Holy Ghost Preparatory School is seeking a full-time Science Department Chairperson and Teacher for the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience as a proven team leader, department chair experience is beneficial but not required. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in Science or a related field as well as the ability and interest to teach other courses in the Science curriculum. Special preference will be given to Chemistry majors. All Holy Ghost students study Biology, Chemistry and Physics before their study of these subjects at the AP level.
In addition, this person will serve on a team to help transition us into our $2M STEM Tower and Innovation Lab to be completed at the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
Preference will be given to dynamic leaders with the ability to develop and design a curriculum around creativity, collaboration and creative thinking. The chair should be up to date on best practices and initiatives which will reach a wide range of student learning styles. Additionally, the chair will assist in the hiring, professional development and evaluation of department members.
Solid foundations in scientific principles are critical to this position. To that end the teacher will use principles of scientific inquiry and design thinking to promote an engaging and rigorous experience for the student which includes the following:
Use of models to communicate scientific phenomena and solve scientific problems.
Implement scientific questioning to extend and guide thinking.
Plan and implement data collection strategies.
Perform data analysis and evaluation of evidence.
Work with scientific explanations and theories.
Candidates should have a strong interest in working in a collaborative environment with highly motivated students and an experienced faculty. A standard full-time position involves teaching five classes. In addition, a faculty member is expected to assume community responsibilities such as coaching or moderating a student organization or club.
Promotes participation in TEAMS, Math Modeling, Sieman’s Competition and other national science competitions.
Oversees and develops Holy Ghost Preparatory School’s Science National Honor Society.
Promotes our Science Lecture Series, which brings professional leaders to HGP’s campus.
Oversees lab safety and protocols.
Leads annual reviews of the curriculum which encourages innovation, risk-taking and lifelong learning.
Promotes problem solving, cooperative negotiating skills and conflict resolution strategies into the curriculum.
Integrates and promotes technology into teaching strategies and practices.
Models a variety of teaching and assessment strategies for the department.
Assists in the development and implementation of the school improvement plan in order to improve student achievement and success.
Essential Skills, Requirements, Education and Experience:
Commitment to embracing Catholic education, specifically the mission of Holy Ghost Preparatory School.
Knowledge and practice of integrating technology in the classroom.
Knowledge of Google Applications and Schoology, a learning management system.
A team leader and team builder that has a passion for and commitment to achieving excellence in all aspects of the School’s mission.
Working knowledge of a student-centered classroom which focuses primarily on the continuum between Guided Inquiry and Open Inquiry.
Minimum five years teaching high school.
Major in Chemistry or related field.
Empower student and faculty leadership.
Strong organizational, leadership, and written and verbal communication skills.
About Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Holy Ghost Preparatory School (HGP) is an independent private Roman Catholic secondary educational institution founded by the members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans. HGP is dedicated to the quality education of college-bound young men through a commitment to excellence in liberal arts and sciences education and through a deep concern for moral, spiritual and ethical values grounded in the traditions of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. This tradition fosters the development of community in “one heart and one mind”, the cultivation of each student’s unique gifts, academic excellence, and generous service to the poor.