The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time upper school chemistry teacher beginning August 2019. The ideal candidate will have a background in teaching various levels of chemistry, with the ability to teach electives or courses in other departmental areas as needed (i.e. Conceptual Physics). The department seeks candidates excited about student-centered learning, interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum, as well as inquiry-based, lab-focused science education.
In addition to teaching, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students and extended-day office hours for additional student support.
Desired Skills and Abilities
An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators
Strong work ethic and interpersonal skills
Ability to function and collaborate effectively as part of a team
Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition
A bachelor’s degree (B.A.) is required and a B.A. or M.A. in Chemistry is preferred; a minimum of 3 years teaching experience is also expected, preferably in an independent school. The science department works as a highly collaborative team and applicants should be enthusiastic about working with other faculty to improve the existing curriculum. Top candidates will have a strong background in teaching a lab-based curriculum.
About The Bishop's School
Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, California, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student/teacher ratio average of 9 to 1, Bishop’s is widely known for academic, artistic and athletic excellence while celebrating and honoring diversity and inclusion. Bishop’s draws from over 65 zip codes and 75 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and surrounding areas. Self-declared students of color make up approximately 48 percent of the student population and $3.5 million is awarded annually in financial aid. The Bishop’s School offers a competitive compensation package, including benefits, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information about The Bishop’s School, please visit www.bishops.com.