Job Summary STEM Teaching Fellow in Chemistry/Biology is an early career science educator wishing to learn from experienced science faculty at Tower Hill School and develop his/her own teaching experience through a combination of independent teaching and close mentoring by our faculty. The Fellow will be expected to participate fully in the school community while also working to develop the teaching skills required of a full-time, autonomous faculty member. The science department at Tower Hill holds fundamental a willingness and ability to differentiate challenging topics for a wide variety of learners, a deep understanding of research design and principles including lab development and chemical safety, support for diversity, inclusion, and equity in science teaching, and a commitment to the core belief that all students are capable of meaningful scientific understanding given the correct tools and support. Tower Hill School values the interdisciplinary nature inherent in STEM and seeks an early educator who committed to furthering the use of real-world applications/problem-solving and inquiry-based laboratory work.
Teach 2-3 sections of high school Biology, Chemistry, or a combination? ?
Shadow existing faculty in biology and chemistry and student-teach a variety of lessons at various levels (College Prep., Honors and Advanced)
Shadowing Middle School and Lower School Science faculty at various levels
Work with other science teachers to develop and deliver sample lessons for more advanced classes, engage in observation of existing faculty, demonstrate an interest in and willingness to learn to use current teaching technology in the classroom. When needed, support lab preparation and breakdown.
Engage fully with THS community including, but not limited to, participation at all school-wide assemblies, faculty meetings, department meetings, various faculty supervisory duties. Ability to engage with student life, clubs, and athletics a plus.
Required: B.S in Biology or Chemistry
Demonstrated interest in teaching high school aged students, growth mindset and willingness to engage in self-reflective teaching practice
Preferred: Experience with independent schools
- College degree in Biology or Chemistry
- Demonstrated interest in teaching high school aged students, growth mindset and willingness to engage in self-reflective teaching practice
About Tower Hill School
Tower Hill School is a coeducational private school for age 3 through Grade 12, dedicated to living our motto "Multa Bene Facta"- Many Things Done Well. With a beautiful 44-acre campus located in northwest Wilmington, Tower Hill has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Our unparalleled resources include excellent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and individualized learning support.