The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a full-time science teacher for the 2021-2022 school year to teach a variety of science courses for grades 9 through 12, as well as participate in the community beyond the classroom. Specific courses will include 10th – 11th-grade STEM-oriented chemistry and physics courses, and foundational courses in the areas of biology or chemistry based on experience. Additionally, strong candidates will bring experience with coding, computing, and iterative, design-based thinking in science. A successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills; will value progressive, student-centered education; will demonstrate an ability to make strong connections with students; will be passionate about teaching creative students with a variety of learning styles in a boarding and day school environment; and will have experience in differentiating and working in multiple modalities. Applicants should be well versed in culturally responsive teaching practices, be committed to developing their cultural competency and equity literacy skills, and approach teaching science courses through an anti-racist lens. In addition to these qualifications, our ideal candidate values collaboration among colleagues in our vibrant, art-infused school. A strong candidate will also add to the diversity of perspectives within the department.
Specific responsibilities for this position include:
Teach 14 blocks (about 75-to-90 minutes) of class over the school year; there are 6 modules meaning there will be 2 to 3 courses per module. Courses include STEAM: Chemistry, STEAM: Physics, and introductory biology (“BioChemistry and BioConnections”) and/or chemistry courses based on experience
Cooperate in designing curriculum
Participate in all department and all faculty-staff meetings, as well as occasional professional development opportunities
Offer two blocks of “D Block,” our after-school activities, enrichment, and athletics program, with a preference given to those willing and able to support team sports ? Advise up to eight students
Participate in our co-curricular PACE programming. Through the PACE program (Promoting Awareness and Community Engagement), we dedicate time during the mod and the year for experiential classes, events, and activities that prepare our students to meet the demands of an increasingly complex and diverse world. A four-year co-curriculum, PACE has been designed to ensure that all CSW students develop self-awareness, social consciousness, healthy living habits, life skills, and leadership that will serve them into adulthood
Participate in up to two alliance/affinity groups, student clubs, or committees
Chaperone two weekend activities each year to support our boarding students
Participation in the residential life community preferred (housing provided)
Skills and Qualifications*:
Bachelor of arts degree or equivalent required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
Minimum of two years of teaching experience preferred
Background in STEM-oriented teaching required; background in other areas of science expertise preferred
Familiarity with coding (python or other languages) and Raspberry Pi computing preferred
Comfort and passion for hands-on coursework and assessment
Facility with current and emerging technology in the classroom
Aptitude with teaching in on-campus, hybrid, and fully remote learning environments
*The qualifications and skills listed here are representative of what is necessary to effectively perform the essential duties. The list is intended to be illustrative but not comprehensive.
To apply for this Position: Please send a résumé, cover letter, and three references to ScienceSearch@csw.org. No phone calls
About The Cambridge School of Weston
A leader among America’s progressive independent schools, The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) has been at the forefront of educational innovation since 1886. At this day and boarding high school located in Weston MA, creative, motivated students embrace challenging work and address complex questions — with curiosity and courage. Inspired by the diverse perspectives and high expectations of our justice-minded community, they find and develop what is extraordinary in themselves and in the world around them. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community, and the world.
The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will in...crease our diversity to apply.