Reports To: Mathematics or Science Department Head & Dean of Academics
An independent college-preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania, the Academy offers a rigorous academic program to 440 boarding and day students from 29 states and 48 nations. As found in our mission statement, "Mercersburg Academy prepares young men and women from diverse backgrounds for college and for life in a global community. Students at Mercersburg pursue a rigorous and dynamic curriculum while learning to live together harmoniously in a supportive residential environment."
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The position requires a person who has experience teaching adolescents and enjoys working with and relates well to both adults and students, is collaborative, and communicates well. This faculty member needs to be organized as well as possess excellent written an oral communication and technology skills. This faculty member holds a full-time faculty position and two-thirds of the faculty position is devoted to teaching. This faculty member carries out additional responsibilities such as residential and/or co-curricular assignments.
For the 2019-20 academic year, coaching needs include head varsity boys’ baseball and boys’ lacrosse and head varsity 8-man football.
The person holding this position is responsible for preparing curriculum and providing instruction in robotics and computer science.
Responsibilities and Duties
Teach four sections in a combination of robotics, computer science, mathematics, or science
Prepare course objectives and course of study following departmental guidelines and curriculum
Maintaining and organizing of the robotics lab and its equipment
Prepare students for the annual robotics competitions
Travel with the students to the annual national and international robotics competitions
Stay abreast of current developments in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence and implementing technologies in the curriculum as appropriate
Conduct varied and frequent assessments of student performance utilizing appropriate technology in the classroom setting
Keep attendance and grade records as required by school
Write individual grade and comment reports six times a year with additional progress reports as assigned
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours for help sessions with students
Attending faculty meetings and professional development opportunities provided by the school
Communicating positively and proactively with students, advisers, parents, colleagues, and administration in a professional manner in both oral and written form
Extensive expertise in technology applications, including use of a MacBook Pro and iPad for the teaching purposes with specific knowledge of Keynote, Pages, and iMovie
Proficiency in robotics technology and computer science applications
Prior experience in teaching robotics and curriculum development preferred
A valid driver’s license
About Mercersburg Academy
An independent college-preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy offers a rigorous academic program to 440 boarding and day students from 29 states and 48 nations.