The Dalton School, a progressive K-12 gender-inclusive school in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the nation. Known for its child-centered approach and an exceptional, inspiring faculty, Dalton enrolls over 1,300 students with approximately 350 faculty and staff. Guided by the Dalton Plan, the foundation of a Dalton education, our faculty meets each student’s evolving needs, interests, and abilities, and fosters diversity as an integral part of school life. Dalton challenges each student to develop intellectual independence, creativity, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility toward others both within the School and in the broader community.
We are seeking a full-time high school Science teacher, starting September 2021. Science at Dalton is taught in an inquiry-based approach, with an emphasis on developing scientific habits of mind. We are in the process of scaffolding data science, scientific literacy and scientific communication throughout K12. We are committed to ongoing curricular and pedagogical anti-racist work, and we seek a candidate who shares that commitment and who can contribute to our efforts. Our ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about Biology, is comfortable taking an interdisciplinary approach, sees the scientist in every student, and makes science relevant to students by connecting the material to everyday life as well as important societal and environmental issues. They collaborate actively with colleagues on developing innovative and inclusive curriculum as well as equitable pedagogy and assessment practices. Ours is an intentionally diverse community with teachers who are passionate about a wide range of subjects and bring their varied interests to our students’ work.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach Biology, expertise in Chemistry and/or Physics is highly desired
Co-advise a group of students, likely beginning in the 2022-23 academic year
Design engaging curricula and lesson plans in collaboration with colleagues in and outside the department, and in alignment with the K-12 curriculum
Engage actively in departmental and school-wide diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism efforts
Work one-on-one with students daily for support and enrichment
High school teaching and advising experience preferred
Demonstrated commitment to equitable and inclusive practices, with respect to pedagogy, curriculum, and/or community engagement
Strong written and oral communication skills
Facility with and willingness to learn educational technologies and learning management software
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward the equity and diversity of our community in our admissions, programs, and hiring. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnic origin, age, physical disability or sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics and other school-administered programs.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and detailed cover letter via the online employment portal at https://www.dalton.org/employment. Please indicate on your application if you were referred by an agency.
About The Dalton School
The Dalton School is an independent, co-educational day school (K-12), founded in 1919 by the renowned progressive educator Helen Parkhurst. Parkhurst’s visionary Dalton Plan remains the keystone of the school’s progressive educational philosophy and is now the model for over 200 Dalton schools in other parts of the world.
The Dalton School is the innovative leader in developing creative problem solvers who identify issues, grapple with possibilities, and design solutions to global challenges from multiple perspectives.
Dalton is recognized for its rigorous, innovative educational curriculum and offers its 1,300 students a breadth of stimulating and challenging programs taught by our dedicated faculty. Our high academic standards are complemented by an exemplary performing and fine arts curriculum – taught by faculty who are professionals in their fields – and a full range of athletic teams and extra-curricular activities.
The Dalton School actively seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.