Greens Farms Academy seeks an Upper School Life Science teacher to begin in August 2020. Coursework will focus on Biology and related electives, including at the advanced levels; the ability to teach other science courses is a plus. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in microbiology, genetics, and biochemistry. GFA faculty are typically involved outside the classroom in a variety of ways, including advising, chaperoning trips and events, leading extracurricular clubs, and/or coaching. An important component of the job will be advising students engaged in independent science research projects. The teacher will join a collegial Upper School faculty and PreK-12 science department that places significant emphasis on place-based and hands-on learning, design thinking, STEAM, and sustainability; the school sits at the junction of three ecosystems, all of which serve as outdoor classrooms. Please consult the school’s website for more information about the PreK-12 Sustainability signature program.
The ideal candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience, an advanced degree in biology or a related field, and a passion for working with Upper School students. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.
Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visit www.gfacademy.org for more information.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Andrew Jones, Head of Upper School, to firstname.lastname@example.org.