High School Biology & Math Teacher | 2023-2024 School Year
Austin Waldorf School
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Austin Waldorf School is seeking a chemistry and math teacher to join our dedicated high school team for the 2023-2024 school year. Our enthusiastic team of specialists is looking for an applicant who is passionate for the study and teaching of chemistry and can render their subject to high school students in an interesting and accessible way.
In addition to teaching responsibilities, chemistry teachers are responsible for chemistry curriculum development and the management of the chemistry lab classroom. Committee work and student advisory responsibilities are accrued after the first year. Preference will be given to applicants with practical expertise in chemistry or other related fields, such as Geology, Botany, Biology, Nutrition, Health, or Environmental Sciences.
The Austin Waldorf High School Chemistry teacher teaches four Chemistry block courses to 9th-12th graders, including Organic Chemistry in the 9th grade, Acids and Bases in the 10th grade, the Atomic Theory in the 11th grade, and Biochemistry in the 12th grade.
Classes include theoretical instruction, practical lab activities and time to work on recording lab results and writing experimental reports or drawing diagrams. The curriculum is based on a foundation of in-class demonstrations, the laboratory experience of the students, and a historical picture of the development of Chemistry. Building on this phenomenological and historical foundation, a full conceptual picture of Chemistry is developed by the 12th grade. In the 12th grade, an elective advanced Chemistry course gives an additional semester to develop the quantitative skills in preparation for college coursework.
BS in Chemistry or a related field.
At least three years of practical experience with applied Chemistry and one year of teaching experience. Experience with high school students is desirable.
Experience, familiarity, and/or genuine interest in Waldorf education. A completed Waldorf teacher training is ideal.
Ability to engage high school students in interesting chemistry lessons by drawing forth chemistry concepts out of laboratory observations.
Ability to explain and illustrate the connection between observations, chemical formulas, and associated calculations.
Ability to demonstrate a competent mathematics lesson in algebra, geometry, or trigonometry.
Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent collaboration skills.
Good classroom management skills and an ability to maintain safety in the laboratory.
How to Apply
If you are interested in joining a warm, hospitable and growing community such as ours, please submit your employment at https://austinwaldorf.org/explore/career-opportunities/
AWS is an established school community with a projected enrollment of around 390 students in pre-kindergarten-12 (85+ students in the high school) for the 2022/2023 school year. AWS is fully accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS). Community events, such as festivals, concerts, plays, athletics, and adult education classes, create an atmosphere of cultural enrichment. Our picturesque 33-acre campus consists of four kindergartens, eight-grade school classrooms, library, handwork room, nine-classroom high school including a state-of-the-art science lab, performing arts center, gymnasium, eurythmy hall, art studio, school store, gardens, and playgrounds. Austin is a vibrant city set in the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. It’s a beautiful place to live with many offerings of a much larger city while providing quick access to lovely greenspace.
The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender, national or ethnic origin