St. Paul’s School (“SPS”) announces a search for the position of Biology Teacher to begin duties in late August 2018.This is a one-year appointment to fill the need created while a faculty member is on sabbatical. The primary responsibility of the Biology Teacher will be to teach classes of biology at the secondary level, and/or, depending on need and qualifications, biology, and some year-long advanced biology electives. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach other subjects within the science disciplines.
In addition to teaching or administrative responsibilities, faculty at St. Paul’s School are responsible for a variety of activities typical to the boarding school environment, including advising, dormitory association, coaching, committee work and other duties. St. Paul’s School is a completely residential, co-educational secondary school in Concord, NH, affiliated with the Episcopal Church and welcoming to all faiths.
St. Paul’s aggressively seeks applications from candidates who will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty. A successful candidate will embrace the fully residential living experience and have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening St. Paul’s inclusive community.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Biology is an introductory class taught to juniors in small classes of twelve to fifteen students. Students will have taken Physics First and Chemistry prior to their experience in the Biology classes. Biology is designed to build on the physics and chemistry knowledge base while developing an inquiring point of view toward living systems in the context of a changing environment. Laboratory experiments heighten and integrate events at the molecular, cellular, and population levels of organization. Specific topics include cell structure and function, biochemical mechanisms, genetics, evolution, systems, and ecology. Scientific thinking and communication are emphasized throughout the course. The St. Paul’s School Science and Mathematics Divisions occupy a new (opened 12/2011) 78,000 square foot state of the art facility.
A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in biology supported by strength in chemistry. A Master’s Degree is preferred with two or more years teaching experience in a Biology curriculum. Lively interest in current pedagogy and scholarship. As part of residential boarding school, the candidate must be interested in working and living with adolescents.
Experience: Comfort in using computer technology and probe systems. Knowledge of current pedagogy and use of basic computer skills.
About St. Paul's School
Founded in 1856 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s School is a co-educational college preparatory high school located in Concord, N.H. The 2,000-acre grounds are home to approximately 535 young men and women from 37 states and 18 countries. All students and the nearly 100 full-time faculty members live on the grounds. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as other nationally recognized agencies. In addition to its regular program for grades nine through twelve, St. Paul’s also offers the Advanced Studies Program each summer for academically talented New Hampshire high school juniors.