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Job Description: Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Instructor
(2 positions available)
This is not your average teaching position. Gloucester Biotechnology Academy instructors enjoy a low student to teacher ratio, students with a passion for science, and support from the Gloucester community.
Our students graduate in 10 months with more lab hours than a 4-year Bachelor’s degree recipient, and are already making a different at biotech, life science and pharmaceutical companies across the state.
Reporting to the Lead Teacher, the Instructor is a part of the Academy’s robust teaching team. Twin passions for teaching and science are a must. The successful candidate will be a collaborative team player and exceptional representative of the organization. This is a critical role as GMGI continues to enhance its quality programs, build capacity and achieve ambitious goals, and represents a tremendous opportunity to join a rapidly growing, high-impact organization recognized in 2022 as the recipient of the Massachusetts Workforce Innovation Award.
Essential Areas of Responsibility
Deliver instruction of theoretical content and practical training in classroom and laboratory to both vocational (post-high school) learners and STEM enrichment (middle and high school) students
Assist in the training and supervision of new instructors and teaching assistants
Prepare lesson materials, teaching schedules, and daily plans
Prepare laboratory for daily experiments, maintain chemical, consumable, and equipment inventory
Assist with student assessments, feedback and professional development
Contribute to the continuous improvement of lectures, curriculum content, labs, assessments, policies, handbook, and lab manuals, in alignment with industry
Test new protocols and draft SOPs
Assist with the routine and periodic maintenance of instruments and safety equipment, and schedule necessary repairs
Manage orders of materials and equipment
Participate in community outreach, recruitment, orientation, internship placement, matriculation and alumni support
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in biology, chemistry, molecular biology, or biotechnology
Individuals with experience in cell culture are highly encouraged to apply
Minimum of one year of experience leading a classroom
Passion for teaching and mentoring students
Comfort working with modern biotechnology instrumentation and methods
Ability to interpret and present scientific data to individuals with a non-science background
Solid understanding of accepted laboratory techniques and practices
Basic knowledge of statistical data analysis
High energy, can-do attitude
Self-motivated, capable of working in a dynamic start-up environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Integrity towards scientific research and data quality
Enthusiasm and commitment to the GMGI mission of innovative science and education
Who we are
The Gloucester Biotechnology Academy launched its first class in 2015, and is a hands-on vocational program which trains young adults to become professional laboratory technicians in the life sciences, biotech and biomanufacturing. The certificate curriculum provides hands-on instruction in such in-demand fields as state-of-the-art genomics sequencing and biomanufacturing, and students get real-world experience with a paid internship. The Academy is one leg of a strategy triad of the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) which also includes a research institute and science community initiative expanding the local economy as we build a vibrant science hub on Cape Ann. The Academy, with graduation and career placement rates that outpace all norms, is in a high-growth mode with a fantastic team ready to lead the organization into its next chapter.
GMGI’s ambitious mission addresses critical challenges facing our oceans, human health and the environment through innovative scientific research and education. By bringing world-class science and transformative workforce development to Gloucester’s historic waterfront, GMGI is catalyzing the regional economy.
Work environment and other requirements
The Instructor is based at GMGI’s Gloucester Biotechnology Academy location, 55 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA. A generous benefits package is provided and salary is commensurate with experience and other qualifications.
GMGI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. In addition to researching diversity in our oceans, GMGI is committed to supporting diversity in our workforce and classrooms. We know that varied backgrounds and experiences stimulates discussion and new ideas. We are taking action on diversity, equity and inclusion by providing training opportunities to increase self-awareness as an organization and building a team of staff and students from uniquely different backgrounds. Our culture is built on innovation, collaboration and a shared desire to impact our community.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com.
7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher
Seeking a full time, salaried 7th and 8th Grade Science teacher. Reports to the Middle School Director.
Roles & Responsibilities
Teach 7th grade Physical Science and 8th grade Anatomy and Physiology
Serve as an advisor
Lead two self designed activities open to 5th-8th graders
Apply practices in classroom and other settings that foster equity, inclusion and belonging among Thayer Academy community members
Engage in ongoing professional development
Serve as an athletic coach for one or more seasons (preferred)
A bachelor’s degree required, Masters (or higher) preferred in Education, Science, or related field
3-5 years teaching experience at the Middle School level preferred
Passion for working with middle schoolers, and desire to build relationships
Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the classroom, in curriculum, and in relationships with members of the school community
High level of comfort and experience with technology in a educational setting
Willingness to work on a team in a collaborative department
Ability to communicate and listen effectively with students and families
Physical Science and Biology knowledge and experience
Experience with Design Thinking or Project Based Learning curriculum development
Experience with Responsive Classrooms or other SEL curriculum and training
Knowledge of robotics and programming
Desire to engage in community science projects
About Thayer Academy
Thayer Academy's mission is “to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.” In its hiring practices, Thayer Academy seeks candidates who come from a broad range of backgrounds and can contribute to a diverse community, who love working with young people, who thrive when engaged in multiple arenas of school life, and who welcome professional growth.
Located next to Braintree's historic district and just up the hill from the MBTA’s final Red Line stop is the historic 34-acre campus of Thayer Academy. Since 1877, our coeducational day school for grades 5-12 has been a dynamic learning environment in which each student is affirmed, supported, and challenged to grow and meaningfully achieve as young scholars, athletes, artists and leaders. Thayer continues to be a place where tradition and innovation meet, and where students form lifelong relationships with one another and with inspiring teachers who care deeply about their students' personal growth and academic success.
Thayer is rooted in the intentionally holistic education of our students, who are viewed as whole individuals with affinities and talents in many areas. Unique to Thayer, because of deliberately coordinated scheduling, it is possible to be both a varsity athlete and sing on stage in the school musical--students here are not forced to choose one path or another. There is a supportive and collaborative camaraderie that pervades our halls and campus--one where students view their classmates as partners, encouraging one another to discover their hidden talents and develop them into lifelong strengths.
When you work at Thayer Academy, you join a warm community of students, parents, and colleagues who value not only academic achievement but also a supportive environment in which continual growth and learning is encouraged and supportive through a robust array of professional development opportunities.
Please email your resume, cover letter, educational philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for three to five references including two present or past supervisors to firstname.lastname@example.org attn:Galen Hamann, Middle School Director.
Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.
The OpenSciEd Equitable Instruction Initiative at Boston College is hiring an additional School Support Specialist to join our team. School Support Specialists work closely with schools and the OEI team to develop resources and provide school-based support for the adoption of OpenSciEd. Schools who work with OEI are grant funded to adopt OpenSciEd as their core instructional science materials through the generous support of the One8 Foundation. Check out the details here: tinyurl.com/OEIsupportspec!
Direct Manager: Jessica Pederson, Director of Education
Job Category: Exempt, Full-time, Permanent
Location: Boylston, MA
Travel Required: Occasional
Salary or Rate Range: $55,000 - 60,000
Apply at: https://towerhillbg.isolvedhire.com/jobs/
Date posted: 03/11/2022 Posting Expires: Open until filled.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden believes diversity in nature promotes a healthy, vigorous garden. We believe that diversity among our staff promotes a healthy work environment and a vigorous organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We believe in diversity of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ability, and all the other traits that make us unique. Tower Hill is an equal opportunity employer.
The Manager is expected to carry out the responsibilities of the job in ways that support Tower Hill’s mission and to its commitment to creating a diverse and welcoming organization.
Under the direction of the Director of Education, the Manager of Adult Education is charged with attracting and serving a diverse population of new and existing adult audiences through a comprehensive suite of existing and new learning opportunities including but not limited to in-person and online programs, hands-on workshops, series classes, lectures, symposia, and trips. The Manager of Adult Education works to strengthen curriculum, diversify instructional strategies, hire new teaching staff, and helps shape our overall growth strategy by analyzing enrollment data and student evaluations. The ideal candidate is strategic, creative, highly organized, an excellent communicator, and has extensive experience with adult program planning and logistics.
Manager of Adult Education Responsibilities
Leadership and Interpersonal Relations
Supervision and Training
The Manager of Adult Education position is salaried and exempt from overtime. When program coverage is not required, the typical schedule is Monday through Friday. However, the work schedule for this position can be highly variable. The Manager must be able to flex their schedule to accommodate evening and weekend programs. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors, and the Manager of Adult Education will be asked to assist with program management in outdoor roles.
Manager of Adult Education Education and Experience
Physical Demands / Working Conditions:
Note: Duties described above, other duties and physical demands have been identified as essential functions as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, Tower Hill Botanic Garden fosters an inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and serve our visitors as well as the communities of Worcester County, Massachusetts, and New England.
Currently all employees are required to wear masks while on the property.
All Tower Hill, employees must be fully vaccinated (verification required) or be approved by Tower Hill as exempt for medical or religious reasons. If the employee receives this accommodation, they must be tested weekly at a site of their choosing and provide a negative PCR test result to Tower Hill. A booster is required 7 months after 2nd Moderna or Pfizer Vaccine or 90 days after Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
We are seeking a full-time Science/STEM educator to teach students Kindergarten-Grade 6 in our two small, inclusive and welcoming school communities. The teacher hired would work 3 days a week at the East Boston Early Education Center, teaching K2 and Grade and 2 days a week at the Alighieri, K-6.
Both the EEC and the Alighieri share core commitments of developing independent learners and conscious community members and we see STEM education as crucial in students' intellectual development. Our two are walking distance from each other, in a wonderful, diverse neighborhood and we are excited to have a STEM teacher join our team.
We're looking for a teacher that is passionate about fostering a love for Science, Engineering and Inquiry. An ideal candidate could work from available curricula, as well as leveraging the General Education curriculum and community resources to create an engaging, dynamic Elementary Science program.
Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional SCIENCE TEACHER with an SEI Endorsement who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who desire to serve where their efforts matter. In BPS, the teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities as a teacher.
REPORTS TO: Principal/Headmaster
CORE COMPETENCIES: Using the Rubric of Effective Teaching, the Office of Human Capital has identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS teachers should possess:
(II-A-1. Quality of Effort and Work, II-D-2. High Expectations, I-B-2. Adjustments to Practice)
(I-A-1. Subject Matter Knowledge, I-A-4. Well-Structured Lessons)
(II-A-3. Meeting Diverse Needs, II-A-2. Student Engagement, II-B-1. Safe Learning Environment)
(II-C-1. Respects Differences, II-C-2. Maintains Respectful Environment)
(III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement)
(IV-A-1. Reflective Practice, IV-C-1. Professional Collaboration)
Terms: BTU, Group I
Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.
The start and end times of BPS schools vary, as do the lengths of the school day. Some BPS schools have a longer school day through the "Schedule A" Expanded Learning Time (ELT) agreement. To learn more about ELT at BPS and whether or not this school is a "Schedule A" ELT school, check here: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/6571. To see the bell schedule for every BPS school, go to: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/7017. Please note, these times may be subject to change prior to the start of the school year.
The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.
Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center, Inc. Seeks a Curriculum Development Consultant with Ecological Expertise
Located atop Great Blue Hill in Milton, MA, Blue Hill Observatory & Science is a National Historic Landmark and a Centennial Observing Site—1of 6 in the U.S recognized by the World Meteorological Organization.
Our daily weather observation and data collection for 137 years form the longest, most consistent, and most extensive climate record in North America—and they are an irreplaceable resource that supports the Observatory’s mission to advance climate research and understanding.
The Observatory’s weather and climate education programs annually serve 4,000 students on-site and through various venues in and around Greater Boston. Programs include: Observatory Exploration, Weather Watching at Great Blue Hill, The Math of Meteorology, Guided Hikes, Kite Making Workshops, Internships for High School and College Students, “Launch Your Career in Meteorology”
SCOPE OF WORK & DELIVERABLES
The Observatory is seeking an experienced Elementary, Middle and High School Curriculum Developer with additional expertise in ecology to develop a new educational program entitled "Picture Post for Environmental Conservation" that aligns with the Massachusetts State Science Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. The exciting multi-tiered program suite will leverage a ten-year geospatial data collection project for monitoring vegetation health and phenological indications of climate change at Blue Hill. The Curriculum Developer should have experience with working with online datasets and integrating the use of data into the curriculum they develop. It is preferred that the candidate have experience with excel, image processing and geospatial software. The program's intended outcome is to educate and inspire youth and adults to preserve the environment and navigate climate change.
Program Overview & Deliverables:
"Picture Post for Environmental Conservation" Overview:
Tier I—Middle school youth curriculum 8-hours total includes, 4-hours at the Observatory for observation of Blue Hill's natural setting and utilization of an interactive storyboard exhibit displaying environmental change along with 4 hours of classroom content supporting the educator's need to teach Next Generation Science Standards. Our goal is to bring 400 inner city middle school youth to the Observatory in 2022.
Once launched the content will be modified for elementary and high school levels. Many environmental changes have been documented at Blue Hill. The expanded content will cover mitigation and adaptation to address climate change.
Tier II—Online climate coursework providing 8 hours of lessons (24 total) for elementary, middle and high school youth that leverages the Observatory's "Picture Post" data. This curriculum will be delivered on the Observatory's website with tutorials supporting how the content may be utilized to teach science while addressing climate change.
Tier III—An expanded "Picture Post Guided Hike" for youth and adults will investigate observed and scientifically validated wildlife and environmental changes at Blue Hill. A supporting storyboard display will utilize the Observatory's climate data in a visual manner to teach how data supports scientific reasoning.
Plus supporting documents such as:
Curriculum Teacher Guides/Tutorials
Curriculum Student Handbooks
Curriculum Overview Tailored to Internal Staff and External Stakeholders
The successful Curriculum Developer candidate will report to the Executive Director and will be able to draw on the subject matter expertise of the Blue Hill Observatory Board. The Curriculum Developer will also collaborate with an Evaluation Consultant.
To apply for this position please provide the following documents to Cheryl Cummings at
Cover letter (maximum two pages) describing relevant expertise/experience in curriculum development and ecology
Sample(s) of prior work
References from prior projects
Deadline for submitting a proposal is 5pm EST on Friday, March 11, 2022.
The Harvard Forest (HF) Schoolyard Ecology Program, which serves 70 teachers and 3,500+ students in grades 4-12 annually, seeks a part-time Coordinator to lead the program into its third decade. The program’s primary goal is to support educators in the U.S. Northeast to conduct authentic ecological field studies with their students, by exploring trees and ecosystems within walking distance of their schools. To date, 164 schools have submitted data from their field studies, and these data can be freely explored online.
Schools from urban, suburban, and rural districts participate in the HF Schoolyard Ecology program. A core strategic goal for the coming decade is to better support teachers from urban districts in collecting field data with their students. This is part of a larger aim to empower students from all communities to recognize the importance of their home ecosystems and their local knowledge in creating a sustainable future. Another core programmatic goal is to further leverage the Forest’s deep connections with university students, scientists, and a range of land stewards – including Indigenous community leaders and conservation organizations – to offer youth a range of affirming pathways to future land stewardship and STEM careers.
Our work is guided by a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; each staff contributor brings passion, sincerity, and honest self-reflection to fulfilling the program’s vital role in cultivating the next generation of land stewards and STEM leaders, inspiring and supporting teachers as they face myriad challenges in the classroom, and honoring the people and ecosystems that sustain our work. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Program and annual grants from private foundations.
Under the supervision of HF’s Director of Education and Outreach, and in partnership with HF ecologists and partner organizations, the Coordinator will:
Bachelor’s degree and at least two years’ experience as a full-time, formal classroom teacher of grades 4-12, including direct experience with STEM teaching and assessment.
A successful candidate will possess:
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.
This is a grant-funded, part-time (up to 22 hours weekly), benefits-eligible position with a salary grade of 55. The initial term is 6 months, with the possibility for extension based on funding and performance.
To apply, submit via the following: a resume/CV, cover letter, and a sample STEM lesson plan and assessment rubric that you have created.
Application review will begin February 28, 2022; the position will remain open until it is filled.
To view an FAQ, submit an anonymous question, and find information about a webinar Q&A with the search committee on February 22, visit https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/schoolyard-ecology-program-coordinator-search-2022. You may also direct questions to Clarisse Hart, HF Director of Education and Outreach, at email@example.com.
The Harvard Forest welcomes full participation by individuals with disabilities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the search committee (see FAQ), or contact our administrative team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about accessibility at Harvard Forest at https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/accessibility-harvard-forest.
Unfortunately, Harvard University cannot sponsor international visas for this position.
We particularly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in the sciences (Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members) and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Christa McAuliffe Center, manager of the Framingham State University Planetarium, is seeking a part time instructor to facilitate planetarium programs for K-12 school groups and out-of-school time groups. The Planetarium Instructor will independently operate all planetarium equipment and systems in order to facilitate daily planetarium activities that are educational, interactive, and responsive to the needs of a diverse range of visiting groups. Experience working in a planetarium environment is recommended.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Assistant Director
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Staff occasional evening and weekend events at the McAuliffe Center.
This is a part-time non-benefited, contract position, not to exceed 18 hours per week. The pay rate is $18/hour.
It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside campus buildings.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates must apply online by submitting:
*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university's efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.
Application Deadline: For full consideration, application materials must be received by February 18, 2022. Apply now.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or email@example.com.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Leadership role within the McAuliffe Center requiring a deep commitment to collaborative work in open-ended contexts. Manage operations for the FSU Planetarium, including facilities and equipment, staff, activities, and resources. Design, supervise, and implement planetarium offerings, including K-12 school visits, college courses, public events, and online counterparts via virtual programs. Manage and work with a content creation team to produce multimedia digital resources for all McAuliffe Center educational offerings. Research and develop planetarium capabilities for new interdisciplinary offerings geared at college-level students.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Contractors, interns, and work-studies associated with Planetarium
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Director of McAuliffe Center
EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Development & Implementation
Human, Physical and Financial Responsibilities
Occasional work on weekends and evenings; scheduling of work activities is based according to audiences needs.
Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit with an official title of Staff Associate and functional title of Planetarium Manager. The salary range is $55,000-$60,000.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2022, but applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. Apply now.
PART-TIME CHEMISTRY TEACHER
Date Posted: November 18, 2021 Position Dates: March 21, 2022 - June 15, 2022
Job Description: Part-time Faculty
The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a part-time, experienced chemistry teacher in the Science Department. Responsibilities include teaching one upper-level chemistry class. A successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills; will value progressive, student-centered education; will demonstrate an ability to make strong connections with students; will be passionate about teaching creative students with a variety of learning styles in a boarding and day school environment; and will have experience in differentiating and working in multiple modalities. Applicants should be well versed in culturally responsive teaching practices and be interested in further developing their cultural competencies and equity literacy skills. Applicants must also be interested and adept in teaching science through an anti-racist lens. In addition to these qualifications, our ideal candidate values collaboration among colleagues in our vibrant, art-infused school. A strong candidate will also add to the diversity of perspectives within the department.
Specific Responsibilities for This Position Include:
● Teach one “Chemistry I” course in the Science Department comprising three teaching blocks spread across two, six-week modules. The first module of the course is a “double block” in which the class meets for two 90-minute blocks each day (for a total of 180 minutes a day). The second module of the course is a “single block” with the class meeting for just one, 90-minute block each day. The course is a lab-based elective that provides a broad foundation in chemistry, covering most of the topics traditionally taught in a full-year honors-level chemistry course.
● Plan, develop, and execute lessons that showcase innovation, creativity, and a passion for the art of teaching while also utilizing distinctive instructional approaches that best serve the students’ long-term interest.
● Utilize the lab safely and effectively to incorporate experimentation, observation, collaboration, and problem solving into the learning experience.
● Evaluate students' ability to meet course standards in scientific knowledge and skills. Document and communicate progress to students, advisors, and parents/guardians regarding academic progress in the course.
● Participate in weekly departmental meetings prepared to discuss student concerns, teaching pedagogy, professional development, and curriculum developments.
● Demonstrate a willingness and interest to learn and share new pedagogical techniques and develop specific curricular expertise. Read and stay abreast of current topics in science education and engage science teaching faculty in discussions on new perspectives.
Skills and Qualifications:
● Undergraduate degree in science field required
● 3-5 years of experience providing instructions to students preferred
● A passion and desire to learn
● Innovative and lab-based approaches to delivering chemistry content
● Familiarity with project-based learning
● Strong interest in working with adolescents
● A desire to innovate within the science curriculum
● Ability to effectively collaborate with others
● Ability to communicate effectively with all staff and colleagues
● Strong interpersonal communication skills for interaction with students, staff, and parents
Qualities of the “ideal candidate:”
An ideal candidate will have a desire to teach adolescents, a passion for continued professional growth, a commitment to learning new things, an ability to incorporate diverse experiences into their teaching, and actionable experience eliminating barriers of equity and inclusion in educational settings.
Deadline for Application: Candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. We will accept applications until the position has been filled.
A leader among America’s progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At this day and boarding high school located in Weston MA, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address complex questions — with curiosity and courage. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and high expectations of our justice-minded community, they find and develop what is extraordinary in themselves and in the world around them. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community, and the world.
The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will increase our diversity to apply.
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