Abington Friends School is a Quaker, coeducational college-preparatory school serving students in preschool through grade 12. For more than three centuries, AFS has been recognized as a leader in Friends education, with a challenging curriculum balanced by a caring environment that places value on excellence and goodness, spirit and intellect. Within these dynamic tensions the School seeks to inspire hard work, commitment and joy in learning. Students are fully engaged in the classroom, in the arts, on the athletic fields, in community decision making and in the larger world. The work of the School is rooted in its core Quaker values, which include a profound respect for individuals and an emphasis on equality, simplicity, integrity and service to others. AFS has stood on its original campus in Jenkintown since 1697 and today, rich in racial, socioeconomic and ideological variety, the School draws students from approximately 75 ZIP codes around the greater Philadelphia area, 100 percent of whom matriculate at four-year colleges and universities upon graduation. http://www.abingtonfriends.net
Abington Friends Upper School seeks an Upper School Science Department Chair. For this position, the Upper School seeks a thoughtful and experienced science educator who can envision the future of the Upper School Science Department and energize people around that vision. The department chair also needs to manage the day-to-day operations of a five-person department and will partner with the Upper School Director and other curricular leaders as the school embarks into a new strategic plan.
Responsibilities of the position include:
Maintaining ongoing communication about the science program with administrators, current and prospective parents, and students.
Representing the science department as a member of the Curriculum Committee; collaborating with Department Chairs, Division Directors, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and Directors of Study to create a meaningful academic experience for our students.
Supporting the science faculty in the design of new curriculum and pedagogical practices.
Participating in the hiring, supervision, mentoring, and evaluation of science faculty.
Coordinating student placement, course offerings, and staffing for Upper School science courses.
Managing budget, ordering supplies, and maintaining equipment for the Upper School science department; serving as the chemical safety coordinator for the 5-12 department.
The department chair will also teach three sections of Chemistry, including Advanced Placement Chemistry. Upper School teachers are expected to serve as student advisors; opportunities to coach or supervise other student activities are available.
A degree in Chemistry or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of Upper School Chemistry teaching is required along with the ability to teach all levels including Advanced Placement Chemistry. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Abington Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.