The Science Department at The Episcopal Academy has an immediate need for a long-term Upper School biology and environmental science substitute teacher to add to our vibrant department. This educator will teach introductory biology and environmental science courses through the end of the 2021-22 school year. We seek a collaborative team player excited to be part of a new approach to teaching science, committed to building and sustaining inclusive learning spaces, and invested in their continued growth as a scientist and educator. With a newly revised curriculum that continues to evolve, growing investment in environmental science, and emerging industry and community partnerships, it is an exciting moment in our department's history.
Who You Are
While there are many professional journeys that lead to a science classroom, we believe an individual can be a successful science teacher at Episcopal if they identify with the following:
- You're deeply committed to working with all students and believe in the immense potential of all children.
- You are a thought leader who continues to demonstrate interest in professional development.
- You're a team player who recognizes the value of diverse perspectives.
- You're a strong communicator, capable of connecting with students, parents, and colleagues in meaningful ways.
- You're passionate about a guided inquiry-based, lab-intensive approach to teaching science.
- You're open to a variety of assessment strategies where the student is at the center and application of knowledge is an essential outcome.
- You have a background in developing science curriculum/lesson plans that are inclusive of voices not often seen in the curriculum.
- Bonus points for experience teaching online courses; facility with LMSs, Google Suite, science-specific lab simulations sites; research in a specific science field. A sense of humor is always welcome.
What You'll Do
Faculty at The Episcopal Academy wear many hats. In this role, we'll be looking for a colleague to:
- Teach several sections of introductory biology and one section of introductory environmental science
- Supervise one of our many science clubs and/or extracurriculars
- Become involved in the life of the school, through advising, coaching, and/or supervising activities
While each employee at Episcopal brings a unique set of competencies and skills to their work, we believe all employees should:
- Be student-centered and show it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
- Embody and live The Stripes.
- Consistently maintain high standards for his or her own work and motivate others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
- Demonstrate a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and see others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
- Foster a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
- Demonstrate a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, and list of three references as pdf documents to email@example.com. Please include "Upper School Substitute Science Teacher" in the subject line.
Position Term Begins: Immediately
The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.