Pingree School seeks an experienced science teacher to serve as a member of the science department beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. We seek educators who will build upon Pingree’s forward looking curriculum design, emphasis on the practical application of the sciences, and commitment to integrating anti-racism into coursework. The successful candidate will have knowledge of and passion for science and a foundational background in two or more scientific fields to include chemistry coupled with an appreciation for problem-based, student centered pedagogy that emphasizes the development of young people to be global stewards and scientific thinkers. They will be committed to and enjoy working with adolescents in all areas of school life, be open to exploring collaborative, experiential and interdisciplinary teaching opportunities, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.
Primary responsibilities include teaching four sections of chemistry including honors and Advanced levels. We seek educators who have experience teaching Advanced Placement Chemistry and who are eager to move beyond AP’s by developing independent advanced level chemistry courses that prioritize integration with other disciplines. In a small department such as Pingree’s, the successful candidate will have a wide range of teaching abilities, experiences and enthusiasm for current trends in the field and a strong willingness to collaborate with other members of the department and engage in curriculum development. Other science related duties include participating in Science Department meetings and contributing to Science Department projects and initiatives. Additional responsibilities include coaching and and/or supervising two seasons of either a sport or equivalent activity. There is also the possibility of teaching a fifth section in lieu of co-curricular responsibilities. A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree and some teaching experience is preferred.
About Pingree School
Dedicated to academic excellence and development of high personal standards, Pingree believes that a love of learning flourishes best in a diverse community that respects truth, curiosity, creativity, humor, and independent and imaginative thinking. Above all, Pingree strives to instill in its students integrity, decency, compassion, self-esteem and commitment to one another and to the world at large.