Now accepting applications for
MIDDLE SCHOOL & UPPER SCHOOL
SCIENCE TEACHING FACULTY
ABOUT US _______________________________________________________________
The Jewish Leadership Academy is a world-class Jewish Middle and Upper School dedicated to developing the skills, curiosity, and potential of Miami’s most ambitious students for a life of purpose, commitment, and service.
JLA is committed to:
Challenging inquisitive minds to think critically and creatively in pursuit of the highest academic standards across all disciplines.
Putting values into action by embedding leadership training and community service into the heart of the educational program.
Engaging the mind and stirring the soul to connect with the Jewish past and the Jewish present, the Jewish People and the Jewish State, through the broad and embracing lens of Modern Orthodoxy.
With a brand new state-of-the art campus under construction in the Pinewood neighborhood of Miami, JLA will begin accepting student applications for grades 6, 7, 9 and 10 in the Fall of 2022 for the academic year 2023-2024.
JLA seeks an outstanding faculty of all faiths who believe in and actively support the school’s mission to educate Jewish students at the highest academic levels while connecting them deeply to their heritage and faith. We are carefully creating a faculty culture that is values-driven, committed to high standards, and rooted in respect for all. Above all, we seek faculty who have a genuine love for teaching. Click here to view our Culture Deck.
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT ____________________________________________________
The Science Department at JLA provides students with a sequence of deep and rich curricular core classes and electives. The goal of our program is to develop an appreciation of learning and ignite curiosity and critical thinking.
The Middle School offers honors and advanced high-school classes:
Earth and Space
Electives include honors high school-level classes within biology, chemistry, and physics.
The Upper School core curriculum offers honors and advanced college-level classes:
Physics (algebra-based and calculus-based)
Electives include advanced college-level classes within biology, chemistry, and physics.
JLA’s multifaceted pedagogical approach uses a blend of Socratic discussions, design thinking, inquiry-based learning, guided experimentation, and project-based learning. Laboratory demonstrations and paced-protocol experiments are embedded in every course. Advanced-level classes emphasize open-ended experimentation, inquiry, case analyses, and mentor-guided innovative research.
Full-time employment for faculty teaching positions will commence in August 2023. Responsibilities will include:
20 teaching periods per week (5 periods daily M-Th)
Advisory, media-literacy, research, service learning, or mentorship role as part of our unique Friday schedule.
Tutorial sessions twice weekly
Robust professional development throughout the year
Special on-boarding and leadership programming with students for the first 3 weeks of the school year
Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience at the middle/upper school level, as well as a strong foundation in classroom pedagogy. He/She must have an undergraduate degree in a related field, though advanced degrees are preferred. Experience working with gifted and talented students is an asset.
In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate:
The ability to connect with and inspire students.
The ability and desire to work collaboratively on a high functioning team.
Excellent people skills.
Mastery of Google Workspace for Education and an overall comfort with technology.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
The desire to be a part of a learning community.
A strong work ethic.
An understanding of project and inquiry-based learning as well as design thinking.
A strong benefits package includes:
Highly competitive salary
Full health, dental, and vision for employee
8% annual retirement match
Daily breakfast and lunch
Opportunities for professional development and growth
Short and long term disability and life insurance
To apply, send cover letter and CV to:
Associate Head of School/ Middle School, Lori Kubach
Associate Head of School/Upper School, Judd Shapiro
For more information visit: jlamiami.org