Georgetown Day School, an independent day school in Washington, D.C., seeks a full-time High School Physics teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. GDS opened its doors as the first integrated school in the District of Columbia with a commitment to academic excellence, educational innovation and a value system anchored in an appreciation and respect for all members of its community. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.
About the Position
Rich content, creative pedagogy, and authentic relationships are essential components of a GDS classroom. Primary job responsibilities include teaching four sections of physics at the high school level. Secondary responsibilities include offering student support outside of class, engaging with parents, meeting regularly with the department and course teams, and attending divisional meetings. High school teachers may serve as advisors to student clubs or coach sports. In their second year, teachers at the high school are assigned a student advisory group. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, and place the students' interests and experiences at the heart of the classroom are essential components of the job.
Location: On campus
Start Date: Immediate
Type of Opportunity: Full-time, salaried, exempt with benefits.
B.S. in Science or a related field is required (Master's degree preferred)
Three years or more of teaching experience is preferred.
The ideal candidate will have the capacity to teach introductory physics, as well as more advanced courses within the discipline.
The ability to teach math through calculus would be preferred but is not required.
COVID-Related Job Requirements
Please be informed that, for all new applicants to job opportunities at GDS (and in schools and child care facilities in the District, whether in the public, public charter, independent, private, or parochial sectors), the District vaccination requirement against COVID-19 is in effect. If hired, individuals must be vaccinated (including being fully boosted) before reporting for duty, unless they have been granted an exemption from such vaccination pursuant to, and are compliant with the requirements of, Section IV of the District's Order.
Americans with Disability Specifications
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references using our online application system through ADP/Workforce Now. Applications for all positions are done through our website and ADP/Workforce Now. To find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org.
As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Georgetown Day School opened its doors in 1945 as the first integrated school in a segregated city. Governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the parent body and administered by an appointed Head of School, it was founded by seven families who wanted to create a school committed not only to academic excellence and educational innovation but also to a value system emphasizing appreciation and respect for others. Believing that diversity was the ground out of which all deep and rich learning occurs, they established a school where all children would be welcome, celebrated, and challenged to be their best selves.
Today, the School's philosophy, programs, and position in the national educational landscape strongly reflect its roots. Having grown from 12 children in 1945 to 1075 students in PK-12 today, GDS is recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s and the nation’s most dynamic educational institutions.
Since the school’s founding, GDS has called eight different locations home. In the fall of 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools were all joined on one extraordinary campus.