Are you a critical thinker who loves an inquiry-based approach to learning? Do you feel called to equip students with the skills and attitudes they need to use scientific thinking for civic and global engagement and environmental stewardship to solve real-world problems? Do you foster, encourage, and value students who are inherently curious about the world?
At Bosque School, we value a student-centered approach to learning and engage students in solving real-world problems. We recognize that when student tasks are grounded in insightful questioning, risk-taking, practicing core skills, and learning from mistakes, students build capacity, resilience, understanding, and mastery in the science classroom and beyond. Moreover, teaching students how to learn, practice, persevere, and work in a collaborative environment gives them the tools needed to succeed in today’s world and tomorrow’s world. Thus, our science department is continually working to refine and implement an outstanding, rigorous, and holistic science curriculum.
Teach 3 sections of Upper School Science as a part-time (60%) faculty member. (A combination of Chemistry and Physics)
Work closely with the Science department and grade-level teams to align practices and processes
Provide students with thoughtful and timely formative and summative feedback in line with the school, divisional, and departmental assessment expectations. Prepare and enter grades, comments, and grade reports in accordance with school and divisional policies
Demonstrate a commitment to working with culturally diverse students, families, and colleagues and contributing to building and maintaining an inclusive community
Actively support and stay current on the needs of and changes to formal Bosque School student learning and medical/mental health plans. Work in collaboration with the Student Support Team, which could include the Learning Specialist, Nurse, Counselors, Deans, and Division Heads to integrate student accommodations into the classroom
Provide extra help for students, including being available during office hours/homework cafe/non-teaching periods to meet with students
Keep parents informed in a timely manner if a student is below academic or behavioral expectations following divisional expectations (following ‘official notes’ expectations, etc)
Participate in parent/guardian conferences and parent/guardian programs at school
Adhere to internal and external school communication guidelines
Attend staffulty, department, and grade-level meetings, unless excused by Division Head(s), arriving on time and participating professionally throughout the meeting (not leaving early, being distracted by off task projects, or working on other projects at that time unless approved by the Division Head)
Collaboratively work with colleagues and administrators in support of the manifestation of our mission and values. When disagreements arise, lean into our “cultivating community” behaviors of coming together in moments of crisis and confusion, assuming positive intent, and seeking clarification.
Engage in the planning and execution of interdisciplinary project work
Participate professionally and productively as a member of the Bosque community in support of students, colleagues, families, mission, values, and school culture
Model a growth mindset and engage productively in faculty meetings and professional development programs
Acknowledge and adhere to policies and procedures outlined in the Bosque School Employee Handbook
Fulfill other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Division Head or Head of School
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School’s mission is to prepare young men and women to become lifelong learners with the highest character values and academic goals in a natural New Mexico setting with strong family and community involvement. The school embodies the best of traditional independent education while embracing a progressive and inventive approach to learning. Currently, there are 480 students in grades 6 -12. There are over 50 faculty members with over 70% holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants must send a letter of intent and resume to Human Resources at email@example.com in order to be considered. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2021, and applicants are encouraged to submit application materials prior to this date. The position will remain open until filled and will begin August 2021.
Bosque School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and recognition of individuals on the basis of their ability and job-related qualifications and without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state, or local law. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students. The school complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application/interview process are requested to contact the School in order to arrange such accommodation.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree required
Teaching experience of high school Chemistry and Physics preferred
Demonstrated cultural competence with regard to both curriculum and pedagogy
Background and education in Chemistry and Biology
Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning
Commitment to student-centered, inquiry-based learning
Commitment to Bosque School’s mission and values
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 500 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.