Founded in 1992 by Dr. Jerry Friedman on the belief that the entire school experience should be a vehicle for moral growth and development, Shalhevet High School is a private, co-ed, Modern Orthodox, Jewish high school with a rigorous dual curriculum of Judaic and college preparatory studies. Dr. Friedman’s goal has been actualized through the establishment of a “Just Community” based on the model designed by Harvard Professor Lawrence Kohlberg.
For the past twenty-five years, Shalhevet has promoted the values of our Jewish heritage, the ideals of American democracy and a passionate support for the welfare of the State of Israel, within an environment that encourages critical and creative thought. Over one thousand students have passed through our hallways and have gone on to study at some of the finest universities in the world. Our current student body is approximately 260 students who are leaders, artists, athletes, scholars and most importantly mensches. At Shalhevet, we are not just creating the learners of today, but the leaders of tomorrow.
We seek an experienced high school science teacher with expertise in teaching either biology and/or chemistry. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the high school and/or university level and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study.
It is expected that a successful candidate would:
Teach four sections of chemistry and biology classes
Serve as an advisor to a group of students
Make science meaningful and relevant by inspiring students
Communicate with students and parents as necessary
Revise and plan new curriculum in conjunction with other members of the science department
Utilize educational technology throughout instruction and course work
Engage and support students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs
Create an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
Minimum -- Bachelor's degree or extensive experience in science-related field; MA preferred;
Demonstrated collegiality, collaboration, teamwork, and organization;
Ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and foster a safe, innovative, and creative learning environment;
Capability to organize a substantial workspace, develop and stay within a budget, and maintain tools and materials;
Enthusiasm to become part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and attending events outside their field of responsibility.
This position is full-time, starting in August for the 2020-21 school year.