Westminster is an inclusive, Christian independent day school for boys and girls where bright, motivated, curious students who are nurtured by challenge become leaders of conscience. The School was founded in 1951 and guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,870 students in grades pre-first through twelfth and 285 faculty, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth--academic, physical, and spiritual.
Job Title: UPPER SCHOOL PHYSICS TEACHER
This faculty member will join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the School’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts to athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources. These include the Center for Teaching, a professional development institute located on the Westminster campus.
In fulfilling our mission to “develop the whole person for college and for life,” Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators to offer a rich and engaging curriculum, preparing our students to be lifelong learners and citizens well equipped to address local and global challenges. Westminster teachers are more than academic experts, serving as coaches, advisors, and inspirational mentors.
Westminster teaches science in the following sequence: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, followed by electives including Environmental Science in 12th grade. We seek candidates who have a strong academic and teaching background in Physics and the ability to cross-over into one or more of the following areas: Environmental Science, Biology, and/or Chemistry.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 31, 2018.
Reports to: Head of Upper School
Deep knowledge of subject matter. M.A. in Physics and professional or practical experience in a scientific field preferred
Experience teaching science. Two years of Upper School teaching experience and a background in integrated studies preferred but not required
Proficiency with instructional technology
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach sections of Physics and possibly other sciences depending on the expertise of the applicant
Co-teach a 3-week immersive, interdisciplinary class during Jan Term
Work directly with other Upper School Science teachers as part of a Science PLC
Advise students as part of the Upper School Advisory Program
Contribute to the larger school community through coaching or sponsoring other extracurricular programs. Depending on candidate expertise, responsibilities may include robotics, Science Olympiad, or developing curriculum for an existing greenhouse and organic garden
In addition to experience and a strong educational background, successful candidates demonstrate a love of working with children, an engaging teaching style, the ability to interact well with parents and colleagues, and a willingness to create and promote an inclusive learning environment.
Ability to engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; sitting and standing for long periods of time; ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
About The Westminster Schools
Westminster is a Christian, independent day school for boys and girls, which seeks to serve students who are bright, motivated, curious, and nurtured by challenge in an environment that develops leaders of conscience who will be a positive force in the world. The School was founded in 1951 guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,860 students in grades Pre-First through Twelfth, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth – academic, physical, and spiritual.
Westminster is a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to the school’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming supported by a wealth of resources.
Interested Candidates can click here to apply online.