Porter-Gaud School is an independent, coeducational day school for 1.000 students in grades 1 -12. The School is looking for a full-time Upper School Biology Teacher beginning with the 2020- 2021 school year. Our Upper School division is comprised of grades 9 through 12.
Broad responsibilities: - Teaches classes of Upper School Science courses, primarily Biology and other life science curricula, with the incorporation of technology and engineering as appropriate to meet STEM and NGSS goals.
- Inspires a love of and appreciation for laboratory science in our students.
- Participates as an active team member within the Science Department, the Upper School faculty, and the school community as a whole.
- Additional responsibilities will include serving as advisor to a small group of students and participation in various Upper School activities such as committees, division level meetings, clubs and organizations.
Reporting: The Upper School Biology Teacher will report directly to the Head of Upper School.
Personal attributes: - Appreciates and enjoys interacting with energetic Upper School age students and partnering with their families in their student's academic development. - Shows evidence of organization, self-motivation, and punctuality. - Shows evidence of a desire and willingness to contribute to the life of an independent school.
Porter-Gaud School is committed to increasing the racial, ethnic, and religious diversity of our faculty and staff. The School welcomes applicants who would bring additional dimensions to the School's teaching mission. In accordance with law, Porter-Gaud School is an equal opportunity employer and hires without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender, age, or disability.
Porter-Gaud School is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. We hold our employees to the highest possible standards. All employees are subject to extensive background screenings and must sign our Code of Conduct. We strive to monitor employees while interacting with students. We take any inappropriate interactions between students and employees seriously and are committed to mandatory reporting standards as required by law. We will fully cooperate with authorities in any allegation or case of abuse.
The successful candidate will have:
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a degree or certification in the field of Biology or General Science. - Proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom. - A well-developed knowledge of classroom safety and preparation requirements for laboratory set-ups. - Preferably three years of experience teaching science, with the majority of this experience in an Upper School setting. - Knowledge of and desire to teach progressive pedagogical methods. - Experience with laptops (including educational applications) & other technology currently in use.