Bosque School, a co-ed independent day school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, seeks a Middle School science teacher to begin August 2019. The Bosque Middle School offers a collaborative, digitally supported teaching environment with opportunities for cross-disciplinary, inquiry-based learning. Our curriculum and pedagogy seek to prepare each member of our diverse student body to negotiate the changing world in which we live. In keeping with Bosque's Academic Mission, we seek a teacher who approaches the study of science in ways that promote inquiry, curiosity, creativity and critical thinking while building strong relationships within the community and manifesting a deep understanding and appreciation of adolescent learners. The 6th grade science program is a field-based and place-based curriculum emphasizing the ecological relationships in the Rio Grande bosque. Throughout the school year, the students actively engage in citizen science through their participation in the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP). This position specifically requires a background in the biological and/or environmental sciences and an enthusiasm for working with students in the field.
Create a challenging, student-centered learning environment that is safe and nurturing for all students
Teach four sections of 6th grade science and one additional section to be determined
Serve as a faculty advisor to approximately 11-13 students
Sponsor a one-week, experiential learning Winterim program in the spring and ongoing campus duties throughout the school year.
Participate in faculty meetings and ongoing professional development
Collaborate within the Science department, grade level faculty, and other faculty groups in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary inquiry projects
Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Head of the Middle School
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Bosque School’s mission is to prepare young men and women to become lifelong learners with the highest character values and academic goals in a natural New Mexico setting with strong family and community involvement. The school embodies the best of traditional independent education while embracing a progressive and inventive approach to learning. Currently, there are 500 students in grades 6 -12. There are over 60 faculty members with over 70% holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18.
ACADEMIC MISSION STATEMENT
At Bosque School, we design learning experiences that inspire students to explore challenging concepts and ideas and to be daring in their pursuit of deep understanding. Our academic program is grounded in inquiry and prizes curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Decisions of content and pedagogy reflect the diverse and changing world in which we live and offer a pathway to discovering individual passions and how to live ethically in the world.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 24, 2019 in order to be considered. Position begins August 2019.
Bosque School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students. The school complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact the School in order to arrange such accommodation.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience teaching middle school science or related experience
A familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Demonstrated cultural competence with regard to both curriculum and pedagogy
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning
Commitment to student-centered, inquiry based learning
Commitment to Bosque School’s mission and values
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 485 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.