Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Headwaters School, a Pre-K through grade 12 independent day school serving 530 students across its three campuses in Austin, TX, is seeking a full time Science Teacher in our Middle and High School for the 2023-2024 academic year.
At Headwaters, our teachers nurture a school culture that promotes a growth mindset, a collaborative spirit, a joyful environment, and the achievement of high expectations. Our faculty and staff ensure all members of our school community understand their role in advancing issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Headwaters School supports the professional growth of our school faculty in order to contribute to their feelings of fulfillment, to provide a model of lifelong learning for our students, and to advance the strategic goals of the school.
Our faculty members are responsible for bringing our Purpose statement to life: to cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world. In addition, they guide our students to live authentically, think expansively, and create bravely. We invite our students, guides, staff, parents, and trustees to be Peacemakers, Advocates, Creators, and Thinkers.
Three sections of Middle School Science courses, two sections of 9th grade Biology and a middle school advisory. Candidates will also be prepared to participate in the life of the school, including, but not limited to supervision of lunch, teaching an elective, coaching, sponsoring a club, serving as an advisor, chaperoning trips, and other duties as assigned by the Middle School Director. This position reports directly to our Middle School Director.
Teaching Job Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree required, degree in science preferred
- At least three years prior experience teaching in a Middle or High School setting
- Extensive knowledge and ability to teach Life Science, Physical Science, Environmental Science, Biology and Scientific Methods,
- Experience developing curriculum strongly preferred
Ideal candidates will possess the following skills:
- Advanced Degree, preferred
- Strong commitment to equity, inclusion and belonging practices and curriculum in the classroom
- Passion for working with middle and high school-aged children
- Commitment to personal and professional development
- Ability to maintain calm and focus
- Operates with a high level of integrity, professionalism and organization
- Team player
- Experience integrating technology in pedagogy and the classroom
This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position and compensation is competitive for the greater Austin area. The School offers a wide-range of benefits including generous paid time off, 100% paid medical insurance for the employee, 401(k) retirement plan, on-going professional support and continuing education opportunities, and a unique working environment where you are able to share and receive ongoing feedback. This position reports to the Director of the Middle School.
Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and educational philosophy statement to Leslie Hirsch, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply or go to the Headwaters School Employment website, https://www.headwaters.org/page/about/employment.
Headwaters School welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. As a 501(c)3 non-profit school, Headwaters provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local anti-discrimination law. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All Employees are responsible for complying with the School’s equal employment opportunity policy.
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About Headwaters School
Headwaters School is an independent school in Austin, Texas serving students from early childhood through grade 12. Beginning with a Montessori foundation and progressing to the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme, we cultivate identity formation, foster empathy, and embrace diversity to bring more peace to the world.