Harrisburg Academy seeks an inspiring, innovative, and inquiry-driven educator to join our team as an MYP Science teacher beginning in August 2024. The position entails instruction of and enthusiasm for multiple levels and disciplines of science with an emphasis on grades 6-8. Additionally, this team member will serve as an academic advisor and may be asked to contribute to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.
This individual will:
Be a curious and collaborative lifelong learner dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues within the context of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.
Provide meaningful instruction in Middle School MYP Science courses using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods.
Collaborate with colleagues and work to build trust with students, families, and fellow Academy faculty and staff members.
Establish and maintain a safe and positive learning environment while taking all reasonable precautions to protect students, facilities, and materials.
Possess a strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic, emotional, and social needs of students.
Motivate student learning and participation while ensuring the integrity of the academic experience.
Reflect on one’s teaching practices through a combination of self-reflection and outside feedback.
Employ excellent written and verbal communication skills, including appropriately using technology to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.
Demonstrate effective time management and collaborative skills.
Follow and comply with written and verbal directions and expectations of the Head of the Middle and Upper Schools and Science Department Chair.
Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter of interest by email to the Head of the Middle and Upper Schools, Ms. Lindsay Bowman at email@example.com.
Bachelor’s degree in Science and/or related fields is required, and familiarity with the International Baccalaureate program and a Master’s degree is preferred. Requirements also include teaching experience and proficiency with technology. All current Criminal Record Clearances and satisfactory references will be required. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Harrisburg Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law. We seek candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated.
Established in 1784 by Harrisburg founder John Harris, the Academy is one of the first independent schools in America and the flagship private school in Central Pa. At Harrisburg Academy, an outstanding, forward-thinking, hands-on education is paramount with students engaged on a unique journey of self-discovery, academic achievement, and social growth. Students, preschool through high school, excel in a challenging and diverse curriculum, and are well-rounded scholars and creative artists, exceptional athletes and talented musicians, and globally-minded philanthropists. They benefit from the enormous advantages of a small learning community each and every day that offers stimulating growth to prepare them for 21st Century success to learn boldly and to think analytically, creatively, and innovatively. More information at https://www.harrisburgacademy.org/.