Middle School Part-Time Science Teacher for Maternity Leave
Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles, serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional individual to fulfill a maternity leave, part-time position for 7th grade Science.
This position requires a science background and involves teaching three sections of 7th grade science. This is a maternity leave position that will span coverage of units on Density, Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism at the 7th grade level. It will begin in mid-late November and continue for at least 16 weeks. Full participation in team/department meetings and lab setup/cleanup is expected. The successful candidate will be eligible for benefits.
Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.
Our middle school is comprised of 727 students in grades seven through nine. The Science Department teaches a two-year physical science curriculum, consisting primarily of topics in chemistry and physics, to our 7th and 8th grade students. Our 9th grade students take one of two levels of high school biology (honors or regular). We pride ourselves on the care afforded to students at an individual level, teacher collaboration on curriculum and laboratory set-up, and active participation by teachers in the greater school community.
In addition to teaching science, middle school teachers monitor the social and emotional health of students, enforce rules both in and out of the classroom, and assess and communicate with the school and parents about student progress through report cards and written comments.
Candidates should have:
• an interest and passion for working with young people,
• excellent instructional and listening skills,
• a great deal of patience and flexibility,
• a love for sharing science with others,
• and a desire to make a difference in a student’s life.
Education Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a closely related discipline.
Experience: Middle school teaching experience is preferable but not absolutely necessary.
Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.
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