St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School Physics and Computer Science teacher. This is an on-going, full-time appointment open to applicants with the knowledge, experience, and desire to teach both physics and computer science courses to students in grades 9-12. The position begins in mid-August 2021.
About SPA: Opening in 2018, the Hugh K. Schilling Math and Science Center provides an exceptional classroom environment and resources for teaching math, science, computer science, robotics, and engineering. This is an exceptional opportunity for any teacher looking to help shape a growing and dynamic program in the coming years.
Position Begins: mid-August 2021 Status: Full time, Exempt Department: Instructional Faculty, Upper School
Position Description: Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree in physics, computer science, or a closely related field, although a master’s degree in one of these disciplines is preferred. Computer science experience equivalent to at least a college minor is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in at least one programming language and have a breadth of experience in computer science disciplines. Candidates should be excited to develop our Upper School computer science program, learn new languages, experiment with new technology, and continually refine pedagogy. Candidates should also have experience teaching algebra-based physics in a student-centered classroom. We particularly encourage candidates with knowledge and experience in the modeling instruction approach to science pedagogy to apply. A successful candidate who does not have experience in the modeling approach would be supported in participating in summer professional development in the modeling pedagogy. The ideal candidate will have experience with project-based learning, a desire to develop new electives over time, and continually develop the existing core curriculum within a strong and collegial teaching team.
As importantly, we seek candidates who have demonstrated success in working with young people, and who will approach their role as an advisor with a drive to better understand the emotional needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are valued.
Requirements: BA degree required. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued and where openness to growth is the norm.
How to Apply: Resume review will begin February 8, 2021. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.