The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a full-time, experienced teacher in the Science Department. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, teaching a combination of required classes and electives that encompass the range of courses offered in the Science department. The ideal candidate possesses strong interpersonal skills, values progressive education, builds rapport with students, and has experience in differentiating and working in multiple modalities. The ideal candidate is a gifted educator who values working in a vibrant and art-infused school, as well as understands the value of outreach to the greater Boston community.
Teach 12 blocks in the Science Department. Each “block” is a six-week course that meets for 90- minutes each day. A full-time Faculty member teaches two blocks per module. The teacher must be able to instruct students in a range of Science courses in a clear, concise, fun and engaging way. Course assignments may include Mechanics, Harmonic Motion, Electricity, Astronomy, 20th Century Physics, STEAM (coding, electronics, and 3D modeling).
Plan, develop and execute lessons that showcase innovation, creativity and a passion for the art of teaching while also utilizing distinctive instructional approaches that best serve the students’ long term interest.
Evaluate student’s ability to meet course standards in scientific knowledge and skills. Document and communicate progress to students, advisors, and guardians regarding academic progress in the course.
Participate in weekly departmental meetings prepared to discuss student concerns, teaching pedagogy, and curriculum developments. Assist with departmental representation at school outreach events.
Demonstrate a willingness and interest to learn and share new pedagogical techniques and develop specific curricular expertise. Read and stay abreast of current topics in science education and engage science teaching faculty on discussions on new perspectives.
Facilitate sections of science support labs, clubs, coaching or work with activities and team sports within the athletic department.
Preference may be given to candidates who express interest in working within our residential community (housing provided).
Full-time Faculty at The Cambridge School of Weston also:
Advise up to eight students.
Participate in our co-curricular PACE programming. Through the PACE program (Promoting Awareness and Community Engagement), we dedicate time during the mod and the year for experiential classes, events, and activities that prepare our students to meet the demands of an increasingly complex and diverse world. A four-year co-curriculum, PACE has been designed to ensure that all CSW students develop self-awareness, social consciousness, healthy living habits, life skills, and leadership that will serve them into adulthood.
Participate in up to two alliance/affinity groups, student clubs or committees.
Chaperone two weekend activities each year to support our residential life program.
Skills and Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree in Physics, Engineering or related field, Master’s degree preferred
3-5 years of experience providing instructions to students preferred
A passion and desire to learn more
Innovative approaches to delivering physics content
Familiarity with project-based learning
Knowledge of computer programming
Strong interest in working with adolescents
A desire to innovate the science curriculum
Ability to effectively collaborate with others
Ability to communicate effectively with all staff and colleagues
Strong interpersonal communication skills for interaction with students, staff, and parents
About The Cambridge School of Weston
A leader among America’s progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At this day and boarding high school located in Weston MA, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address complex questions — with curiosity and courage. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and high expectations of our justice-minded community, they find and develop what is extraordinary in themselves and in the world around them. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community, and the world.The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will increa...se our diversity to apply.Other resources:http://www.csw.orghttp://www.csw.org/Page/About-Us/Heads-Corner