The Austin Waldorf School, a co-educational, K-12 day school located in Austin, Texas, seeks a full-time high school Physics and Math teacher to begin August 1, 2022.
The teacher will be an experienced educator with demonstrated academic and professional achievement in a related field. Applicants will demonstrate and model the qualities of collaboration, energy, initiative, empathy, and flexibility. They will become a core member of the Math and Science department, foster a deep connection, love, and respect for the subjects, and be an active member of the AWS school community.
The teacher will excel in group facilitation, as well as communicating in writing and speaking. They will be an enthusiastic representative of the Math and Science programs to current and prospective parents and will play an important role in AWS’ curriculum development. Strong candidates will have a passion for their subject and a commitment to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The high school Physics and Math teacher’s responsibilities will include the following:
Teach main lesson blocks in grades 9-12
Teach regularly scheduled skills classes
Contribute to weekly science department meetings
Attend weekly high school faculty, and full-faculty, meetings as scheduled
Serve as a student and class advisor
Collaborate with student support to ensure that all students are learning at their highest potential
A college degree in a scientific discipline including at least undergraduate-level coursework and laboratory experience in physics
Successfully completed coursework in mathematics at the college level (algebra, calculus)
Knowledge of one or more scientific fields in addition to physics is a plus (astronomy, thermodynamics, kinematics) sufficient to teach the subject at the high school level
Applicants shouldhave (as corroborated by professional references):
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
The ability to manage a classroom for emotional and physical safety
The ability to manage a laboratory for emotional and physical safety
The ability both to work collaboratively with colleagues and to work independently
Qualified candidates will possess, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a passion for teaching high school-age students. Strong candidates will have a passion for their subject and a commitment to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Honoring the lives of high school students with respect, attention, curiosity, and humor is a must. Demonstrated success teaching and innovating in a Waldorf school is a plus. We welcome Waldorf-trained international candidates.
We offer competitive compensation and generous benefits including tuition remission, health insurance, and retirement savings matching.
TO APPLY, qualified candidates should visit our website, https://austinwaldorf.org/explore/career-opportunities/, to complete the online application, and submit the following:
Cover letter indicating specific interest in the High School Computer Science and Math position
A list of 3-5 references, including at least 2 who have directly supervised the candidate’s work (no contact will be made without candidate approval).
AWS is an established school community with a projected enrollment of around 390 students in pre-kindergarten-12 (85+ students in the high school) for the 2022/2023 school year. AWS is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS). Community events, such as festivals, concerts, plays, athletics, and adult education classes, create an atmosphere of cultural enrichment. Our picturesque 33-acre campus consists of four kindergartens, eight-grade school classrooms, library, handwork room, nine-classroom high school including a state-of-the-art science lab, performing arts center, gymnasium, eurythmy hall, art studio, school store, gardens, and playgrounds. Austin is a vibrant city set in the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. It’s a beautiful place to live with many offerings of a much larger city while providing quick access to lovely greenspace.
The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender, national or ethnic origin.