The Calhoun School, a leading progressive, independent, co-educational day school in Manhattan, seeks a full time Upper School Science teacher to begin in August, 2018.
Science teachers are responsible for the development, implementation, and progression of the Calhoun curriculum, and the success of its students. Science department faculty are highly collaborative, and they use the latest research and inquiry-based approaches to challenge their students. We inspire students to problem-solve and strive to provide a positive learning environment in which all students can excel.
Essential Job Functions:
Teaching physics, chemistry and/or biology in order to support the needs of the students and science department.
Creating and teaching advanced science electives, hopefully adding a science specialty (such as environmental studies, climatology, cognitive science or data science) to our diverse elective course offerings.
Collaborating with Associate Head of School and colleagues in the science department to evaluate and propose an expansion of our core science curriculum that could create an new pathway complementing our current Physics-Chemistry-Biology sequence.
Creating a positive learning environment for students and inspiring students to hold themselves to a high standard of academics and character.
Maintaining anecdotal and assessment records to inform thoughtful, comprehensive narrative reports while assessing students in a rigorous and progressive manner.
Incorporating technology into the practice to support student learning.
Providing differentiated and small group instruction based on the learning modalities of students.
Cultivating a love of science through interactive, joyful learning.
Serving as an advisor to a small group of students
Collaborating with colleagues both intra- and cross-departmentally to share best practices and ensure student progress.
Attend faculty meetings and conferences as needed.
Maintain consistent relationships with families, including phone calls, emails and conferences.
Engaging in the wider life of the Upper School - for example, serving as a faculty advisor to a student club or chaperoning a trip
Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with Calhoun’s mission and values.
Demonstration of knowledge and understanding of STEAM-related disciplines.
Experience in designing and evaluating curriculum.
Interest in working in a progressive and humanistic school.
Flexibility and ability to cope with change.
Interest and experience in sustainability projects is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required, Master’s degree in related field preferred.
Commitment to Diversity Work:
Calhoun is committed to addressing issues of social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-bias education in our curriculum and in our community. Teachers must be willing learners and participants in supporting this work.
Calhoun is committed to recruiting, hiring and supporting a diverse staff and welcomes applicants of all gender, sexuality, religious, ethnic, racial and cultural identities. Calhoun does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of one’s actual or perceived race; color; religion; sex/gender (including gender identity); creed; sexual orientation; marital status; pregnancy; ethnicity; national origin; ancestry; age; disability.