Edmund Burke School seeks a permanent, full-time high school science teacher whose primary responsibility will be to teach four sections of 9th and 10th grade Earth Systems Science (ESS), as well as advise in the high school. The ideal candidate will have at least an undergraduate degree in earth science, physical geography, geology, or a related discipline, as well as a minimum of three years experience teaching at the secondary level. This position requires extensive use of technology (iPads, Vernier data collection and analysis equipment, etc.) as part of a rich and innovative experiential learning program involving laboratory and field studies in nearby Rock Creek Park. The ESS teacher is also expected to contribute actively to the ongoing development of this curriculum, and to work collaboratively with the Science Department.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience.
Edmund Burke School is a co-educational day school for grades 6-12. We emphasize a progressive, student-centered, constructivist approach to education. In addition to demonstrating expertise in their subject matter and skill in their delivery of lessons, we expect teachers to:
Run orderly but energetic classes.
Use innovative, developmentally-appropriate classroom activities and assign...ments designed to engage many types of students.
Include multicultural perspectives in classroom instruction.
Employ appropriate technology in the classroom.
Use our web-based Student Information System to write comments, report cards and post assignments.
Enjoy building curriculum through collaboration with colleagues.
Take pleasure in the company of adolescents.
Be open-minded, patient and maintain a respectful, supportive environment.
Teachers at Burke are an integral part of a lively, informal and inclusive school community; we are committed to building a diverse, multicultural faculty. Many teachers and staff serve as advisors for six to eight students. We are always looking for teachers who can enrich Burke’s community outside the classroom, especially by coaching.
A nonprofit educational institution, Edmund Burke School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, national origin or disability.