St. Albans School of Washington, D.C., is seeking a middle school science instructor to begin in fall 2019. The position involves teaching four sections of eighth-grade Environmental Science, a course that seeks to examine such topics as the water cycle, horticulture, animal life, sustainability, and climate, particularly through the lenses of conservation, engineering, objects, aesthetics, field research, and design.
Strong candidates will exhibit an ability to teach with imagination and vigor; a passion for fieldwork, research, and hands-on learning; an interest in interdisciplinary work and expanding a traditional approach to science; an inclination to favor the learning process over performance and to seek application-based/authentic assessment wherever possible; the capacity to develop in students strong critical thinking and analytical abilities; strong organizational and classroom management skills; an appreciation of adolescent boys; an interest in collaborating with other lower school and science department faculty; and a willingness to be an active member of the school community.
Other duties may include advising, coaching, or supervising other afternoon activities. A background in engineering, conservation work, robotics, art, design—or any STEAM-related field—is a distinct advantage. A bachelor’s degree and classroom experience are required, an advanced degree in science preferred.
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