Position: Advanced Chemistry Teacher, Upper Division (Grades 9-12) Location: New York, NY Start: August 2019
Why Teach at Avenues?
There is no place quite like Avenues. We are a top-tier school in New York City that offers a truly global education, one that will expand to the world’s leading cities in the next decades. Our faculty bring widely diverse experiences, but we are all committed to creating a unique educational experience together. We foster a culture of creativity, entrepreneurship, and deep collaboration. We teach and learn through challenging interdisciplinary projects. And we offer unparalleled possibilities for professional learning prospects around the globe.
Deep Collaboration and Constant Evolution
Collaboration isn't a buzzword here--it's woven into everything we do. We have built substantial time to collaborate into our schedule. Teacher teams across multiple disciplines design learning experiences for a whole grade level. This intensity of collaboration is challenging as well as exciting: we're always evolving, learning from each other, and seeking to improve.
What You’ll Do
At Avenues, science teachers ensure that students act and think like scientists every day: asking questions, conducting experiments, and trying to make sense of phenomena. In grades 9-12, students develop an understanding of the complexity and ambiguity of empirical scientific work and the dynamics of science, technology and society. As students progress through the sciences they are encouraged to extend reasoning and sense making habits, develop effective problem-solving strategies, and rely on evidence to support a claim. We teach a rigorous, project-based curriculum that integrates fundamental concepts and skills from the physical, life, and earth sciences along with a range of exciting electives. Science teachers also work closely with teachers of visual art, English, and the World Course to design interdisciplinary learning experiences.
More broadly, all teachers at Avenues:
ensure students achieve key learning outcomes by targeting instruction to address individual student needs
collaboratively plan science-based and interdisciplinary units and projects using backwards design frameworks, such as Understanding by Design
co-construct with students a classroom environment that establishes high standards, fosters a sense of belonging, and upholds our founding values of welcome, safety, and respect
practice cultural competence in the classroom and workplace
inspire trust and confidence among guardians and families through regular, proactive communication
contribute to the broader community of our NYC campus and global network
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website at http://www.avenues.org/en/careers/. Make sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter with your application explaining how you meet the criteria.
Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
What You’ll Bring
Science teachers at Avenues bring all or most of the following:
several years of science teaching experience, and in particular, experience teaching advanced level Chemistry
exemplary track record of student learning
strong content knowledge in general physical, life, and earth sciences concepts, as well as one or more specialized topics (e.g. astronomy, environmental science, engineering, robotics, computer science, etc.)
proficiency in backwards planning and lesson design frameworks, such as Understanding by Design
experience with, or interest, in interdisciplinary, project-based teaching
intellectual curiosity and the humility to reflect on, and continually grow in, your teaching practice
commitment to creating a culture of equity and inclusion
strong sense of personal responsibility for the success of every student
About Avenues: The World School
In the fall of 2012, Avenues: The World School opened the doors of its flagship, 15-grade (N-12) independent school in New York City offering students a truly global education. Today, the school serves over 1,300 students. The vision of Avenues is to open schools in the world’s leading cities. Avenues will be a highly-integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the advantages of modern technology and a highly-talented global leadership team.