About Dexter Southfield: Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
About You: You are an experienced upper school teacher (Grades 9-12) who seeks to share your love of biology by creating a classroom environment that promotes an awareness of the role of science in economic and social progress. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the subject matters and motivate each student to acquire knowledge of scientific facts and principles, and skills in scientific methods of problem solving to help them develop talents in scientific fields. You have excellent organizational and relationship building skills, are adept at guiding students in the classroom, and support their extracurricular pursuits. You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do.
To be successful in this role, you must:
• Prepare and deliver lectures to upper school students on various life science topics as detailed in curriculum. • Instruct students in classroom settings and small groups to expand their knowledge of scientific method and biological sciences. • Supervise students' lab-based activities, including preparation, set-up and clean up. • Evaluate and grade students' class work, labs, assignments, and papers. • Compile, administer, and grade examinations. • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with School policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. • Act as an advisor to students and participate in campus and community events. • Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in education or science with teacher education courses required; advanced degree preferred with proficiency in subject matter training and instruction • At least three years full-time experience working with upper school students • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies • Understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction • Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment • History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.