Poly Prep seeks applicants for a one-year full- or part-time position as Upper School Science Teacher (Biology and Chemistry). The position requires a passion for teaching and learning; enthusiasm for working with students, families, and colleagues; flexibility; and a sense of humor. Qualified applicants will have a strong understanding of current trends in science education; a progressive approach to science instruction and assessment; excellent content knowledge; a commitment to professional learning; and proven success in working in a collaborative environment.
Poly Prep is a community dedicated to providing a diverse, just, and equitable education for all of our students. We seek an individual who is committed to promoting these values, and whose personal integrity and collegiality will enrich a high-achieving department.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
1-4 sections, to include 9th and 10th grade biology and chemistry
Eagerness to work with students on an individual basis, as need be
Commitment to innovative instructional and assessment practices
Ability to keep accurate grades, effectively and supportively communicate with students and families, and provide written and oral feedback on student progress consistently
Demonstrate energetic commitment to professional development, including collaborative work for planning and alignment
Attend and contribute to meetings during and after the school day, including but not limited to departmental, committee, divisional and grade-level meetings
Attend community events as required by the division head
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or related discipline is required
Master’s degree preferred
2 years of teaching experience
Working knowledge of current pedagogical trends in science education
Experience in teaching science via inquiry-based approaches
Poly Prep strives to be an equitable, just, and diverse community, one proud of and deeply committed to empowering students to discover who they are and what they want to be. In keeping with the country day school philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning in and out of the classroom. Every educator at Poly Prep aspires to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and--above all--character.”
We offer a supportive environment, with a full benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a generous match on our 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, flexible spending account, pre-tax commute benefit, and free lunch).
How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and current resume detailing their interest in the position and specific evidence of their qualifications to Michal Hershkovitz, Assistant Head of School at email@example.com
About Poly Prep Country Day School
Brooklyn, New York
Nursery through Grade 12 Co-Ed Independent School. Founded in 1854