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Seeking a Director of Development and Communications to join our team. This position will be critical to helping us achieve our plans for growth and impact.
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Start Date: August 2023
Department: Upper School Science
BB&N is seeking a full-time Upper School Science teacher. Upper School Science teachers are expected to be able to teach at least one of our foundational science classes in Biology, Physics, and Chemistry and to work closely with a team of subject teachers co-creating and evaluating curriculum. This full-time position includes teaching four science classes (including grade 9 Biology). Additional responsibilities include: attending weekly Science Department meetings, contributing to Science Department/Upper School initiatives as determined by the Department Head/Upper School Director, advising, and one other significant duty as determined by the Upper School Director.
BB&N seeks a candidate who values our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Education (DEIG) commitments below as essential to teaching and learning, collaborating with colleagues, and fulfilling our DEIG mission of a just community of belonging and BB&N’s mission of principled engagement.
Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List. to https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1493665/Buckingham-Browne-Nichols-School/Upper-School-Science-Teacher-AY23-24
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.
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 bring to myriad activities. 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.
Austin Preparatory School Middle School Science Teacher
Science Teachers report directly to the Assistant Head/Head of the Upper School, Head of the Middle School and Science Department Chair. Science Teachers are responsible to deliver school and academic department approved curriculum on behalf of the School in support of the School’s mission.
Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:
1. Support the School and its leadership in advancing the mission of Austin Prep and safeguarding the School’s Roman Catholic identity and Augustinian heritage.
2. To teach five sections of students on a seven-day rotating schedule of four classes per day. Over the course of a seven-day academic cycle, a teacher will plan and deliver 20 seventy-five minute classes.
3. Of the remaining eight class periods, Teachers are on-call for substitute teaching and class coverage as needed for colleagues for up to four periods per cycle and are to use the other four class periods to plan and prepare lessons and labs, meet with department chairs and colleagues on lessons, and contribute to committee work on school initiatives.
4. Class preparation includes class instruction that maintains congruency between the school’s board-approved mission statement and all academic activities.
5. Teachers are responsible to plan and develop their course curriculum in support of Austin Prep’s expectation of teaching excellence including a delivery that is appropriate for different learning modalities and styles. Based in adolescent psychology research and best practices, segmentation of classroom work should be varied in activity and in process so as to engage students and foster a thoughtful interactive learning environment.
6. Teachers are responsible to create and manage a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
7. Teachers are responsible for the safety of students and their behavioral decorum in the classroom and throughout campus, inside and outside of buildings, including extracurricular events and off-campus events such as athletic competitions and field trips. Teachers are required to participate in lunch served in the Austin Prep Dining Hall.
8. Teachers are expected to collect, grade, and critique student work on a frequent basis. Teachers are expected to communicate the results of these assessments through a Learning Management System Portal and reach out to families proactively about excellent or sub-par performance via email, phone calls, or in-person meetings before or after school.
9. Teachers are responsible to act as Advisor for 10-12 advisory students. In performing their advisory duties, each Teacher/Advisor will meet with their advisory students four out of every five days in a calendar week. The Advisor is the champion to each advisee and should strive to know well each student in the advisory. The Advisor is the main point of contact for families as they navigate their journey through Austin Prep. As such, each Advisor is responsible to ensure that each advisee is performing to their best potential. Advisors are required to write a letter to the student and the student’s family twice per year to clearly discuss the advisee students’ progress, uniqueness, challenges and successes.
10. Teachers are required to moderate a student club or study hall during the break between second and third period each school day. The student club and activity should be designed and executed by the Teacher so as to be an integral enhancement of the student’s academic and social experience.
11. Teachers are expected to attend and participate in professional development opportunities as needed to maintain and improve their professional capability and as recommended by the Upper School or Middle School Head. This includes teacher in-service programs, and internal and external professional development sessions.
12. Teachers are expected to assist and participate in the planning and the presentation of school assemblies and programs as well as in field trips and other student experiential learning opportunities.
13. Teachers are expected to attend and actively participate in regular faculty meetings to discuss routine school matters and exchange ideas on issues of educational and philosophical interest and concern.
14. Teachers are expected to meet with their department chair to discuss personal and professional development toward reaching clearly defined goals.
15. Educators, in their roles as Teachers and Advisors are expected to support Austin Prep students and families as a manifestation of our core value of community. Teachers are expected to support and celebrate our students by attending co-curricular arts, athletic events and student performances throughout the school year.
16. To support the School and its leadership in advancing the mission of Austin Prep.
17. To perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Education and Experience:
Austin Preparatory School Science Teacher
Science Teachers report directly to the Assistant Head/Head of the Upper School and Science Department Chair. Science Teachers are responsible to deliver school and academic department approved curriculum on behalf of the School in support of the School’s mission.
2. To teach five sections of students on a seven-day rotating schedule of four classes per day. Over the course of a seven-day academic cycle, a teacher will plan and deliver 20 seventy-five-minute classes. Must be familiar with Marine Science, Oceanography, and Biology.
Submit resume and cover letter to ScienceFaculty@austinprep.org
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