William Penn Charter School seeks a full-time Middle School science teacher to begin in the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in physical, life, or environmental science or a closely related field (an advanced degree is preferred) and a minimum of three years of experience teaching science at the middle and/or high school level. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice both in their teaching practice and in building relationships with students and other community members.
The successful candidate will embrace student-centered pedagogy and technology use in the classroom, exhibit a willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues in a variety of formats and on a myriad of educational topics including DEI&J work, model curiosity and a desire for professional growth, possess an understanding of and appreciation for teaching adolescents, and exhibit a desire to build positive and meaningful relationships with students, colleagues, administrators, and parents in a manner consistent with the School's mission. Familiarity with the principles and practices of Quakerism and Quaker education is highly desirable.
A full-time teaching load includes the teaching of four classes, leading an advisory group of middle school students, as well as engagement in an extracurricular activity such as coaching, community service, clubs or assisting with a theatrical performance. The position will also include other responsibilities of a Middle School faculty member, such as attendance at meetings, comment writing and grade reporting, consistent use of the HUB (the school's learning management system) and other duties such as proctoring some study halls and chaperoning a few school events.
Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.
About William Penn Charter School
William Penn Charter School is a Quaker, coeducational, PreK-12 day school on a 47 acre campus in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our diverse student body of 968 students travels to Penn Charter from 105 different zip codes. Established in 1689 by William Penn, the school emphasizes academics, the arts, athletics, spiritual awareness and service learning.