Manlius Pebble Hill (MPH) seeks an innovative, well-educated, and empathetic teacher for its Biology and Earth Science classes. Our school places the health and well-being of its students at the center of its program, and the successful candidate will be able to reflect and demonstrate those priorities in their pedagogy. With primarily in-person instruction, MPH teachers prioritize the importance of building relationships with students in an intellectually playful environment. We seek candidates who can enhance our co-curricular offerings in athletics, the performing arts, and other activities within and beyond the school day. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will advise a group of 8-12 students and facilitate or co-facilitate two clubs. The ideal candidate will be creatively responsive to student needs and have a demonstrated willingness to participate in the life of the school.
The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach eighth grade Earth Science and ninth grade Biology. The successful candidate will be a member of a Science Department that is committed to hands-on, data-focused, and inquiry-driven learning, and will need to guide and supervise students skillfully as they collect data. With the possibility of occasional periods of distance learning and with some simulcasting students, comfort with teaching in a distance-learning environment is essential.
With Earth Science, the teacher will develop eighth graders’ ability to think as scientists. Encouraging the students’ spirit of inquiry and developing their laboratory skills are essential components of the classroom experience. In addition, the teacher prepares students to competently and independently write a lab report before joining the Upper School. Guiding eighth graders through the development of an authentic and independent project for STEM fair is a significant responsibility for the Earth Science teacher. In pursuing these aims, the teacher prepares students to leave middle school with a firm grasp on the scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world.
For Biology, the teacher will introduce ninth graders to essential topics in the life sciences, including cell biology, genetics, and evolution, through laboratory activities. Essential for their studies in science in the Upper School, students learn that science is a process, and the teacher will challenge them to think critically about the larger significance of biology.
This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package with the potential for growth depending on experience and qualifications. At least two years of classroom experience with high school or college students is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in biology, earth science, or a related field is preferred. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for four professional references to email@example.com.
A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in biology, earth science, or a related field is preferred.