The Frederick Gunn School is seeking candidates for full-time science teacher positions (specific courses are TBD as there is flexibility in the current staff and enthusiasm for teaching and instilling scientific skills is prioritized). Applicants must enjoy working with high school students of all ages, both in and outside the classroom, must understand and embrace the values of a boarding school community, and must bring passion and energy to the classroom. Further, they should have a devoted interest in the study of science and using the various disciplines of science as vehicles to increase the scientific literacy of their students and of the community as a whole. Regardless of which courses they teach, at The Frederick Gunn School, all science teachers share commonality in the skills we seek to instill and strengthen in our students through laboratory work, activities, observations, and content. Candidates should also prioritize student safety in the lab and be prepared to manage frequent lab activities in a way that advances the students’ ability to engage in a scientific process. Lastly, the Science Department works closely with the Director of the IDEAS program and evolving this collaboration is a departmental priority. This position also serves as a coach, a dorm parent, and an adviser to a group of students. Please share in your application the sports and cocurricular activities you feel qualified to coach or assist in coaching. Please also share information about your household size so that housing needs can be considered.
The general responsibilities of a full-time science teacher at The Frederick Gunn School include:
Teach up to four courses in either the life sciences, physical sciences, or a combination. Preference is given to candidates with versatility in these areas.
Assisting in managing the organization of the lab spaces and equipment utilized by the teacher in cooperation with the other teachers assigned to that space.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, quizzes, tests, and handouts.
Provides guidance to students, including extra help and review sessions, that promotes their educational development and personal growth.
Assess the progress of students on a regular basis and provide written reports as required.
Work with the other science faculty as well as the Director of the IDEAS program as a team seeking ways to reflect on our program and various ways in which scientific literacy may be enhanced through our various courses, clubs, and other aspects of community life.
Cooperate with and participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the science program at The Frederick Gunn School.
Strives to remain up to date with current science news/events and seeks to guide students in being savvy consumers of science news.
Use various pedagogical approaches in the classroom.
Communicate effectively with both students and adults.