivated by the possibilities of forwarding our integrated curricula in a building designed to facilitate innovation, expansion, and growth.
Responsibilities: Teaching up to four sections. Additional responsibilities include being a student advisor, attendance at faculty meetings, and weekly planning meeting with other science teachers, and other campus-wide supervisory duties. This position may potentially be elevated to department chair level.
In addition to teaching, our faculty members are involved in a variety of activities critical to the education of students at Dwight-Englewood School. Strength in coaching and leadership of co-curricular activities is an important qualification in the hiring process. Coaching opportunities exist in a variety of sports at the Middle and Upper School levels.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a strong background in chemistry and environmental science or biology; some familiarity with molecular biology would be helpful. Individuals who apply should be extremely responsible, highly motivated, and excited by the potential of teaching in an integrated program. Experience in teaching at this level preferred