Brooks School seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Science Teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. The ideal candidate will have flexibility and willingness to teach in all levels of the Science program. Training in chemistry or physics is preferred, but candidates with backgrounds in any scientific discipline will be considered. This is a part-time position.
The successful candidate will
Demonstrate passion and expertise in the teaching of Science.
Teach skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes through courses in physics, chemistry, biology, or general science.
Combine critical thinking, reading, writing, and research in the curriculum and in instruction.
Be well versed in multiple areas of science and science education.
Be confident in the use of technology in the classroom to engage learners.
Apply engaging and innovative student centered teaching practices that adjusts to meet varying student needs
Possess a growth mindset in considering current pedagogical best practices and an understanding of adolescent development
Implement best learning practices and keep updated with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods by engaging in conferences and other professional growth opportunities.
Work collaboratively with the members of the department to develop courses that are consistent and coordinated across the science curriculum.
Be self-directed with a strong work ethic
Demonstrate commitment to school-wide initiatives, campus involvement, and the lives of our students outside of the classroom
Possess a sense of humor with patience and empathy for adolescents
Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues, and parents regarding student progress and achievement.
Teaching two-four sections of Science, which may include, regular, honors, or AP.
Innovative teaching practices that balance the development of procedural skills, conceptual understanding of scientific ideas, appropriate use of technology, and opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving.
Knowledge of relevant technology to improve instruction and student achievement
Experience with or interest in problem based-learning pedagogy helpful but not required
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues within the department
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.