Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school in Washington, DC, seeks a full-time Biology teacher for its Upper School division (grades 9-12) starting in the 2021-2022 school year.
In addition to teaching both introductory and advanced levels of Biology, the ideal candidate will be able to teach an introductory course in another Science discipline (chemistry, physics). The successful candidate will participate in ongoing curricular innovation and technology integration within the department. An undergraduate degree in Biology (or a related discipline) is required; a graduate degree is preferred. Prior teaching experience in Biology is also required. The successful candidate will be a constructive collaborator with other teachers, have a sense of humor, enjoy working with all members of an educational community, and thrive in a fast-paced work environment. An appreciation for the School’s commitment to academic and personal excellence, Quaker values, equity, justice, service, and students’ social emotional wellness is also essential.
The most desirable candidates will also be able to demonstrate proficiency using digital and online platforms for remote instruction as well as proven effectiveness as a classroom teacher in a brick-and-mortar setting. Teaching positions at Sidwell Friends School are campus-based; therefore, this position requires teaching in person.
Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references via our online application.
About Sidwell Friends
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
A Sidwell Friends education aims to help students become the leaders of the future. To that end, the School seeks qualified individuals with the knowledge, skills, and ability to enhance the student experience and strengthen our community.
Sidwell Friends maintains a generous salary and benefits package that supports and rewards our employees while helping them to deepen their professional expertise and grow as individuals.
For teaching positions, a master’s degree and teaching experience in the field are preferred; a bachelor’s degree is required. For staff positions, we seek candidates with relevant experience, a commitment to excellence, and an enthusiasm for being a member of our vibrant and diverse community.