Are you a critical thinker who loves an inquiry-based approach to learning? Do you feel called to equip students with the skills and attitudes they need to use scientific thinking for civic and global engagement, and environmental stewardship, in order to solve real-world problems? Do you foster, encourage, and value students who are inherently curious about the world?
At Bosque School, we value a student-centered approach to learning and engage students in solving real-world problems. We recognize that when student tasks are grounded in insightful questioning, risk-taking, practicing core skills, and learning from mistakes, students build capacity, resilience, understanding, and mastery in the science classroom and beyond. Moreover, we believe that teaching students how to learn, practice, persevere, and work in a collaborative environment gives them the tools needed to succeed in tomorrow’s world. Our science department is thus constantly working to refine and implement outstanding, rigorous, and holistic science curriculum.
Teach five sections of Upper School Science (Chemistry and Biology)
Participate in faculty meetings and ongoing professional development
Work closely with the Science department and grade-level teams
Engage in the planning and execution of interdisciplinary project work
Participate fully in the Bosque community supporting students, colleagues, families, and school culture and community
Model a growth mindset and engage enthusiastically in our robust annual professional development program
Fulfill other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Upper School Division Head, such as serving as a faculty advisor to upper school students and supporting service-learning initiatives
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree required
Three years of teaching experience at the high school level Chemistry and Biology preferred
Demonstrated cultural competence with regard to both curriculum and pedagogy
Background and education in Chemistry and Biology
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning
Commitment to student-centered, inquiry-based learning
Commitment to Bosque School’s mission and values
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 500 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.