Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in north Seattle, Washington, is currently recruiting for an Upper School Physics Teacher for the 2018-19 school year (beginning in late August 2018). The Upper School Science Department consists of 11 members who have deep expertise in their disciplines, are dedicated to collaborative, innovative teaching, and are inspired by working with a diverse population of high school students. We are actively implementing new curricula that focuses on student curiosity and exploration, self-directed learning, alternative forms of assessment, and 21st Century skills. The Science faculty work together closely both within discipline-specific teams (biology, physics, chemistry), as well as with each other in the department as a whole. We are looking forward to welcoming a new colleague with deep content knowledge in physics and a passion for team-based pedagogical advancement.
Responsibilities: The Upper School physics teacher will teach 4 classes, encompassing both algebra and calculus-based physics, and may include standard, honors (AP-level) and/or advanced physics during the 2018-19 school year. In future years, there may be opportunities for teaching other science electives. Every year, essential duties will include:
classroom instruction; maximum class sizes are set at 18 students, with average class sizes of about 17 students
academic support for students outside of class time
academic advising for a group of about 10 students
collaboration in the work of the department on curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment
participation in departmental, divisional, and all-school meetings
Qualifications: Lakeside School is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and collaborative educator who is passionate about teaching science. Successful candidates will hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in physics or a closely related field, with an advanced degree strongly preferred, and have experience teaching physics in a high school or college setting. Experience with standard laboratory and safety techniques, data analysis, and willingness to learn/engage with new technology is required. Candidates should have a passion for helping students explore the physical sciences and contextualizing scientific theories through hands-on learning activities that have real world applications. A willingness to collaborate with and engage in a dialogue about instructional practices with peers, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a desire to be involved in a wide range of school activities in and outside the classroom are also essential. References should speak to the candidate’s eagerness and enthusiasm for working effectively with a driven and talented population of adolescents and to the candidate’s ability to work harmoniously and collaboratively with adult colleagues.
About Lakeside School
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 858 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.