Harrisburg Academy’s Middle and Upper School seeks an inspiring, innovative, and inquiry-driven educator to join our team as a Science teacher beginning in December 2019. The position entails instruction of and enthusiasm for multiple levels and disciplines of Science, including Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Additionally, this team member will serve as an adviser and may be asked to contribute to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.
Faculty members at Harrisburg Academy work closely with students and parents to provide individualized attention in an emotionally safe environment while helping students to reach their full potential.
This individual will:
Be a curious and collaborative lifelong learner dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues.
Provide meaningful instruction in Middle and Upper School Science courses using a variety of research-backed and innovative teaching methods.
Collaborate with colleagues and work to build trust with students, families, and fellow Academy faculty and staff members.
Establish and maintain a safe and positive learning environment while taking all reasonable precautions to protect students, facilities, and materials.
Possess a strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic, emotional, and social needs of students.
Motivate student learning and participation while ensuring the integrity of the academic experience.
Reflect on one’s teaching practices through a combination of self-reflection and outside feedback.
Employ excellent written and verbal communication skills, including appropriately using technology to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.
Demonstrate effective time management and collaborative skills.
Follow and comply with written and verbal directions and expectations of the Middle/Upper School Director and Science Department Chair.
Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry is required. Master’s degree is preferred. Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate program is an advantage. Requirements also include teaching experience and proficiency with technology. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter of interest by e-mail to the Middle/Upper School Director, Mr. Ben Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org. All candidates are encouraged to visit Harrisburg Academy’s website at www.harrisburgacademy.org. Criminal Record Clearances and satisfactory references will be required.
About Harrisburg Academy
Harrisburg Academy, a coed independent day school of 400 students, offers an academically challenging and globally minded interdisciplinary education. In our commitment to excellence, we provide tools, develop character, and teach skills that will prepare students to thrive in college and beyond, thereby contributing to the betterment of our global and local communities.