St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an energetic and dynamic middle school science teacher to teach four sections of middle school earth & space science starting in the 2018-2019 school year. A background in earth science/geology and astronomy is required. The ideal candidate will also be capable of teaching middle school classes in life science and/or physical science. St. Mark’s students are eager and motivated learners, and the science courses are based upon frequent laboratory experiences. A strong candidate will be able to design and conduct laboratory activities, teach with an engaging classroom style, and appeal to the learning styles of a diverse and extremely talented group of boys. He or she should have a desire to participate in activities that occur outside of the classroom in an independent school community including coaching a sport and camping in our outdoor program. Likewise, he or she should demonstrate a commitment to character and leadership education for all boys, giving equal priority to their character and intellectual development.
Teaching four sections of science in the middle school
Serving as an Advisor to a small group of boys
Contributing to the broader community by participating in the wilderness program, club program, or athletic program, depending on experience
Participating in the character and leadership education program
Experience / Qualifications & Skills
A bachelor’s degree in a field of science is required; a master’s degree in a field of science or science education is preferred
Five or more years of teaching science in middle and/or high school; independent school experience is a plus
Knowledge of varied teaching strategies to differentiate learning
Fluency with a variety of technology tools to advance learning
Passion for subject matter and for working with young people and colleagues
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of le...arning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.