The School: Founded in 1911, Columbus Academy is a PreK-12 coeducational college preparatory day school of over a thousand students located on a 231-acre campus ten miles from downtown Columbus, Ohio. Student programs are organized into three divisions: Lower School (PreK-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Upper School (Grades 9-12). The school offers a vigorous academic program as part of its mission to educate the whole child – mind, body and character. Columbus Academy faculty and staff members are expected to be continuous learners in their fields, to engage in caring and cooperative partnerships with colleagues and parents, to have a demonstrated commitment to the values of equity and inclusion, and to help each student reach his or her full potential.
The Position: Columbus Academy seeks a full-time Middle School Science Teacher with responsibilities to begin in August 2018.
To Apply: Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and supporting materials to: Head of School, Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualifications (preferred candidates will possess the following qualifications):
Bachelor’s degree or higher in science
Experience teaching laboratory-based science in elementary, middle or high school
Ability to teach life science, physical science, astronomy and chemistry
A reflective practitioner, committed to a continuous process of self-improvement and lifelong learning
Position Expectations (the individual selected to this position will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities):
Teach a full load, up to five sections, which meet regularly but not necessarily daily
Assume a share of supervisory responsibilities expected of all middle school faculty members
Collaborate with departmental colleagues on curriculum design and development
Provide periodic updates to parents about student progress, via both written reports and in-person conferences
Make use of technological resources, including the school’s online learning management site for classes, and integration of iPads and laptops in classroom activities
Hold students accountable for the school’s standards of behavior
Work with others in the school community to support each student’s emotional well-being
Physical Conditions (candidates must be able to manage the following conditions):
Mobility around school buildings and on different floors (handicap accessible)
Repetitive motion (use of a computer keyboard)
Periodic need to move light furniture, hang visuals in classroom, carry objects (no more than 40 pounds), etc.
A non-smoking campus
Legal Requirements: All Columbus Academy employees must pass required criminal records checks. Where appropriate, individuals will also be required to provide proof of academic credentials.