As a full-time classroom teacher, you will initially be responsible for teaching 4-5 sections of life science classes in our STEM Department. This position will likely focus on teaching 11th-grade Biology classes and possibly Environmental Science, and will likely include advanced-level and interdisciplinary work. All teachers at Dunn work closely with their peers in a collaborative, cooperative, college-preparatory academic environment. You will also be involved with other facets of the Dunn School boarding community such as coaching, advising, and residential duties.
At Dunn School, teacher effectiveness and impact are measured and aligned to the Dunn School Characteristics of Professional Excellence (follow this link for more detail). The CPEs describe an educator who is committed to the following: Professional Growth, Collegiality/Community, Mission and Core Values, Student-Centered, Academic Excellence, Individualized Instruction.
Roles and Responsibilities
Teach 4 to 5 sections of life science classes
Teach 1-2 Wednesday afternoon enrichment classes
Coach 1 season of after-school athletics or activities
Residential duty in the dormitories (2-3 nights/month Sunday-Thursday)
Weekend duty (approximately five weekend duty shifts and five Friday night duty shifts)
Student advisor (4-6 students)
Participation in the Dunn School Leadership Program
Other duties and roles to be determined
How to Apply:
Please email a letter of introduction and your resume to Gene Vachon, Associate Head of School: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your cover letter should highlight any education, previous experience, or desire to work in a boarding school environment.
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following professional skills and characteristics:
Biology/life sciences teaching experience (certification is not required) in a 9th- through 12th-grade educational environment
Bachelor’s degree (Master's degree preferred)
Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the Dunn School faculty
Strong writing skills
Academic computer literacy
Demonstrable commitment to professional growth
About Dunn School
Dunn School is a private boarding and day school located in the Santa Ynez Valley of California’s beautiful Central Coast. Dunn School is ideally suited for a candidate who seeks to offer a positive contribution to a residential educational community and build meaningful relationships with students and staff.
The mission of Dunn School is to educate the whole student to his or her fullest potential in preparation for a life of learning and responsible leadership in society. To accomplish our mission, we as students, teachers, staff, parents, trustees, and friends are committed to understanding and living by five core values: Academic Excellence, Emotional Wellness, Physical Readiness, Social Responsibility, and Moral Courage.