Position Description: The Science Department at the Hockaday school encourages young women to understand the world through their own observations, guided inquiry, and effective application of a model-oriented mindset. This position will teach Biology and Chemistry to Form II and III (10th and 11th grade) students in the Upper School. Opportunities to teach additional courses and to plan courses in the area of the person’s expertise/interest will also be available. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the teacher will be a grade-level student advisor and will embrace the Tenets of Faculty Excellence by being a lifelong learner, striving for continual professional development. All faculty members are expected to adhere to Hockaday’s Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Essential Functions: At Hockaday, a full-time science teaching assignment consists of teaching four or five 80-minute class periods every two days, serving as a grade-level advisor, and supporting departmental needs. The teacher will have a solid level of comfort with the application of technology to science instruction. He/she will have ongoing opportunities for professional development.
Qualifications/Experience: • An advanced degree in a science field is preferred • A willingness to teach more than one science discipline at the Upper School level • The willingness and ability to teach advanced (AP-level) coursework as needed • Teaching experience in biology and/or chemistry, ideally in an independent school setting • Experience and interest in developing innovative uses of technology in the science classroom as well as comfort with its administrative use • A commitment to the ideals expressed in the Tenets of Faculty Excellence • Commitment to being a supportive, respectful, and energetic colleague and mentor • Must successfully complete background screening and verification
About The Hockaday School
The Hockaday School is an independent, college preparatory day and boarding school for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world. With an enrollment of almost 1,100 students, The Hockaday School is the nation’s largest prekindergarten through grade 12 independent girls’ school. Ranked among the country’s finest college preparatory schools, it was founded over a century ago and continues today to build on its original Four Cornerstones: Character, Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics.
Hockaday’s faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field and students in every grade benefit from outstanding faculty and access to unmatched resources. Families who choose Hockaday care deeply about providing their daughters with a comprehensive and rigorous education, both inside and outside the classroom. Hockaday’s student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the School. While most Hockaday families come from across the great Dallas-Fort Worth area, Hockaday students also come from across the United States and around the world.
The Hockaday School is an ...extraordinary place to work, with bright and engaged students and unparalleled professional development opportunities and support.
Mission Statement: Believing in the limitless potential of girls, Hockaday develops resilient, confident women who are educated and inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.