Walden School, a small, independent, student-centered school, is looking for its next High School Chemistry and Physics teacher and student advisor. This position is tasked with implementing a hands-on, project-based science program that focuses on 21st-century pedagogy. Class responsibilities will include teaching the core and AP sections of Chemistry and Physics with our block schedule program. We firmly believe at Walden that the most important duty of this position is developing the love of science and scientific thinking in students. Walden’s science department deeply cares about fostering inquiry-based and hands-on laboratory experiences, collaborations between colleagues, and student mentorship. As a teacher and advisor, this position will also be tasked with facilitating advisory lessons that are based in a social/emotional curriculum. Candidates should feel mentoring students is equally as important as teaching content.
Ideal teaching candidates will have a master’s degree in education or related field, two years of experience teaching in a classroom setting and willingness to participate in extracurricular activities. Walden is a diverse community that draws students and families with a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Candidates who have experience with diverse populations are especially encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is negotiable. Relocation packages may be offered. Benefits include progressive health, dental and vision care plans with built-in rewards. Life insurance up to one year’s salary. Retirement match and tuition remission for dependents 75%. Free extended day care for dependents until 6pm. Paid paternity, maternity, and medical emergency leave. Daily free lunch and parking.
About Walden School
Walden School is an independent K-12 school offering an academically rigorous and student-centered college preparatory curriculum. Walden is a vibrant learning community that inspires students to think critically and creatively, encourages and supports risk-taking in the classroom, and emphasizes the importance of intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning. Our responsive, dedicated, and compassionate teachers create a classroom environment that leads students to discover and develop their passions and provides them with the tools required to be successful in today’s complex, global society.