Upper School Science Teacher (Environmental Science)
Starting August 2021
Kingswood Oxford is seeking a passionate, innovative, and collaborative individual who models a growth mindset to teach Upper School Science. In addition to having a strong educational background and teaching experience in Science, successful candidates will have a sincere interest in innovation: they will be very interested in experimenting with new projects and assessments, developing real-world connections, and thinking deeply about issues of representation, access, and equity in their classes. Candidates should also embrace involvement in the community, promote student engagement and empowerment, seek ongoing professional development, and value authentic collaboration with other faculty and staff to advance the school’s mission and strategic vision. Curricularly, successful candidates should have a background in Environmental Science and be impassioned by designing hands-on lessons in our natural and local environment. Additionally, the ability to teach Biology (and possibly Marine Biology) is desired as well. Successful candidates must have experience and confidence in using technology in the classroom. The position involves coaching or co-curricular duties in addition to teaching duties, as determined by the Division Head.
Located in West Hartford, Connecticut, Kingswood Oxfordis a coeducational, independent day school for motivated students in grades 6-12. KO actively seeks to attract and welcome a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, including differences in race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. At KO we believe that a diversity of ideas and perspectives enriches our community and improves our understanding. We continually work to increase equity and access within our learning community and seek candidates who are similarly committed to this work. If you would like to join us in this work, we welcome your application.
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A quick note about COVID and the 20-21 school year. Kingswood Oxford has worked hard to establish and maintain health and safety protocols that allow students to learn in-person for as long as possible. We are still learning on campus as of December, with some concurrent teaching for students who have chosen remote learning. For the purposes of this search, we are expecting and planning for a “return to normal” with in-person schooling in Fall 2021. However, if our nation’s progress in the fight against COVID is not as timely as we all are hoping, we may offer remote teaching options for teachers with demonstrated medical needs.
About Kingswood Oxford School
Kingswood Oxford is a coeducational, independent day school for strong and motivated students in grades 6-12 located in West Hartford, Connecticut, named one of the top Best Places to Live in 2016 by Time/Money magazine. KO is committed to building a diverse community of adults—especially in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and educational background—who will work towards helping students become confident communicators, resourceful problem solvers, and innovative, compassionate, and ethical leaders. Additional information about Kingswood Oxford School can be found at kingswoodoxford.org.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Kingswood Oxford School provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, political belief or activity, status as a veteran, or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.