St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School Biology Teacher. This is a one year replacement position for the 2021-2022 school year.
About St. Paul Academy and Summit School:
St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving more than 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our two campuses are located approximately a mile apart in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving Grades K-5 on our Goodrich Campus and Grades 6-12 on our Randolph Campus. The school draws students from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and throughout the eastern and western suburbs.
Our mission—shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world—is a promise to our students and our families, and it pushes us to be thoughtful about everything we do. It inspires us to be our best and reminds us that we have the responsibility to respect the unique potential in every child. Our mission gives us purpose and represents our greatest aspirations and values. But most of all, it reflects our deep belief in the talents and capabilities of our students.
For additional information about the school’s curriculum, community, and culture, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
About the Upper School:
The Upper School is home to students in Grades 9-12 and is characterized by advanced inquiry, lively discussion, deep engagement with topics, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students develop the habits and relationships that will carry them through high school and into the world of college and beyond. The Upper School's rigorous academic curriculum and seminar-based learning model is complemented by a network of support that includes teachers, advisors, college counselors, and resources for both academic and social/emotional well-being.
Opening in 2018, the Hugh K. Schilling Math and Science Center provides an exceptional classroom environment and resources for teaching math, science, computer science, robotics, and engineering. For more information about the Upper School, please visit the Upper School section of our website.
Duration of Position: mid-August 2021 through mid-June 2022
Status: One Year Leave Replacement Position, Full time, Exempt
Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School
Candidates should possess a bachelor's degree in biology or a related field and should have experience teaching science in a student-centered classroom at the secondary school level. Successful experience with a collaborative team teaching model is preferred. All teachers serve as student advisors at the Upper School.
As importantly, we seek candidates who have demonstrated success in working with young people, and who will approach their role as an advisor with a drive to better understand the emotional needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are valued.
Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued and where openness to growth is the norm.
How to Apply:
Resume review will begin February 8, 2021. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.