About SPA: St. Paul Academy and Summit School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school serving over 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, SPA also draws students from Minneapolis and throughout the surrounding communities. For additional information, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
Position: St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School Physics and Computer Science Teacher.
Positions Begins: August 2019
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School
Job Description: Given the school’s recent opening of the Hugh K. Schilling Math and Science Center, a $25 million dollar facility which provides distinctive, state-of-the-art resources for math, science, computer science, robotics, and engineering, this is an exceptional opportunity for any teacher looking to help grow and shape a dynamic program.
This is an on-going, full-time appointment open to applicants with the expertise and acumen to teach both physics and computer science courses effectively and thoughtfully.
We seek a candidate who has a demonstrated passion for working with young people and who will approach their role as an advisor with a drive to better understand the emotional needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are the goals. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued and where openness to growth is the norm.
Requirements: Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in physics, computer science, or a closely related field, although a masters degree in one of these target disciplines is preferred. Proficiency in at least two programming languages is desired, with a preference for Java, or a track record and willingness to learn new programming languages as needed. Candidates should also have experience teaching algebra-based physics in a student-centered classroom, with a preference for knowledge and experience in the modeling instruction approach to science pedagogy. The ideal candidate will have experience with project-based learning and demonstrated enthusiasm for course development and modification.
How to Apply: The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.