The Phelps School seeks a Middle School and Upper School Science Instructor to teach introductory and advanced laboratory sciences. The Science Instructor must have the ability to teach Middle School Life Science, Upper School Physical Science and Biology.
Teachers at Phelps serve as advisors to as many as five students and are fully involved in co-curricular programs as coaches, activity sponsors, weekend trip chaperones, and community service project supervisors. Some reside on campus in faculty housing and serve as dorm parents (supervisors). They are dynamic men and women dedicated to helping each boy become a better man – in and out of the classroom. They enjoy working with students in relatively small classes and engaging collaboratively in curriculum design and constant professional improvement. They strive to integrate technology into their teaching and to help improve students’ creativity and critical thinking skills.
Teach 4-5 sections of Middle School and Upper School Science classes, including introductory and advanced laboratory sciences. Ability to teach Middle School Life Science, and Upper School Physical Science and Biology is required. Ability to teach science electives (e.g.; Environmental Science; Honors-level courses) is a plus.
Teach the essential processes and skills of science, including measuring and collecting data, presenting data in tables and graphs, writing formal lab reports, and scientific language. Create laboratory projects and the use of data analysis.
Prepare learning activities in an environment that fosters collaboration, inquiry, innovation, and personal discovery.
Provide meaningful feedback on both formative and summative assignments.
Adapt and differentiate teaching methods and instructional material to meet students varying needs, abilities, and interests.
Demonstrate a willingness to collaborate within the department, school community, and greater community on multidisciplinary projects and initiatives.
Maintain accurate and complete student records in the current student information system.
Establish and enforce rules for behavior, cultivating the school’s core values.
Advise a group of students and keep parents and legal guardians informed about student’s progress.
Pursue relevant professional development to maintain expertise in subject matter, curriculum development, and teaching methods.
Supervise co-curricular activities (e.g.; coaching, clubs, community service activities)
Additional duties as assigned.
Opportunity to serve on the residential life staff, with campus housing provided.
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in a related field preferred.
Demonstrated ability to engage the interest of middle and high school age children.
One to three years of relevant classroom teaching experience.
Ability to work well with students, parents, and all members of the school community.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate improved learning, habits, and measurements of achievement.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and use sound judgment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a positive and proactive communication style
Ability to create a learning environment that addresses and supports each student’s needs
Additional Salary Information: Opportunity to serve on the residential life staff, with campus housing provided.