For a position to begin in the fall of 2020, Austin Prep seeks an experienced, innovative, and hands-on Middle School Science Teacher who is enthusiastic about tapping into students’ natural inquisitiveness about the world around them and guide them in understanding that world through observation, experimentation, and analysis. A coeducational institution since 1993, Austin Prep now serves 750 students in grades 6 through 12 from Reading, MA, and neighboring communities Northeast of Boston. The Middle School currently enrolls 170 students. The Upper School enrolls 580 ninth through twelfth graders in a rigorous college preparatory program that guides its students toward becoming lifelong learners and engaged citizens.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE: The Middle School science program introduces students to the foundational basics of science as a body of knowledge and process of discovery. Through interactive labs and investigations as well as opportunities to research and present on applications of their growing scientific knowledge, students are immersed in an environment that promotes curiosity, collaboration, and critical thought. Students progress through Earth and Space Science in Grade 6, Life Science in Grade 7, and Physical Science in Grade 8. Highlights of the Middle School Science program include field-based laboratory work with Zoo New England and the Harvard Forest.
WHO SHOULD APPLY? The chance to serve as a member of the Middle School Faculty is an enriching opportunity for a knowledgeable, energized, and experienced educator. The position calls for a mission-driven educator with a unique calling to engage with Middle School students in making content and skills come to life and instilling in them a lifelong passion for learning. Middle School is a period of intense transition and growth for students, and Middle School educators must be committed to supporting and celebrating students through advisory, moderating clubs and activities, and attending student arts and athletic events.
Austin Prep seeks a candidate with an educational background in the Sciences and at least three years of teaching experience, preferably at the Middle School level.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Mrs. Maria Blewitt, Science Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org