Middle School Science Teacher (beginning with the 2023-24 school year)

  • Porter-Gaud School
  • Charleston, SC, USA
  • Feb 06, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Middle School Science Teacher (beginning with the 2023-24 school year)

Porter-Gaud School is an Episcopal, independent, coeducational day school with 1,650 students in preschool through grade 12. The School is seeking a full-time Middle School Science Teacher beginning with the 2023- 24 school year. Our Middle School division is comprised of grades 5 through 8.

Responsibilities:
This position will involve teaching classes of up to two grade levels of Middle School Science, potentially including Earth Systems Science
and Environmental & Physical Science, with the incorporation of technology and engineering as appropriate to meet STEM and NGSS goals.  Additional responsibilities will include serving as advisor to a small group of students and participation in various Middle School activities such as committees, grade level & division level meetings, clubs and organizations.  The Middle School Science Teacher will participate as an active team member within the Science Department, the Middle School faculty, and the school community as a whole, while inspiring a love of and appreciation for laboratory science in our students.

Qualifications:
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a degree or certification in science or science education.
- Proficiency in the use of technology in the classroom.
- A well-developed knowledge of classroom safety and preparation requirements for laboratory set-ups.
- Previous teaching experience.
- Previous experience working with Middle School aged children is a plus.
- Knowledge of and desire to teach progressive pedagogical methods.
- Willingness to support diversity and inclusion efforts at the school.
The Middle School Science Teacher will display a continuous commitment to developing the attitudes, knowledge, and skills (intercultural competence) to engage in appropriate and effective communication with students, colleagues, and families from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We desire candidates who will contribute to the school’s efforts to continue creating a more inclusive and equitable community where all individuals can develop a sense of belonging. 

Personal attributes:
- Appreciates and enjoys interacting with energetic Middle School age students and partnering with their families in their student's academic development.
- Shows evidence of organization, self-motivation, and punctuality.
- Shows evidence of a desire and willingness to contribute to the life of an independent school.

Reporting: The Middle School Science Teacher will report directly to the Head of Middle School and
take direction from the Science Department Chair. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To apply:  Email completed application (see link below), cover letter, and resume as PDF files to careers@portergaud.edu  The names of your files should include your first and last names.

Application link:
https://www.portergaud.edu/fs/resource-manager/view/9d68b113-09a0-4f27-a586-ae6149660d7e

Porter-Gaud School is committed to increasing the racial, ethnic, and religious diversity of our faculty and staff. The School welcomes applicants who would bring additional dimensions to the School's teaching mission. In accordance with law, Porter-Gaud School is an equal opportunity employer and hires without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.

Porter-Gaud School is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students.  We hold our employees to the highest possible standards.  All employees are subject to extensive background screenings and must sign our Code of Conduct.  We strive to monitor employees while interacting with students.  We take any inappropriate interactions between students and employees seriously and are committed to mandatory reporting standards as required by law.  We will fully cooperate with authorities in any allegation or case of abuse.