Brandon Hall School seeks an experienced and dynamic Upper School Science Teacher for the 2021-22 school year. The full-time position will include teaching Biology and Chemistry courses with the potential for teaching and/or proposing electives.
The ideal candidate will have independent and/or boarding school teaching experience, demonstrate excellent technology and communication skills, and have a strong desire to contribute to school life beyond the classroom. There is an opportunity for the candidate to be a residential faculty member and/or dorm parent and reside in campus housing.
Science Teaching Requirements
Design and implement student-centered science lessons that encourage discussion and further inquiry.
Facilitate laboratory exercises where students are expected to predict the outcome, follow and/or design the procedure, gather, analyze, and interpret the data, and then compare original predictions with actual results.
Parallel instruction and projects with real-world situations.
General Teaching Duties and Responsibilities
Curriculum and Instruction:
Create and implement lesson plans in accordance with established course curriculum; written evidence of preparation is required.
Use a variety of instructional techniques to enhance student learning and adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of students with varying intellectual abilities.
Work with department chair and other faculty members to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods.
Use instructional technologies to strengthen the teaching and learning process in accordance with ISTE Teacher Standards and Technology Office policies.
Design lessons and projects that foster an interactive learning environment centered around main learning goals, specific and timely feedback, and student-produced content.
Facilitate and inspire highly effective 21st Century Skills in each student, such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity through the use of clearly defined rubrics, discussion, and reflection.
Uphold and adhere to all school policies and procedures.
Student Growth and Development:
Conduct ongoing formative assessments of student understanding in order to provide timely feedback to students and guide instruction.
Help students develop appropriate study methods and habits.
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities through faculty sponsorship or as assigned.
Be a positive role model for students and support the mission of Brandon Hall School.
Create and cultivate a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Manage student behavior through a shared understanding of fair and equitable class rules, procedures, and consequences.
Professional Learning and Development:
Participate in faculty learning and development activities to improve the craft of teaching; including required faculty in-service and on-campus sessions and independent opportunities.
Establish and reflect on teacher goals and uphold proficient levels of practice in the areas of curriculum and instruction.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on faculty and staff committees.
Professionalism and Communication:
Use appropriate oral and written communication with colleagues, students, parents, and the school community in accordance with school policies and procedures.
Communicate with parents in a respectful and timely manner per the parent communication guidelines to share student progress and class updates.
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and the school community.
Brandon Hall's mission as a co-educational, global boarding and day school challenges students to lead lives of leadership, scholarship, and service. Our community celebrates learning, fosters global citizenship, embraces diversity, encourages athleticism and artistic expression, and inspires students to find their path and lead the way.