Working as a science teacher at Columbia Independent School requires a wide variety of abilities, but also offers a very rewarding experience. The teacher must have a deep understanding of science, as well as a love for the subject that can be transferred to the students of various ages, abilities and interests.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Seeking teachers with the ability to teach all or some of the following: Physics, required; Chemistry and/or Computer Science,additionally preferred
Update and create curriculum in conjunction with the departmental goals
Work with students on an individual basis (as needed) outside of regularly scheduled class times
Provide regular feedback (written and verbal) to students and parents
Update online student information system and electronic grade books regularly
Prepare progress reports and conduct conferences for students and parents
Collaborate with other departments on cross-curricular connections
Model life-long learning for students through personal and professional growth
Attend professional development opportunities
Regularly attend faculty meetings
Serve as an ambassador for the school at Open Houses and other admissions or public relations activities.
When needed, provide support and chaperone for middle or upper school functions (school events, field trips, socials, etc.)
Bachelor’s degree in science
Teaching experience required
Working knowledge of current technology used in science education, with a willingness to learn more
Demonstrated passion for teaching and an interest in working with students of all upper school ages
Commitment to the success of every student
Proven collaborator and team member
Innovative and optimistic thinker
Life-long learner with a growth mindset
How to Apply
Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: Letter of Interest, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and Resumé/CV.
About Columbia Independent School
Columbia Independent School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 350 students in junior kindergarten through grade twelve, located in mid-Missouri near the University of Missouri, Stephens College, and Columbia College. Founded in 1998, CIS seeks to foster superior academic, artistic, athletic, and social growth for each of its students. Students come from a variety of socio-economic, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds from Columbia and the surrounding area, as well as foreign countries such as China, Germany, Republic of Georgia, and South Korea. Columbia Independent School is a member of National Association of Independent Schools, ISACS, National Association for College Admission Counseling, The College Board, Educational Records Bureau, and National Honor Society.
Columbia Independent School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.