The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender-inclusive school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students with approximately 350 faculty and staff. Guided by the Dalton Plan, the foundation of a Dalton education, our faculty meets each student’s evolving needs, interests, and abilities, and fosters diversity as an integral part of school life. Dalton challenges each student to develop intellectual independence, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility toward others both within the School and in the broader community.
We are seeking a physics teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year. Science at Dalton is taught through an inquiry-based approach, with an emphasis on developing scientific habits of mind. These include scientific literacy, data analysis and critical thinking skills. Our ideal candidate enjoys working with students across a wide range of abilities and interests and is committed to their own professional growth. We seek a teacher who is knowledgeable, flexible, collaborative and good at establishing rapport with students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach Physics at the high school level
Design innovative, engaging, and differentiated high school Physics lessons in collaboration with science teachers
Pursue interdisciplinary opportunities within and beyond Dalton
Work one-on-one with students daily for support and enrichment
Engage actively in the equity and diversity work at The Dalton School
Support the mission of The Dalton School and the Dalton Plan
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and educational philosophy to the employment portal using the following link - www.dalton.org/employment
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics or Physics required; graduate degree preferred
Ability to work productively and collaboratively with a diverse faculty and student body
Experience working with high school students preferred
Open-minded, flexible, and adaptable
Excellent oral and written communication skills
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.