The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community.
Upper School Science Faculty (Seattle, WA)
Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Academic Year Schedule (2021-2022)
Compensation is based on experience
* This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details during hiring process).
* This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.
The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Upper School team as an Upper School Science Faculty member. Courses to be taught are physics, physics with calculus, and term-long elective courses such as astronomy or forensic science. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.
The Upper School Science Faculty member reports to the Upper School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as Upper School Faculty and Staff and the Science Department. This position will be responsible for teaching four sections of physical science classes per term, in addition to leading two Cascades (winter and spring) and managing one Advisory group for the academic year.
While other duties may be assigned,a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below:
Possess the ability and skills to successfully teach upper level physics and other physical science courses to 9th-12th grade students
Develop curriculum that incorporates project-based, inquiry-based, hands-on, and design thinking approaches
Enrich or modify lessons, curriculum, materials and resources as needed to meet differentiated student needs and varying levels of progress inside and outside of the classroom
Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
Collaborate with other members of the science faculty to create common experiences centered on student inquiry
Create physical science and engineering electives that connect to your areas of interest and expertise
Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school
Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and within the curriculum
Establish classroom expectations that create a safe and comfortable environment for all students
Create and sustain effective family partnerships, for example: communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and classroom news via formal fall/spring conferences, written communications, and school portal.
Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth
Collaborate with school counselors and learning specialists to establish and maintain social-emotional learning and wellness for all students
Communicate openly, timely and supportively with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders regarding student achievement and progress
Utilize technology to support student success (e.g. Google Classroom/Docs and the LMS)
Serve as an advisor to a group of Upper School students.
Attend school related events outside the scheduled school day
Participate actively and with curiosity in school/division/department meetings, in addition to activities/committees
Experience and Professional Competencies:
Experience in teaching science – 3 or more years is preferred
A bachelor’s degree in a physical science or engineering field is required
A graduate degree in education, physical science, engineering or related field is preferred
Experience w/ “maker space” (laser cutter, etc.) and computer programming is preferred
Successful candidates will:
Possess a philosophy of education that aligns with the school’s mission and values
Exhibit the capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning
Communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff and parents/guardians in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships.
Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines.
Have proficient skills in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, and Outlook
Have experience with using Vernier Probes (or other probeware) and Logger Pro (or other equivalent) to facilitate quality data collection.