Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, full-time Physics Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year to join Menlo’s close-knit community of passionate educators and exceptional scholars.
We seek an educator who works to help students develop strong mathematical intuitions, deep conceptual understanding and excellent laboratory habits. In our hiring process, we look for teachers who:
are deeply invested in actively helping students see Physics as a subject full of relevance, interconnected ideas and history, rather than a class in which they memorize formulas,
encourage deep connections between data and theory in teaching a deep and interesting lab and project curriculum,
are excited to collaborate on curriculum with a team of other teachers working on the same course,
seek to provide high quality education for students from a range of socioeconomic and academic backgrounds,
actively cultivate environments that empower girls and students from underrepresented backgrounds, so that all students will see and counter gender and race biases in group work at school and beyond,
are deeply invested in teaching science in ways that recognize the implicit biases they and the world hold, to engage students in culturally competent ways,
invest in the life of the school by actively participating in Advocacy, clubs, and faculty committees.
An exceptional work environment and caring community
A comprehensive benefits package for employees and their families
Generous contributions to 403b retirement plan
Free lunch when school is in session
On-campus child care center
Many other perks and benefits
Menlo School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ideal candidates are dynamic, highly collaborative and committed to professional growth in their discipline and in their teaching practice. We look for educators who are passionate about teaching, experts in their fields, and dedicated to helping all students achieve. We want to meet teachers who will embody the heart of Menlo School by promoting collegial, respectful and supportive relationships and who are dedicated to helping all students achieve their best. A degree in Physics or Engineering and 3-5 years of teaching experience are highly preferred.