Position Type: This is a full-time, exempt position.
Subject Matter: While we look for teachers who can teach the breadth of our curriculum, this position is also specifically looking for a teacher who can teach Physics and/or Chemistry to Upper School students.
Position Term and Equivalency: Faculty employment agreements are from July 1-June 30. On-campus work has anticipated beginning and ending dates. Curriculum design and program development are ongoing throughout the year.
Position Description: The Field School's program is ambitious and bold, and our teachers are required to embody the mission of the school – self-discovery, skills of mind, generosity of heart – in their day-to-day interactions with students, in the design and implementation of curriculum, and in their professional interaction with colleagues.
A flexible and innovative mindset is required. As content experts and students of best practice, Field teachers are expected to adapt to their students' learning interests and needs. Strong communication skills and a willingness to collaborate are also important, as Field teachers regularly work with other teachers, student-support teams, department chairs, and academic leadership to ensure that all of our students are being supported and challenged by our mission. Teachers are expected to teach assigned courses, serve as student advisors, and facilitate school-wide programming.
To serve all students as outlined above, teachers must be actively anti-racist in their approach to their curriculum and their interpersonal interactions with all community members.
At the core, all teachers are expected to be committed learners. While Field is an independent school, we are not independent of each other or our established academic standards. Faculty are members of the larger Field community and expected to shepherd the values of the school.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and execute lessons, units, and assessments determined by your department chair that are skill-based, culturally responsive, and developmentally appropriate.
Provide meaningful and timely feedback to students about their performance. Keep accurate records of student performance and attendance.
Write narrative reports about each student’s skill development in the course.
Maintain a classroom environment that addresses implicit and explicit bias, and that is inclusive of all students.
Serve as a student advisor.
Attend and engage in department, grade level, staff, and other meetings.
Engage in professional development as determined by your supervisor.
Attend events outside of regular school hours as determined by your direct supervisor, whether virtual or on campus.
Represent the school through admissions-related activities as requested.
Other duties as assigned by the Division Directors.
Qualifications and Competencies:
Have a degree in their content area from an accredited college or university. Master’s and other advanced degrees are encouraged.
Have content expertise, a strong knowledge of subject area skills, and an informed developmental understanding of the age group.
Have an ability to develop strong, trusting relationships with students and families.
Have an ability to create an anti-racist and culturally-responsive classroom.
Have strong communication skills.
Have an ability and commitment to continuously grow and learn as a teacher.
Have an ability to work creatively and flexibly in the classroom.
Work Environment: Teachers will perform their work duties on campus in the coming school year. The Field School mandates vaccination for all faculty and staff. The school may, in its discretion, grant an exemption to the mandatory vaccination policy for medical reasons submitted by a physician.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active; it requires standing and walking, including stairs.
Travel: Regular travel is not expected in this position.
About The Field School
The Field School (grades 6-12) takes great pride in providing students with an ideal blend of focus on academic excellence and individual expression – all in a relaxed, joyful atmosphere. Through dialogue among students and teachers, we encourage students to seek knowledge and join in community. Field connects the various realms of knowledge to help students understand their world and lead full lives. We live our mission everyday - Self-Discovery, Skills of Mind, Generosity of Heart.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
The Field School is a 6-12 grade independent school located in Northwest Washington, D.C. and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the Associations of Independent Maryland & DC Schools. At The Field School, we honor the individuality of each student by fostering self-discovery, skills of mind, and generosity of heart. Through research-based, innovative, teaching and an inclusive community, Field inspires students to become confident, active, bold thinkers, and engaged members of society.