Upper School Physics Teacher / Middle School Physical Science Teacher
The Doane Stuart School seeks an experienced high school/upper school Physics teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. This position will also teach a section of 8th Grade Physical Science. We are seeking an energetic, ambitious, and hard-working individual who connects easily with students, faculty, and the community. The Upper School program focuses on preparing students in grades 9 - 12 for college and life. Doane Stuart is built around rigorous intellectual exploration and joyful discovery. Students are challenged to think deeply about concepts and ideas, to make learning personal and relevant, to ask questions, and to look for broader truths and understanding. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate a student-centered approach to teaching and learning, attention to the “whole student,” strong differentiation skills, a commitment to culturally responsive pedagogy, and a strong grounding in best practices.
The school expects candidates to have a willingness and ability to use differentiated instruction in the classroom. The successful candidate will be asked to develop a hands-on, student centered curriculum where technology is used as a teaching tool as well as a student resource. The successful candidate will be part of a close-knit teaching and learning community. A high degree of teamwork, collaboration, and communication are a must; a sense of humor is appreciated. Doane Stuart values high initiative, creativity, and flexibility.
The Upper School Physics teacher is a member of the school faculty and is responsible for all of the duties thereof. A successful candidate will possess a solid background in Physics and Physical Science. Ability to teach Physics emphasizing hands-on, inquiry-based, lessons that utilize mathematical modeling, to establish the physical properties, concepts, and fundamental laws of the physical universe at micro and macroscopic level. Additional knowledge of teaching mathematics or engineering is preferred, as is experience with Google Classroom. Though teaching Physics and 8th Grade Physical Science is the primary responsibility, an additional desire to be involved in extracurricular activities is preferred. Additional responsibilities for all full-time teachers include partnering with families, assessing and evaluating student progress, advising students, supporting admissions work, and participating in faculty meetings, teacher conferences, and school events, and other duties as assigned.
An independent, co-educational day school serving the greater Albany area, The Doane Stuart School admits students of any race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin, and sexual preference to all the rights, privileges, and programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, or sexual preference, nor in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other School-administered programs. Doane Stuart is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to James Wheaton, Upper School Director, at email@example.com.
About Doane Stuart School
Doane Stuart is a coed, interfaith school that serves talented students from throughout New York's Capital Region.