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Job Opportunity: Upper School Science Teacher

28 Jul 2022 11:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Upper School Science Teacher, One Year (AY 22-23)

Cambridge, MA

Job Type Full-time

Start Date: August 24, 2022 

Department: Upper School Science                                 

Job Summary: 

BB&N is seeking a full-time Upper School Science teacher for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is a one-year role with possible continuation after participation in a search process conducted in the school year.  We seek a teacher capable of teaching Biology, Scientific Ethics, and various disciplines and levels of college preparatory science. Primary responsibilities include teaching four sections of science at regular and honors level. The ability to teach multiple disciplines and electives is welcome.


Additional responsibilities include attending weekly Science Department and discipline-specific meetings, contributing to Science Department/Upper School initiatives as determined by the Department Head and the Upper School Director, advising, and one other significant duty (coaching one season or otherwise) as determined by the Upper School Director.


A strong candidate for this BB&N position would positively contribute to our departmental philosophy of "Thinking Critically, Acting Ethically" both in and out of the science classroom. The candidate should be comfortable working with a team in designing, innovating, and delivering a curriculum that incorporates skill development, metacognition, and cultural competency.


Skills and Competencies:

With a distinct passion to inspire and to engage students in appreciating the complexity and simplicity of science as it relates to their everyday lives, the candidate should be able and willing to:

  • share their foundational science knowledge in ways that actively engage students in thinking about current issues from a variety of perspectives and lenses,
  • collaborate to craft and shape experiences for students to engage in meaningful experimentation and data collection/analysis,
  • cultivate joy and curiosity of science for all through creating and maintaining an authentic, inclusive community centered on dignity and belonging, 
  • advance efforts of equity and anti-racism through the lens of science,
  • work effectively with a diverse group of people, including students, parents, faculty, and staff while maintaining great communication, accountability, and reflection practices, and, 
  • engage with the department and the school faculty as a whole, sharing their own experiences in order to bring a fresh perspective to the community.

About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.


BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community and contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have classmates and friends who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in the preparation for global citizenship.


The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating, knowing and understanding, and learning from each other.


To Apply:

Please visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1211454/Buckingham-Browne-Nichols-School/Upper-School-Science-Teacher-One-Year-AY-22-23 


Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job-related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.

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