Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s approach to our balanced education (academics, fine arts, athletics and spiritual development) is sustained by the expectation of excellence in all areas of campus life. The school works to develop “leaders and doers of good,” as is stated in our mission statement, created by our Founders in 1966. A liberal arts curriculum prepares the college-bound student by focusing on effective communications, critical thinking, problem- solving and technical skills in a learner-centered environment. The school, situated on 84 acres on the St. Johns River, is a caring community with faculty who are outstanding in their field, all who are dedicated to helping our students develop their creative talents, discover their passions and deepen their faith and commitment to service for others.
Episcopal School of Jacksonville is seeking applications for a full-time Upper School Chemistry teacher in the Science Department, beginning in August 2021. A candidate with experience or interest in teaching AP Chemistry is preferred. Special consideration will be given to those teachers who have experience or training in teaching students in grades 9-12 and who structure student-centered learning through lab experiments. The candidate would be expected to write a narrative on each student a minimum of once a year. Additionally, as an advisor, the candidate would meet daily with a small group of students offering academic advising. Additional duties may include, but not be limited to, coaching an athletic team, supervising community service, or sponsoring a club.
Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field of study (i.e. Chemistry, Science Education, or a field heavily dependent on applied science) from a four-year college or university, or post graduate work in subject matter; advanced degree preferred.
Teaching experience is preferred, but we will also consider an entry-level new teacher candidate who has a strong desire to work with colleagues in a learner-centered environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills,
Demonstrate classroom management skills,
Demonstrate a working knowledge of lab safety and a commitment to emphasize safety on a regular basis,
Demonstrate an interest in developing the chemistry curriculum,
Demonstrate ways to inject creativity that engage students in labs and projects,
Manage the inventory of chemical substances and lab equipment with attention and care,
Demonstrate an ability to collaborate with faculty and work cooperatively with students, parents, and the administration,
Show a growth mindset in pursuing professional development,
Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and the larger school community.
About Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Founded in 1966, Episcopal School of Jacksonville has distinguished itself as the finest college preparatory school in North Florida. Located on 88 acres along the beautiful St. Johns River, Episcopal provides a challenging educational experience for students of all backgrounds in grades 6 through 12.
The mission of Episcopal is to provide a superior college-preparatory education in an environment marked by high expectation, Christian nurture, and social diversity. Through a balanced program of academics, arts and athletics, Episcopal’s faculty seeks to stimulate in each student intellectual growth, character development, responsible leadership, and a commitment to community service.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume, and a list of references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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