Porter-Gaud School is an Episcopal, independent, coeducational day school with 1,050 students in grades 1 -12. The School is seeking a full-time Middle School Science Teacher beginning with the 2021- 2022 school year. Our Middle School division is comprised of grades 5 through 8.
Responsibilities: This position will involve teaching classes of up to two grade levels of Middle School Science, potentially including Life Science, Earth Systems Science, Environmental and Physical Science, with the incorporation of technology and engineering as appropriate to meet STEM and NGSS goals. Additional responsibilities will include serving as advisor to a small group of students and participation in various Middle School activities such as committees, grade level & division level meetings, clubs and organizations. The Middle School Science Teacher will participate as an active team member within the Science Department, the Middle School faculty, and the school community as a whole, while inspiring a love of and appreciation for laboratory science in our students.
Reporting: The Middle School Science Teacher will report directly to the Head of Middle School and takes direction from the Science Department Chair.
Porter-Gaud School is committed to increasing the racial, ethnic, and religious diversity of our faculty and staff. The School welcomes applicants who would bring additional dimensions to the School's teaching mission. In accordance with law, Porter-Gaud School is an equal opportunity employer and hires without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.
Porter-Gaud School is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. We hold our employees to the highest possible standards. All employees are subject to extensive background screenings and must sign our Code of Conduct. We strive to monitor employees while interacting with students. We take any inappropriate interactions between students and employees seriously and are committed to mandatory reporting standards as required by law. We will fully cooperate with authorities in any allegation or case of abuse.
Qualifications: - A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a degree or certification in science or science education. - Proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom. - A well-developed knowledge of classroom safety and preparation requirements for laboratory set-ups. - Previous teaching experience. - Previous experience working with Middle School aged children is a plus. - Knowledge of and desire to teach progressive pedagogical methods. - Willingness to support diversity and inclusion efforts at the school.
Personal attributes: - Appreciates and enjoys interacting with energetic Middle School age students and partnering with their families in their student's academic development. - Shows evidence of organization, self-motivation, and punctuality. - Shows evidence of a desire and willingness to contribute to the life of an independent school.