BASIS Independent Manhattan is seeking qualified candidates for a Physics Teacher for the 2019/2020 School Year!
Who We Are
BASIS Independent Schools is a network of PreK–grade 12 private schools raising the standards of student learning to the highest international levels. In five years, we have established five leading private schools in some of the world's most dynamic regions, including New York City, Silicon Valley, and Northern Virginia, with more campuses opening in the coming years. BASIS Independent Schools is building a team of talented, passionate, and hard-working educators to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us!
What We're Looking For
In this teaching position, you have the opportunity to use your passion for your subject to inspire students and prepare them for future AP classes and testing. Students are introduced to the vocabulary that describes the physical universe around them, while learning about motion, forces, and energy. Topics covered include Newtonian laws, waves, heat, current, magnetism, and the application of mathematical language to physical language. Student guided-labs will give students hands on experience and learning opportunities.
As part of a uniquely collaborative and professional teaching community, you will have the opportunity to work with talented colleagues to create a learning culture where diverse perspectives are challenged and tested in an environment of informed thought and collegiality.
Your Primary Responsibilities
Provide Physics instruction for middle-school aged students on a higher level than grade standard, in an interactive learning environment to deliver exceptional results for all students.
Instruct students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of their academic and career success.
Implement the BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to display your passion for the subject and educate students at an internationally competitive level.
Collaborate with other BASIS Curriculum Teachers to form a community of smart, talented and interesting people who are passionate about their work and readily willing to work in a professional and academic environment.
Guide student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect and individuality in all students.
Essential Teacher Qualifications
Deep subject matter knowledge and expertise
Able to differentiate instruction
Able to create positive classroom community and build relationships with students
Able to engage students in rigorous content and well-planned, well-paced lessons
Skilled in classroom management (high warm and high firm)
Has excitement, joy and passion for teaching kids and personal development/learning
Has strong verbal and written communication skills with kids, employees, and parents
Open to feedback and continuous growth
Creative in instructional and classroom management strategies
Cooperative, supportive, flexible
Has a strong work ethic and “do whatever it takes” mind set
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in the subject area. Coursework or experience in education is not required, nor is certification. Candidates must have the ability to obtain a fingerprint clearance card.
Preferred Qualifications: Subject matter postgraduate work (Master's or Ph.D.) is preferred. Together with a high level of educational attainment, a successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence. Critically, an applicant must possess a high GPA in his/her major, excellent recommendations, experience working with children- not necessarily in the classroom- and be open to new ideas in teaching.
Additional Salary Information: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS Independent Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.
About BASIS Independent Manhattan
BASIS began as a visionary venture in 1998 when Dr. Michael and Olga Block, world-class economics academics, found that students in their classrooms who were educated outside of the United States were not only more prepared for the challenges faced in college than their American counterparts, but were simply "better" at being students. Digging further, they found that low expectations among American students led to a lack of curricular substance in U.S. classrooms. Creating a brand new school in Tucson, Arizona, they discovered that American students thrived when challenged, rising to and surpassing the best students in the world. Thus the BASIS.ed revolution was born!They developed a formula for success, refined regularly since then, that proves every child can become a great student when presented a rigorous course of study taught by Subject Expert Teachers and supported by a culture of excellence. What began as a single campus in Tucson has grown to become a unique, high-achieving, and unprecedented network of schools - five independent schools in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Silicon Valley, Fremont, and McLean, an international school in Shenzhen, China, and 26 charter schools across t...he United States.Today, BASIS students have propelled their schools to become the top ranked in the nation and acclaimed world-wide, as noted in Amanda Ripley's book "The Smartest Kids in the World (and How They Got That Way).The BASIS.ed curriculum and program of study are based on 15 years refinement of a rigorous, challenging, supportive academic experience, ranked among the very best in the world.