MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER (Full time beginning August, 2018)
Head-Royce School is seeking a dedicated Middle School Science teacher. This position will include teaching Science 7 – Life Science which covers basic topics in biology, ecology, physiology, and the natural history of local plants and animals, and Science 8 - Physical Science. We seek teachers who are not only excited by the content they teach, but who are also actively engaged in evolving their classroom pedagogy to reflect the needs of 21st Century learners. We want teachers who are excited to join our community of learners and collaborate with us on meeting our Strategic Plan Goals. Head Royce teachers participate beyond the classroom as advisors, club leaders, and committee members. The School seeks applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in multicultural education, an understanding of adolescents, and a demonstrated genuine fondness for working with students at the 6th-8th grade level.
Collaborative, flexible colleague with middle school teaching experience
Clear communicator with students, colleagues and parents.
Demonstrated knowledge of a child’s social/emotional development and developmentally appropriate curriculum
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Demonstrated understanding of and curiosity regarding curriculum design, varied pedagogical approaches as well as different styles and types of assessment
Bachelor’s Degree; Ideal candidates will have an academic background in Science.
Knowledge of appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience
Demonstrated desire to teach in the Middle School and/or Upper School
Additional Qualifications we hope to find, but not required:
Advanced degrees/certification are desirable, in fields related to Science or Education
Head-Royce School Overview
Located on a 14-acre campus in the hills of Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a preeminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 129-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship. Head-Royce enrolls 875 students in three separate divisions — lower, middle and upper schools — and provides a dynamic, holistic education to every student. Students enjoy rich cultural experiences because of both the breadth and diversity of the student population. In the upper grades, there are numerous opportunities to engage with peers around the world through online courses and trips. There are 160 Professional Community members (faculty and staff) who are creative, dedicated leaders in their respective fields. Admission is highly competitive with students coming from a wide range of geographic locales.
Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools Location: Oakland, California Travel: (minimal) Education: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree(s) a plus Start Date: August, 2018 Website: headroyce.org
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. Files should be sent via email to MSJobs@headroyce.org with the subject line “MS Science Position.”
Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.