Upper School Science Teacher (Biology and Chemistry Focus)
The Chapin School
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: Range is $65,000-$120,000
4 Year Degree
The Chapin School, an independent K-12 day school for girls located in New York City, seeks a student-centered, collaborative, and innovative educator to serve as an Upper School Science Teacher and Upper School Advisor for Grades 8-12, with particular focus on teaching Biology and Chemistry. .
DEIB Chapin’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB): All Chapin students and professional community members are valued and appreciated for their unique identities, including their diverse backgrounds, perspectives, talents, and interests. We expect Chapin faculty to employ culturally-informed, equity-focused teaching practices in order to reach all students and ensure they are known and understood. Each individual belongs to and is an integral part of our affirming and joyful learning community. To support this commitment, Chapin actively seeks diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body.
All candidates are encouraged to be familiar with Chapin’s DEIB commitment and mission statement found on the School’s website.
The Upper School Science Teacher will teach four sections of science, likely in the fields of Biology and Chemistry, and will serve as an Upper School advisor.
Chapin’s Upper School Science program blends traditional science content and skill acquisition with a deep focus on engaging students to think of themselves as scientists, willing and able to pursue their ideas to build a better world through scientific research and discovery. The Science Department engages in ongoing curricular and pedagogical work that recognizes the inquiring scientist in every student and relies upon respectful, collaborative relationships with both colleagues and students. The Department is proud of its wide array of advanced curricular offerings, which include Molecular Genetics, Principles of Engineering, Fly Lab Research in Molecular Biology (in partnership with Stan-X), and electives in forensic science, pharmacology, and public health.
Chapin’s next Upper School Science Teacher and Advisor will be:
A scientist and science educator who demonstrates a commitment to innovation and interdisciplinary curriculum development, and who
Embraces the responsibility to develop an educated, informed, engaged citizenry by connecting the study of science to the challenges and opportunities that define our fast-changing world;
Brings curriculum to life through a variety of learning experiences, including hands-on or in-the-field learning and research opportunities; and
Embodies the joy of learning and exploration by sharing their passion and enthusiasm for science with students.
A student-centered educator who values each student’s voice, experience, and history, and who
Demonstrates effective pedagogy, particularly in response to the needs of students with a variety of backgrounds, learning needs, and interests; and
Actively seeks out ways to generate student excitement for science and STEM-related fields because they believe all students are scientists in the making.
An educator who actively cultivates a classroom and community of belonging by
Engaging students in the process of co-creating an environment that fosters inquiry, diversity of thought, feedback, and collaboration;
Collaborating with colleagues within the department and across disciplines and divisions to develop practices and curricula that enrich the academic program; and
Embodying a growth mindset, which means being willing to learn alongside students and colleagues, to make mistakes, and to listen with empathy to others.
A partner to students, their parents, and colleagues in teaching and learning who
Seeks connections across disciplines so that students can integrate their learning across their classes and build meaningful connections that help their learning;
Embraces a culture of ongoing professional learning by regularly seeking out opportunities to observe colleagues and be observed, receive feedback, and collaborate; and
Navigates change and disagreement with respect, grace, and an eye toward resolution.
Compensation: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience, the range is $65,000-$120,000.
How To Apply: Submit a cover letter, résumé, and statement of educational philosophy by February 25, 2024.
2 years experience in science instruction or equivalent
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues
Strong content fluency in Biology and/or Chemistry
Advanced degree in the sciences or science education
Experience teaching science or a STEM-related subject at the high school level
Lab research experience or ability to teach advanced-level sciences
Experience working with or teaching a laboratory science using Drosophila as a model organism
The Chapin School is dedicated to empowering a diverse, ambitious and resolute community of young women to thrive and lead in their world. Guided by our motto, Fortiter et Recte, Chapin considers bravery, compassion, service and respect for self and others to be fundamental values. We believe that equity, inclusion and collaboration are critical to personal growth. By advancing and deepening each student’s agency, confidence and resilience within an affirming and joyful learning environment, Chapin strives to ensure that each student is emboldened to pursue distinction as a leader and contributing citizen.
The Chapin School, founded in 1901, is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City currently serving 802 students K–12.
Chapin’s signature Focus Forward strategic plan, which guided our work for more than a decade, intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional and other skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century. Chapin’s institutional priorities continue to be imbued with the spirit of Focus Forward. We have fine-tuned our... articulation of the School’s purpose as we approach the third decade of the 21st century. A forward-focused learning community whose symbol is a wheel will never cease to strive toward achieving its vision of cultivating in girls the skills and attributes that will allow them to be brave for themselves and for others.
UNDER ONE ROOF
Chapin’s single building provides a unified learning environment under one roof for all students, the 128 faculty members who teach them and the 85 staff members who support all other aspects of school life. An ambitious construction project to be completed in 2020 will feature an entire floor dedicated to the arts and a gymnasium with suspended running track—all with spectacular views of our urban location. The Hayot Center for Innovation, to open in 2020, will provide our entire learning community the opportunity to extend our commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry-based investigations and explorations, deepening students’ interests through experimentation, invention and the development of out-of-the-box solutions to complex issues.
Our vibrant, inspiring and welcoming new spaces will further our commitment to a forward- focused learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities. With these exciting new spaces as a canvas, we renew our pledge to develop curriculum and pedagogy that reflect current research and best practices, always placing each student at the center of her own learning.