Sidwell Friends School, a co-educational Quaker day school in Washington, DC, seeks a full-time 7th-8th grade Science teacher beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.
The 7/8 Science teacher will teach two integrated science courses. The two courses work in tandem to tell the story of life on our planet, Earth’s place in the Universe, and the conditions that allow life to flourish on Earth. The 7th grade course is largely focused on the biosphere, while the 8th grade course is more heavily geared to Earth and Space systems. Both courses aim to make the science content relevant to students through connections to global issues such as biodiversity loss and global warming. Students need to make meaningful connections between many fields of science: ecology, evolution, genetics, human biology, geology, astronomy, atomic structure, and physical science concepts such as energy, heat, and chemical change. The ideal candidate will be able to weave together a wide range of science topics into two cohesive courses that inspire students to appreciate the intricacies of the natural world and to be engaged stewards of our planet.
Other duties include: advising a group of 7th and 8th grade students; writing student reports; communicating and collaborating effectively with students, colleagues, and families; attending meetings; and collaborating with Science colleagues in the Middle School and other divisions.
Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred). Applicants must also have teaching experience, preferably at the middle school level.
Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for three references via our online application.
About Sidwell Friends School
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.