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.
Middle School Science Faculty Seattle, WA
Full Time (1.0 FTE) 2019-2020 Academic School Year
Salary scale based upon experience
This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details available during hiring process).
The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Middle School Science Department to teach Science. We are seeking a candidate who will support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that displays and proves an understanding of cultural fluency.
While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks as listed below:
Teach physical science and environmental science to eighth grade students where teaching topics may include: Newton’s Laws, physics of motion, energy and energy transformation, chemistry of atoms and matter, energy resources, water unit focusing on our local waterways and citizen science
Familiarity with the Next Generation Science standards
Collaborate with other members of the science faculty to create common experiences centered on student inquiry
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
Communicate openly and supportively with students, staff, parents/guardians and other stakeholders regarding students’ achievement and progress
Utilize technology to support student success (e.g. Google Docs and Google Sheets)
Serve as an academic advisor to middle school students
Serve on a middle school faculty committee and attend committee meetings
Create and sustain a classroom culture based on the mission and values of the school
Collaborate and work professionally and constructively with all colleagues
Prepare and deliver effective instruction for middle school students
Develop a responsive, student-centered classroom community that fosters engagement, inquiry, risk-taking, and confidence
Contribute to a progressive education environment where students are encouraged to learn by doing
Attend and contribute constructively to faculty and community meetings
Create and sustain effective partnerships with parents/guardians
Collaborate with the school counselor to establish and maintain social emotional learning and wellness for all students
Successful candidates will have:
Experience in teaching – a minimum of 3-5 years is preferred
A bachelor’s or graduate degree in Physical Science, Environmental Science or related science discipline
Capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
Ability to collaborate with colleagues to create curriculum and programming
Effective and timely/responsive communication skills (verbally and in writing) with administrators, colleagues, staff and families, which sustain constructive and professional relationships
Ability to manage deadlines and due dates efficiently
Skill in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite and a willingness to learn new platforms
Ability to find joy in promoting a lifelong love of learning and in working with children
Ability to work in a team – grade level, department and division
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.
If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.