Pingree School seeks an experienced science teacher to serve as a member of the science department beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. We seek educators who will build upon Pingree’s forward looking curriculum design, emphasis on the practical application of the sciences, and commitment to integrating anti-racism into coursework. The successful candidate will have knowledge of and passion for science and a foundational background in two or more scientific fields to include biology and environmental /sustainability studies coupled with an appreciation for problem-based, student centered pedagogy that emphasizes the development of young people to be global stewards and scientific thinkers. They will be committed to and enjoy working with adolescents in all areas of school life, be open to exploring collaborative, experiential and interdisciplinary teaching opportunities, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.
Primary responsibilities include teaching four sections of science in a combination of environmental studies and introductory chemistry or biology. In a small department such as Pingree’s, the successful candidate will have a wide range of teaching abilities, experiences and enthusiasm for current trends in the field and a strong willingness to collaborate with other members of the department and engage in curriculum development. Candidates who have demonstrated talents in virtual classroom applications, integration of digital texts and understanding of learning management systems will be at an advantage. Other science related duties include participating in Science Department meetings and contributing to Science Department projects and initiatives. Additional responsibilities include coaching and and/or supervising two seasons of either a sport or equivalent activity.
The successful candidate should have experience at the secondary school level or the equivalent in a related area or field and experience with the coursework. A bachelor degree is required and a master’s degree and some teaching experience is preferred.
To apply for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to Laura Ogden, Director of Human Resources and General Counsel, at email@example.com.
About Pingree School
Dedicated to academic excellence and development of high personal standards, Pingree believes that a love of learning flourishes best in a diverse community that respects truth, curiosity, creativity, humor, and independent and imaginative thinking. Above all, Pingree strives to instill in its students integrity, decency, compassion, self-esteem and commitment to one another and to the world at large.