Upper School Science (Physics) Teacher

The Hun School of Princeton seeks a dynamic and creative Upper School Science (Physics) Teacher for a position beginning in August 2022  The ability to teach Physics at all levels—from non-honors to AP Physics I and II—is a requirement of the position. We would welcome candidates who also have the ability to teach other physical sciences courses such as AP Physics C and all levels of Chemistry.

Science, the study of the natural world, provides a sense of order and wonder in the universe. The science curriculum at Hun focuses on the process, practice, and skills of science comprehension by teaching inquiry and problem-solving. Students are encouraged to express curiosity about our world through an appreciation of the simplicity and complexity of science. Our program relies on creativity, open-mindedness, inquisitiveness, and healthy skepticism. Developments in the STEM field, such as nuclear energy, genetic engineering, and organ transplants, result in complex social issues that must be intelligently addressed. As a result, students need to have a clear understanding of science and its methods. Laboratory investigations are included in all science courses in order to engage students in the exploration of questions about the natural world. Guest speakers, fieldwork, and experiential learning enrich the curriculum and encourage the development of peer collaboration and critical thinking skills that allow students to assess the benefits and risks inherent in modern technology. There are many open avenues of communication in our classes so that ideas are shared and possible consequences of various courses of action are thought through. The primary goal of the science department is to help our students develop a capacity for lifelong learning, as we encourage them to think critically and independently and to continue to be scientifically informed citizens who will be active participants in the global community.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Four (4) sections of physical science classes;

  • Continuous professional growth in the content area;

  • Contributions to Hun community life beyond the classroom in roles that could include serving as an advisor, coaching sports, directing co-curricular activities, and potentially living on campus as a dorm parent (if the opportunity presents itself).

Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred;

  • Three years of full-time teaching experience is preferred, but other relevant experience will certainly be considered;

  • Expertise in the Physical Sciences is essential;

  • A love for working with young people;

  • A commitment to a diverse and inclusive community;

  • A passion for teaching in an innovative, experiential, and student-centered environment;

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students, parents, faculty, and staff;

  • Personal qualities including resilience, approachability, and kindness;

  • Excellent technology skills and experience integrating technology into the curriculum;

  • Familiarity or experience with online instruction including the use of Zoom meeting technology;

  • A desire to contribute to school life outside of the classroom on a lively boarding school campus.

ABOUT THE HUN SCHOOL

The Hun School of Princeton is a co-educational, private day and boarding school in Princeton, New Jersey. Individual attention and strong student-faculty relationships are the hallmarks of the School. On the 50-acre campus between Philadelphia and New York City, student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work. The Hun School is comprised of 645 students in its Middle School, Upper School, and Postgraduate Program. Our campus is home to students from twenty-two countries and fifteen states.

 

Our campus is located in historic Princeton, New Jersey, a short train ride away from both New York City (50 miles) and Philadelphia (45 miles). Home to Princeton University, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary, and an array of cultural centers and organizations, Princeton is regarded as one of the most academically-minded communities in the world. Often named one of the country’s best places to live, Princeton is a friendly, multicultural community surrounded by mountains, parks, and lakes. There are award-winning museums and theatres, celebrated public and private schools, destination restaurants and hotels, and a robust calendar of community events to enjoy.

Our mission:

The Hun School of Princeton empowers each student to thrive in a diverse and ever-changing world, by nurturing resilient character, providing individual mentorship, and inspiring vigorous and joyful learning.

Our community:

In our mission of educating global citizens with resilient character, we actively seek candidates who can bring a diversity of experiences and perspectives to our community. The Hun School of Princeton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristics or activity protected by law.  

Our environment:

The working environment is an office and school environment on a hilly 50-acre campus in Princeton, New Jersey. The abilities to occasionally lift files and storage boxes, walk up and down stairs, attend meetings in varying locations throughout campus, and continually use computers and related office equipment are required. Not all buildings on campus have elevators. 

To apply:  https://hunschool.isolvedhire.com/jobs/

Posted
04/25/2022
Location
Princeton, NJ, 08540, US