The MacDuffie School has an opening for a science teacher (90% teaching load) starting in August, 2019.
Ideal candidates will have experience using an inquiry-based approach and facilitating open-ended investigations, and have been involved in developing innovative science curricula. Science courses at The MacDuffie School have a substantial laboratory component, and prospective candidates should have practice supervising and facilitating hands-on activities and overseeing and organizing safe lab practices. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and working closely with adolescents, and be willing to work in a collaborative environment. Candidates from all science disciplines are encouraged to apply; chemistry backgrounds and/or middle school teaching experience preferred.
Coaching experience is also an asset for this role. Residence on campus and additional salary may be provided in conjunction with residential assistant duties, in addition to the teaching role.
About The MacDuffie School
MacDuffie is a small, coeducational, boarding/day, college preparatory school for grades 6 – 12, located in Granby, MA. The school has a very diverse student body. Students represent over 20 countries, as well as a number of local municipalities throughout the Pioneer Valley.
MacDuffie's students compete with their peers on standardized test scores (APs, SATs, ACTs, National Language Exams, etc.), and 100% go to colleges of their choice, including many that are highly selective. About a third of students participate in the arts, and about two thirds in athletics, with some overlap between the groups. The arts programs are highly developed, and every year several students are accepted at prestigious professional schools. Students treat each other and members of the faculty with kindness and consideration, with little delineation between grades or cliques.
Students and faculty have a natural and nurturing relationship, based on mutual respect and interest.