Middle School Science Teacher (starting August 2023)
We are looking for passionate educators to join our community who know how to support middle school students and are committed to teaching the whole child. The ideal Science teacher engages in experiential, inquiry-based pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning while understanding differentiated instruction. We seek teachers who have the flexibility to teach any middle school science-level course, understand the importance of developing student research skills, and value working in a highly collaborative teaching and learning environment. Candidates should be comfortable working with students with a range of academic capabilities and be open to their own continued professional growth. We seek individuals who support the school’s Mission and its Precepts and Principles.
St. John’s School seeks individuals passionate about teaching and learning who are excited by collaborating with colleagues and supporting students' intellectual curiosity and social-emotional development. We are interested in supporting faculty who see themselves as lifelong learners interested in innovation in curriculum and who model a love of science and discovery for our students. We expect community members to engage in conversations that support ongoing professional development in their disciplines, embrace interdisciplinary opportunities, and help further our school’s strategic initiatives, including community and inclusion.
Teach a course load of 4 sections of Science 8
Serve as an advisor for 12-14 students annually and guide and support the Social-Emotional Learning program.
Work as a collaborative member of a grade-level and departmental team.
Participate in a weeklong, grade-level overnight trip annually
Engage in shared middle school responsibilities and duties, including our DaVinci activity periods and study halls.
Bachelor’s degree in science, science education, or related field (physical science/physics). Master's degree preferred.
Minimum three years of relevant classroom teaching experience teaching middle school-aged students.
Proven ability to collaborate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community.
An understanding and demonstrated commitment to competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A strong work ethic along with excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
Proficient in using technology, including Promethean Boards and the Google platform.
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter expressing your interest, a resume, and contact information for three professional references (including name, title, email, and phone number) to MSEmployment@sjs.org. Please generate all documents as one MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Completed applications will be reviewed as received, and the position will remain open until filled. Thank you for your interest in St. John’s School. No phone calls or emails, please.