The High School Physics Teacher will teach high school physics courses ranging from College Preparatory through AP Physics. The candidate for this position will be expected to design and maintain a classroom environment favorable to students’ academic and personal growth and to establish effective rapport with students while maintaining proper classroom management.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Teach high school physics courses including AP Physics, Honors Physics, and College Preparatory Physics incorporating various instructional and assessment techniques.
Provide physics help after school as needed.
Diversify curriculum and differentiate instructional strategies for various academic levels.
Create a classroom environment that actively engages students and is developmentally appropriate for the age, maturity, and interests of the students.
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior per school guidelines.
Serve as a homeroom advisor within the school’s advisement program.
Serve as advisor and chaperone for Pinewood’s Robotics team. Coordinate for the Robotics team to participate in Robotics competitions.
Perform other related duties as directed by the Head of School, Head of High School and Head of Middle School, and the Head of the Science Department.
Core Qualifications and Credentials:
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in High School Physics Education, or closely related field.
Experience teaching in an independent school environment would be helpful.
Key Qualities of a Successful Candidate:
Dedicated to and a passion for teaching high school students.
Willingness to work in a positive partnership with parents.
Collegial and eager to collaborate with faculty members within and across disciplines.
Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
Genuine concern for individual student growth and success.
Qualified candidates who are interested in applying should submit the following materials electronically as separate documents (preferably PDFs) in one email:
A one-page cover letter expressing interest in this position and educational philosophy
A current resumé
A list of three to five professional references with name, phone number, and email address (references will be contacted only with prior candidate approval)
The School embraces a doctrine of fairness and nondiscrimination in its employment processes and every aspect of school life. Pinewood is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Drug Free Work Place and is committed to building a diverse community dedicated to the individual academic, social, and emotional needs of every student. The School seeks passionate professionals with teaching experience in their field, who are willing to work hard and to share in the full life of the school, both in the classroom and beyond.
About Pinewood Preparatory School
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