Full-time, 10 months, Exempt
The Upper School (grades 9-12) seeks a dynamic, self-motivated, and multifaceted professional for a full-time Science teacher and Department Head position. The Upper School Science Department prepares scholars to investigate their world by developing scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills through inquiry-based science immersion. The ideal candidate will support the Science Department mission while exhibiting outstanding leadership and proven success at working collaboratively with other Department Heads, the Academic Dean, and Division Head. Experience with innovation and implementation of new programs is crucial as this individual will oversee the continuing development of our school’s NGSS STEM based science curriculum which highlights inquiry-based teaching and learning in the classroom. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the position includes advising and leading experiential learning for students. Depending on the candidate’s interests and the needs of the School, the position may include additional opportunities such as coaching and/or other co-curricular activities.
Ideal candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in science or closely related field and a master’s degree is desirable. Candidates will have, at a minimum, five years of full-time high school teaching experience. The ability to teach all levels of science courses up to the Advanced Placement level is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with Upper School students in a supportive college-preparatory environment. Candidates should possess basic computer literacy for both administrative and instructional purposes, strong interpersonal, and written communications skills. Knowledge of Quaker history and education is desirable, but not required.
Commitment to Diversity
Sandy Spring Friends School embraces the Quaker testimony of Equality and seeks applicants who represent all backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We greatly value our diverse student population with 42% of students self-identifying as people of color and 89 international students representing 21 different countries. We actively seek faculty representative of our students’ diversity. Click to learn more about diversity at Sandy Spring Friends School. Special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.