Thayer Academy seeks a full-time Science Instructor for its Upper School (grades 9-12) to begin in August 2020. Candidates should have three to five years of high school science teaching experience and must be prepared to teach a range of science courses in the department. In 2017 the science department shifted to teaching an integrated approach to science for 9th and 10th grades. Students study units thematically, examining each topic through physical, biological, and chemical lenses. Candidates should be capable of conveying scientific thinking along with the required skills needed when addressing the integrated units.
Thayer Academy’s mission is “to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.” In its hiring practices, Thayer Academy seeks candidates who come from a broad range of backgrounds and can contribute to a more diverse community, who love working with young people, who thrive when engaged in multiple arenas of the school’s life, and who welcome professional growth.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy to Highley Thompson, Upper School Director (email@example.com).
About Thayer Academy
Thayer Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school for boys and girls in grades 5 - 12. It was founded in 1877 by the bequest of General Sylvanus Thayer, “Father of the U.S. Military Academy” at West Point and founder of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Thayer Academy is located in residential Braintree, Massachusetts, 13 miles south of Boston on a 34-acre campus comprised of 9 buildings and 57 classrooms.
Thayer's enrollment for the 2019-2020 academic year is 702 (196 Middle School, 506 Upper School), with students coming from 57 surrounding towns and cities. There are 108 faculty members, 70% of whom have graduate degrees.