At Mercersburg Academy, learning is rich, purposeful, and life changing.
An independent college-preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania, the Academy offers a rigorous academic program to 440 boarding and day students from 29 states and 48 nations. As found in our mission statement, “Mercersburg Academy prepares young men and women from diverse backgrounds for college and for life in a global community. Students at Mercersburg pursue a rigorous and dynamic curriculum while learning to live together harmoniously in a supportive residential environment.”
For the 2018-19 academic year, we are recruiting for a full-time Physical Science teacher to prepare curriculum, provide instruction, and participate in the life of our boarding school, as outlined below.
Teach four sections of physical science, e.g., chemistry or physics, prepare course objectives and course of study following departmental guidelines and curriculum, conduct varied and frequent assessments of student performance, utilize appropriate technology in the classroom setting, keep attendance and grade records as required by the school, write individual grade and comment reports six times a year with additional progress reports as assigned, maintain regularly scheduled office hours for help sessions with students, attend faculty meetings and professional development opportunities provided by the school. Communicate positively and proactively with students, advisers, parents, colleagues, and administration in a professional manner in both oral and written form.
Additionally, this position may assist in the maker’s lab working one-on-one with students or in groups, creating and developing student projects in a Makerspace.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The position requires a person who has experience teaching adolescents and enjoys working with and relates well to both adults and students, is collaborative, and communicates well. This faculty member needs to be organized as well as possess excellent written an oral communication and technology skills. The science department member holds a full-time faculty position and two-thirds of the faculty position is devoted to teaching science. The science department member carries out additional responsibilities such as residential and/or co-curricular assignments.
Extensive expertise in technology applications, including use of a MacBook Pro and iPad for the teaching purposes with specific knowledge of Keynote, Pages, and iMovie
Prior experience in teaching physical sciences and curriculum development preferred