St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced science educator in Physics to join our Upper School faculty for the 2021-2022 school year. A strong candidate will have subject area expertise, extensive teaching experience, and a compassionate, student-centered understanding of the developmental needs of adolescent boys. As this is a Master Teaching Chair position, competitive candidates will be expert teachers with over ten years of classroom experience. Candidates will have a substantive command of physics and direct experience teaching the AP Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism courses or college level equivalents. Candidates will employ a variety of teaching methodology to engage students in meaningful ways while expressing a joy for teaching and a commitment towards lifelong learning. Strong candidates will design lessons that lead to mastery of concepts and skills using instructional technologies, lab-based experiences, student-centered activities, and direct instruction.
Beyond the classroom, faculty at St. Mark’s participate in a variety of activities with students that include serving as an Advisor to a small group of students, coaching a sport, sponsoring a club, or participating in the Wilderness Program. Successful candidates will have experiences and interests that allow them to contribute in those areas of school life, as well. Finally, St. Mark’s School of Texas is committed to character and leadership education, and prospective faculty members should have a desire to help develop these qualities in young men alongside the delivery of physics content.
Teaching four sections of physics in the Upper School, including AP Physics C, which includes mechanics and electricity & magnetism
Taking a prominent role in the Upper School physics program by contributing to curriculum updates and developing innovative lab activities and demonstrations
Managing the physics labs and storage spaces, which includes maintaining equipment, procuring supplies, managing inventory, and establishing and enforcing safety procedures.
Serving as an Advisor to a small group of boys
Performing duties related to the position of Master Teacher, which may include mentoring young teachers
Contributing to the broader community by participating in the wilderness program, club program, or athletic program, depending on experience
Participating in the character and leadership education program
Experience / Qualifications and Skills
A bachelor’s and advanced degree in physics or other relevant field are required
Twelve or more years of teaching high school physics and experience teaching AP Physics C are preferred. Independent school experience is a plus.
Knowledge of varied teaching strategies to differentiate learning
Fluency with a variety of technology tools to advance learning
Passion for subject matter and for working with young people and colleagues
Additional Salary Information: based on experience
About St. Mark's School of Texas
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of learning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.