The JH/US science teacher is responsible for the science instruction and curriculum development in the area of science with a focus on either Physics (11th), Biology (9th), Earth and Life Science (8th), and Physical Science (7th).
Essential duties and responsibilities
Include, but are not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide academic subject instruction in science, ensuring that curriculum and schedule are followed.
Directs and oversees science fair projects and participation in school and regional events.
Plan for class activities, including preparing units and daily lesson plans, identifying materials to implement class activities, preparing class projects, giving students feedback on completed work to insure mastery of presented material, and grading of tests and assignments in a timely manner.
Exhibits enthusiasm for the integration of STEAM.
Confer with other teachers concerning cross curricular opportunities.
Communicate with parents on a regular basis about schedule, assignments, events, and individual student needs. Meet with parents during scheduled conferences during the school year.
Maintain grades and curriculum assessments online.
Collaborates with teaching colleagues and administration.
Supports school by attending school sponsored events and activities.
Commits to ongoing professional development via workshop attendance, visiting other schools, and webinars.
Learns new skills and integrates technology as changing pedagogy dictates.
The ideal candidate will have several years of teaching experience in the 7th grade and above, a masters degree, a teaching license, and the ability and eagerness to teach biology or physics, and one or more of the typical high school mathematics courses (The ability to teach Computer Science is a plus). Ability to demonstrate initiative, leadership, collaboration, and independent thinking. Must possess strong people skills and emotional intelligence when dealing with students, parents, and colleagues, as well as a demonstrated understanding of and investment in the School.
About The New School
About The New School
The New School is a coeducational, independent school with 440 students from toddler age
through grade twelve. The School’s mission is to empower each student through a wellrounded
experience and inspire a love of lifelong learning. Its spacious 25-acre campus is
located in beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas, which is also home to the University of
Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas is the hub for several Fortune 500 companies including
Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods and J.B. Hunt Trucking. This growing community has a wellregarded
national reputation as a vibrant arts community, which features the worldrenown
Crystal Bridges Museum. The new facilities are a three-story academic center (5th - 12th grade), innovation
center and athletic center. Future phases include an athletic field and other athletic facility
development, arts pavilion, expansion to dining and a future upper school building. In
2014, the School concluded an expansion project which included a new 350-seat
auditorium, 12 new spacious preschool classrooms, an expansive creative play center and
gross motor center, increased and renovated space for all programs.