7th-8th Grade Science Teacher

The Stony Brook School
April 17, 2019
Stony Brook, New York
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The Stony Brook School is seeking an experienced and innovative educator to teach our STEM 7 and 8 courses, beginning August 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to work at one of the country’s most prestigious Christian academic institutions as a member of a talented and dedicated faculty. All candidates should have demonstrable Christian commitment and an educational philosophy that is consistent with The Stony Brook School’s mission statement.

STEM 7 and STEM 8 are hands-on, problem-based courses that introduce students to physical science and earth science concepts and promote the use of an understanding of those concepts in the context of authentic problem solving. The course emphasizes an engineering design and inquiry approach, which encourages students to seek out information and uncover an understanding of natural phenomena. Students learn to ask questions and explore the world while designing, building, and testing innovative solutions to real world problems. In preparation for future STEM and science courses, students will be taught how to identify problem criteria and constraints, model and test prototypes, observe (both qualitatively and quantitatively) and record, create and test hypotheses, and develop evidence-based explanations.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science field required, with a master’s degree strongly preferred
  • Three or more years of teaching experience
  • High energy, high career ambition, and strong ability to connect with teenagers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Eagerness to serve in a faith-based learning environment that emphasizes faithful Christian scholarship and character formation
  • Deep understanding of best practices in Science and STEM education is highly desired
  • Ability to plan and implement lessons and assessments with a strong emphasis on developing scientific reasoning and inquiry-based laboratory skills.
  • Proficiency with technology and a desire to incorporate technology into the classroom
  • Ability to differentiate instruction effectively in block periods
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative team of teachers
  • Ability to interact professionally with parents and school community members
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and lifelong learning
  • Desire to contribute to various aspects of school life (advisor, dorm parent, coach, club sponsor)
  • Maturity and stability sufficient for a demanding position

In addition to the typical teaching load of four to five sections of class and four sessions of mini-courses, Stony Brook faculty members contribute to all aspects of boarding school life, including evening and weekend supervisory duties, coaching, chaperoning, proctoring study halls, and overseeing meals. The Stony Brook School particularly seeks candidates who are enthusiastic about living in a dormitory apartment and providing residential life leadership.  Compensation is commensurate with experience and education and includes housing, some utilities, meals, excellent health insurance, and a retirement plan.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter via email to the Academic Dean, Sean Riley, at sean.riley@stonybrookschool.org.


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