The Science Department Chair is a key member of the school's academic leadership. Reporting to the Academic Dean, department chairs oversee teaching and learning in departments spanning grades 6 to 12, both the Middle and Upper Schools. Chairs lead decision-making related to curriculum and instruction; ensure excellence in professional practices; and foster a culture of growth, reflection, and continual improvement in their departments.
Course reduction and salary for the role are commensurate with responsibility and experience.
EA is transitioning from separate division-based department chairs in the middle and upper schools to grade 6-12 chairs. In this transition, we will consider both internal and external candidates.
At The Episcopal Academy, we are united by our shared mission, rich history, and dedication to excellence. An EA employee:
Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF in one email with the subject line "Science Department Chair" to firstname.lastname@example.org. Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.
Cover letter expressing interest in this position;
List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each
Start date: August 2019
The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.
Successful candidates for this position will have demonstrated leadership capacity and/or experience in the following areas:
Assessment of student learning
Supervision of instruction, planning, assessment, and professional standards
Teacher evaluation and growth
Program administration and operations
Candidates with advanced degrees, diverse experiences in middle and upper school education, and a track record of excellence in the classroom will be viewed favorably.
About The Episcopal Academy
The Episcopal Academy, located in Newtown Square, PA, offers college preparatory education for more than 1,200 boys and girls from PK-12th Grade in three units: Lower, Middle and Upper schools.
Episcopal Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability and familial affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.