Bosque School, a co-ed independent day school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, seeks a committed and talented science teacher to begin August 2018. We are looking for dynamic candidates who love working with adolescents and are knowledgeable, innovative, and student-centered in their approach to teaching science. Bosque offers a collaborative, digitally supported teaching environment with opportunities for cross-disciplinary inquiry learning. Our science curriculum invites students to explore the depth and complexity of scientific concepts while emphasizing that science is a uniquely human process. Bosque science teachers understand that our students’ success depends on their ability to raise questions, think and learn independently, solve problems, and express their knowledge both verbally and in writing. This position specifically requires a background in the physical sciences with an emphasis on chemistry, physics and the earth sciences.
We place a high value on community and seek candidates who have excellent interpersonal skills and who will work well with students, colleagues, and parents. We are also committed to creating a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the cultural richness of New Mexico. A full time position includes teaching five sections, advising a group of 12-15 students, serving as a faculty sponsor for a student service learning group (or other student activity) and leading a week-long experiential program. There are additional responsibilities throughout the year that require attendance at evening and weekend events.
Teaching five sections of upper school science that may include physical science, physics and chemistry
Committing to developing an academic program grounded in inquiry and that prizes curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking
Serving as a faculty advisor to 12-15 students
Sponsoring a one-week experiential learning program during Winterim Week
Participating in faculty meetings and ongoing professional development through Bosque's Sofia Center
Collaborating with the science department and with grade-level and advisory teams
Sponsoring a student-led service learning group
Fulfilling other non-teaching duties as assigned by the division head
Bachelor’s degree (science, science education, or related field)
Knowledge of current pedagogical trends and best practices in secondary and science education (NGSS or similar standards)
Capacity to address the developmental needs of academically motivated students with a diversity of learning styles
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning, self-esteem, and respect for the community and the world in which we live
Capacity to utilize technology (interactive whiteboard and touch-table, classroom website, Chromebook integration, Google Classroom and other apps) to support student learning
Demonstrated cultural competency/fluency with regard to both curriculum and pedagogy
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 485 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.