Moravian Academy is seeking an engaging, dynamic, and innovative science teacher to join the department as a full time faculty member starting the 2019-20 school year. This full time faculty member will be responsible for designing and implementing 4 sections of Upper School Chemistry courses. The position will become an advisor and make a significant contribution to student life as a fifth responsibility.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead teacher in Chemistry with capacity to expand to other courses.
Facilitate and mentor students in conducting research and sustained independent projects in the sciences.
Facilitate hands-on exploration, student collaboration and problem-solving.
Create meaningful partnerships with parents and families, including regular communications through school-supplied online tools, emails, and phone calls.
Assess and provide feedback to students and parents during comment and grading periods.
Assume duties including, but not limited to, serving as an advisor to a small group of students, taking on a fifth responsibility, and leading an activity.
Participate in professional collaboration, including committee work, chapel services and divisional faculty meetings.
A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a science-related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred.
Minimum 3-5 years of teaching experience.
Ability and willingness to teach Chemistry.
Preference will be given to applicants with a previous background in independent schools or similar college-preparatory programs.
Proficiency in digital educational technologies.
Skills and Abilities
Uses student-centered teaching methodologies and other research-informed practices.
Energetic, engaging, and creative with a clear love of students and the learning process.
Collaborates with faculty and students at Moravian Academy.
Interested and experienced in leading curriculum refinement and collaborative professional development within a department.
Engages in the community life of the school, including attending various co-curricular events.
A lifelong learner and a scientist who is committed to professional development and collaboration with other professional scientists and organizations.
Compensation and Benefits:
Moravian Academy salaries are competitive and based on years of experience and expertise. The Academy’s generous retirement plan pays 8% of salary when eligible employees contribute 5% of their salary through payroll reduction. Full time employees are eligible to enroll in the Group Medical and Prescription Healthcare Program offered by the school. The Academy pays up to 70% of the premium. The Academy financially supports the continuing professional development of its faculty and administrators. Tuition remission in the form of need-based aid for tuition at Moravian Academy is available for the children of employees who qualify.
This is a full-time position beginning August 12, 2019.
Submit digital materials, including a letter of intent, resume and statement of educational philosophy, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Address letter of intent to: Dylan Deal, Upper School Director, Moravian Academy, 4313 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020
Moravian Academy is an equal opportunity employer and we strive to provide an environment that welcomes a diverse community.
About Moravian Academy
Founded in 1742, Moravian Academy is a coeducational primer-grade 12 independent college preparatory school. The Academy, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has an enrollment of over 700 students. The school has three divisions: the lower school (primer-grade 5), the middle school (grades 6-8) and the upper school (grades 9-12). Our lower and middle schools are located in historic downtown Bethlehem and the upper school is located on a bucolic 120-acre campus in Bethlehem Township, approximately 6 miles from the downtown campus. Moravian Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools, and the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education.
Moravian Academy is a church-related school whose Moravian tradition affirms that young people best realize their potential in an atmosphere of love and understanding. We seek to promote the child’s full development in mind, body and spirit. Since 1742, our tradition has encouraged sound innovations to meet the contemporary challenges while recognizing the permanence of basic human values.