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Head of the Science Department
Brearley School, The
New York, New York
Salary: $68,975 - $134,250
Date Posted: 12/2/2022
Job ID: 67999
Position/Title: Head of the Science Department
Employer: Brearley School, The
Category / Heading #1: Administration  Department Chair - Science
Category / Heading #2: Teaching  Science
Category / Heading #3:  
Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 770 students K-12, welcomes candidates for a full-time position as the Head of the Science Department beginning August 2023.


We invite interested candidates to apply for this position by completing an application and uploading a cover letter and resume at


Responsibilities include:

● Teaching three courses in the Science curriculum, including Physics in the Upper School

● Overseeing and guiding the department’s development of its K-XII curriculum

● Providing support to the members of the department according to their needs

● Scheduling and chairing meetings of the department

 Acting as a liaison between the department, school leadership, and the larger community

 Assigning teaching duties and other responsibilities

In collaboration with the Facilities Department, overseeing the department’s labs, classrooms, and storerooms; ensuring equipment is up-to-date and in working order; maintaining safety standards

 Facilitating hiring in accordance with the school’s hiring process

 Mentoring new teachers

Evaluating new faculty in accordance with the school’s evaluation process

 Overseeing departmental business

Supporting and advancing the school’s co-curricular programs in science, including the advanced research seminar, robotics, and environmental science organizations.


About the School

Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Our mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on a larger purpose:  to cultivate in our students a commitment to the greater good. In pursuit of this goal, we actively strive to build, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body. We are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable and antiracist school community, and we expect our faculty, staff, students, parents, and trustees to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions.



In 2022-23, the expected total salary ranges from $78,600 - $143,875: base salary $68,975 - $134,250, depending on experience; flexible spending plan $5000; stipend $4625.



Benefits offered to eligible employees include a range of options for health insurance coverage with generous employer contributions across the plans; an HSA plan; pre-tax transit benefits; long-term disability insurance; a retirement plan that includes a school contribution starting at 10% of salary with no mandatory employee contribution; breakfast and lunch without charge; support for professional growth and development; and the opportunity to participate in a community based on collaboration, mutual care, and a commitment to the greater good.  Faculty may also apply for housing in a nearby Brearley-owned building at favorable rates.


The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally-protected classification.

Minimum Degree: BS
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 1-3 Years

The ideal candidate will:
have a bachelor’s degree in the subject area; an advanced degree is preferred
have at least five years of experience in teaching at the middle and/or high school levels
have an understanding of teaching both conceptual and quantitative physics
demonstrate strong skills in leadership and communication
demonstrate the desire to work collaboratively and in consultation
have a commitment to inspiring girls in science 
understand the needs of students at various levels of intellectual and social development
have experience implementing computational thinking and/or envisioning, expanding or implementing co-curricular or curricular science programs in robotics, or similar fields
have competence in inclusive, anti-bias, anti-racist pedagogy.

Tuition Remission: No
Spend for Graduate Study: No
Relocation Assistance/Allowance: No
Support/Sponsor Work visas to overseas candidates: No
ON Campus Housing: No
OFF Campus Housing: No
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