*Note that we are operating in a hi-flex setting where some of our students are in-person in the classroom and some are remote and participating over zoom. All classrooms are outfitted with the appropriate technology.*
The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a part-time, experienced Biology teacher in the Science Department. Responsibilities include teaching three required Biology classes. 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.
Specific Responsibilities for This Position Include:
Teach 3 blocks in the Science Department. Each “block” is a six-week course that meets for 5.5 hours each week in a rotating schedule. The courses are a two-mod class called BioConnections and a one-mod class called BioChemistry, both foundational 9th-grade courses.
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 students 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 as needed.
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 in discussions on new perspectives.
Qualities of the “ideal candidate.”
An ideal candidate would have a desire for teaching adolescents, a passion for continued professional growth, a commitment to learning new things, an ability to incorporate diverse experiences into their teaching, and actionable experience eliminating barriers of equity and inclusion in educational settings.
Deadline for Application: Candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and at least three references to BiologySearch@csw.org. No phone calls, please. We will accept applications until the position has been filled.
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 increase our diversity to apply.
Skills and Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree in Science field required
3-5 years of experience providing instructions to students preferred
A passion and desire to learn more
Innovative approaches to delivering biology content
Familiarity with project-based learning
Strong interest in working with adolescents
A desire to innovate within 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 in...crease our diversity to apply.