The Dalton School, a progressive independent K-12 coeducational school in Manhattan, seeks a physics teacher for immediate hire. Science at Dalton is taught through an inquiry-based approach, with an emphasis on developing scientific habits of mind. These include scientific literacy, data analysis and critical thinking skills. Our ideal candidate enjoys working with students across a wide range of abilities and interests and is committed to their own professional growth. We seek a teacher who is knowledgeable, flexible, collaborative and good at establishing rapport with students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach Physics at the high school level
Design innovative, engaging, and differentiated high school Physics lessons
Plan assignments and curriculum in collaboration with science teachers and other departments
Work one-on-one with students daily for support and enrichment
Engage actively in the equity and diversity work at The Dalton School
Support the mission of The Dalton School and the Dalton Plan
Please indicate if you are available for a part or full-time appointment. Available immediately for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. A long-term search will be conducted during Spring 2020.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the employment portal using the following link - www.dalton.org/employment
Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics or Physics required; graduate degree preferred
Experience working with high school students preferred
Ability to work productively and collaboratively with a diverse faculty and student body
Open-minded, flexible, and adaptable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.