Friends Seminary seeks a dynamic teacher of science capable of teaching introductory levels of high school life science and physical science. Ability to teach advanced levels of life science also a plus. The individual’s primary responsibilities will be to teach four sections of science and serve as an advisor to a small group of upper school students. Qualified candidates should show evidence of using a hands-on laboratory approach. The Friends science program is currently a physics-first sequence that emphasizes student-centered pedagogy, with the goal to expand our inquiry-based curriculum and project-based learning components. The Science department at Friends Seminary values teacher collaboration, thoughtful reflection on pedagogy and innovative teaching practices.
Enthusiasm for working with Upper School students
Sense of humor
Patient, flexible demeanor
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Experience using educational technologies in a classroom environment
Experience collaborating with faculty and team-teaching
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Dedicated to creating safe, respectful, and dynamic learning environments
Commitment to anti-bias and equity work; understands culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
Bachelors Degree, Masters highly preferred
Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
About Friends Seminary
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006