The Hawken science department is looking for an enthusiastic educator to join the academic team to teach chemistry. The Hawken science curriculum features a 3-discipline sequence starting with a Physics 9 course followed by Chemistry and Biology. The department provides opportunities for students to further explore diverse areas in the sciences, offering courses including Environmental Science, Honors Modern Physics and Marine Biology. The Hawken science department prioritizes engaging in scientific argumentation and building problem solving and critical thinking skills.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced facilitator of project-based learning in the physical science classroom and will be excited to co-design interdisciplinary learning opportunities with students and colleagues. We are looking for a colleague who is knowledgeable about collaborative curriculum design, teaching, and learning that centers around elevating student voice in the curriculum design process and classroom.
Hawken School is committed to teaching the total child. Candidates should be eager to work in a collaborative team-based environment with thoughtful individuals committed to doing school better. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Teach multiple sections of science courses including Chemistry and AP Chemistry according to school needs
Active participation with Math and Science departments as they re-envision curricula
Advise a group of 10-12 students. Be available on a regular basis for offering extra help in subject areas of expertise
Active use of feedback-based assessment
Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Upper School Director or Head of School
Because Hawken believes in supporting teachers’ passions, in deepening their expertise, and in fueling their spirit of innovation, we provide substantive professional development opportunities that lead to the kinds of excellence that are a hallmark of our community.
An undergraduate degree in Science with experience teaching chemistry, especially AP or advanced level courses. Advanced degrees and at least three years teaching experience preferred.
Joyful enthusiasm, flexibility, good humor, and a team spirit necessary for curricular collaboration and innovation
Familiarity with diverse ways of engaging students over a range of learning styles enhanced by a desire to try new approaches
A passion for creative design of unique programming within our department and across disciplines leading to curriculum invoking interdisciplinary approaches, multicultural perspectives, and experiential opportunities in and out of the classroom
A continuous commitment to improve teaching proficiency, particularly with technology as applied to best practices in education
A deep understanding of adolescence and a passion for working with teenagers as they engage the complex issues of today’s world
Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply
About Hawken School
Hawken School is committed to doing school differently and better. This means developing an inclusive and accepting community where adults feel empowered to design educational experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. Hawken School seeks culturally competent teachers who are committed to equity and social justice, comfortable taking risks, and who embrace a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. Successful candidates for any role at Hawken School must demonstrate skill and commitment in all the following key areas:
Mission, Culture, and Philosophy Alignment: Candidates must show they can thrive at Hawken and are highly motivated by the school’s mission.
Fair Play /Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice: Candidates must indicate a commitment to and have experience with serving students and communities equitably.
Relationship Building and Cultivation: Candidates must show they can build relationships throughout the Hawken community.
Content Knowledge: Candidates must ...demonstrate that they can lead and guide colleagues and/students to depth in their work.
Humility and Growth Mindset: Candidates must be eager to learn new approaches and methods and be able to team effectively with others.
Approach to Work: Candidates must show initiative and agency with a commitment toward feedback and flexible problem solving.