Biology and Chemistry Teacher
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 4/13/2017
Job ID: 38140
Position/Title: Biology and Chemistry Teacher
Employer: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Department: Upper School
Category: Teaching
Type: Science
Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:
• Teaches Upper School Biology and Chemistry and a science elective when needed.
• Collaborates with co-teachers teaching the same course to develop lesson plans and curricular materials.
• Prepares course objectives and outlines course of study following curriculum guidelines and any school requirements as mentioned in the mission statement.
• Demonstrates, models, and designs learning experiences that foster 21st century learning skills in students.
• Integrates technology as an essential and regular component of student learning experiences.
• Prepares, administers, corrects, and records assessment results in a regular and timely manner.
• Tailors instruction to meet the needs of students.
• Provides students with a variety of formats by which they can demonstrate skill mastery.
• Provides timely and regular feedback on students’ progress toward skill mastery.
• Maintains order and enforces school policies in the classroom and throughout common areas of the campus.
• Counsels students when adjustment and academic problems arise.
• Discusses students’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents.
• Keeps daily attendance and records of students’ progress.
• May coordinate field trips.
• May chaperone overnight field trips up to one week in length as part of the science or Upper School program.
• Collaborates within the Science Department and with all departments and offices as required or requested.
• Attends work and arrives/departs work at the appropriate times as determined by the immediate supervisor.
• Takes leave time in accordance with school policy and reports all absences in a timely manner.
• Assumes other reasonable and equitable job-related duties assigned by the immediate supervisor, some of which occur on weekends and evenings, including Science Department initiatives like participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival, science competitions, etc.
• Attends professional development workshops each year.
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 3-5 Years

• Strong background in Biology and Chemistry. At minimum, a bachelor’s degree in Biology or Chemistry or related fields, with advance degree preferred.
• At least two years of experience teaching Biology, Chemistry, or related courses.
• Must be creative, flexible, tech savvy, and ready to collaborate as part of a team that is a leader in science education.
• Ability to develop and implement curriculum, assessments, and utilize teaching methodologies/best practices.
• Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
• Demonstrated deep understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment for Biology and Chemistry education.
• Knowledge of 21st century learning skills and practices, current science standards, and inquiry-based pedagogy.
• Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
• Ability to provide a supportive, caring, and positive environment for students.
• Records and course website maintenance skills using web-based applications.
• Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
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