Full-time Science/Math Teacher Position (Experimental Sciences Department)
High School Science Teacher (Chemistry, Physics, Math)
Location: Sedona, AZ, USA
Employer: Verde Valley School
Type: Full time in a boarding school setting
Category: Science Faculty
Preferred Education: Masters
Verde Valley School seeks a skilled and enthusiastic science teacher with the ability to teach 1 class of 9th-12th grade Physics, 2 classes of 10th grade Chemistry and one additional class in mathematics or sciences at the high school level in a rigorous academic setting.
Teachers at Verde Valley School use an innovative approach to teaching--including primarily experiential, student-centered methods; the use of technology and many poly-modalities activities that honor multiple intelligences. All courses are taught with an inquiry-based approach with the teacher guiding students to question, explore and analyze data using the scientific process. Scientific skills and fluency of content occur through project-based learning.
The ideal candidate is someone who truly loves working with adolescents and is ready to fully immerse in all facets of boarding school life on our rustic desert campus. In addition to classroom teaching, each faculty member supervises students one evening per week, one weekend per month, and twice each week for campus work jobs. Each faculty member leads one extracurricular activity or sport twice each week and is responsible for advising 4-5 students. Most faculty members lead a 2-week wilderness & service trip throughout the Southwest each November. Meals in our dining hall are provided. On-campus housing may be available, space-permitting.
Preference is given to candidates who have:
IB or pre-IB program experience
Experience teaching high school science using an inquiry-based approach
Experience working in a residential setting
Experience and enthusiasm for living and teaching in diverse communities
Experience teaching non-native English speakers
Experience coaching and/or leading outdoor activities
The position begins August 1st 2019. Please send cover letter and resume, with the subject heading “Science Position Application”. No phone calls please.
Candidate must be willing to wholeheartedly engage in all facets of boarding school life including advising, coaching, weekends, and dorm parenting.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Verde Valley School
Verde Valley School is a small, independent, boarding and day school serving grades 9-12. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is our main curriculum, and the student body is 50% international. VVS’s guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding and service to others. Please visit our website for more information at www.vvsaz.org.