North Shore Country Day School, a JK-12 independent school near Chicago, seeks a dynamic, full-time Middle School Science teacher starting with the 2019-20 Academic Year. While a bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred. North Shore is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
The goal of our science program is to empower students to make meaningful connections between theoretical scientific knowledge and the natural world outside of our classrooms. We seek candidates with three or more years of experience; demonstrated passion and talent in engaging students in process-oriented and laboratory-based science curriculum; and a commitment to working collaboratively as part of our Middle School and Science Department The individual in the position will also be tasked with helping to coordinate and coach for our Science Olympiad program.
Because North Shore has a 1:1 iPad program 6th-12th, candidates should be skilled integrators of 21st century technology into their teaching practice, particularly in the context of data collection, analysis, and communication of scientific findings.
Ideal candidates will be believers and cultivators of the ‘growth mindset,’ excellent written and oral communicators, highly collaborative and valued colleagues, and life-long learners who are committed to their own ongoing professional development and that of others. We seek candidates who have invested in growing their intercultural competencies and whose work – inside and outside the classroom - reflect those competencies.
Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter specific to the role at North Shore Country Day School, a resume, a written statement detailing their philosophy/approach to their work, and a listing of professional references (it is helpful to know the context in which the reference worked with the candidate and have both email and phone contact information for each reference). All information should be submitted to electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
North Shore offers competitive salaries that are commensurate with experience. Additionally, North Shore provides an excellent employee benefits program, including health and retirement benefits, tuition support for children’s attendance at North Shore, and professional development funding to support summer study, attendance at conferences/workshops, travel, and advanced degree work. For more information about North Shore Country Day School and the opportunities available for members of our faculty, please go towww.nscds.org/careers.
We are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. North Shore Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. North Shore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.