Full time Upper School Biology Teacher starting 24/25 school year
Moses Brown School, Providence, RI
Founded in 1784, Moses Brown School has been a leader in education for nearly 240 years. We have a proven tradition of academic excellence, a commitment to great teaching, and a dedication to fostering character and confidence in young people. Our stunning 33-acre campus—formerly the farm of 18th-century Quaker abolitionist leader Moses Brown—provides expansive academic, artistic, and athletic facilities right in the heart of Providence.
We are a Quaker school, one of the oldest and largest of a network of 80 Friends schools in the U.S. While each is independent, we all share the same essential mission: honoring what Quakers refer to as the Inner Light and helping each child experience that Light within while nurturing and celebrating their own gifts, talents, and identities. Rooted in the Quaker values of simplicity and integrity, community and equality, care and peace, we apply these values every day to create an academic culture of deep reflection, expansive curiosity, and spirited inquiry.
At Moses Brown School, 100 faculty members serve nearly 800 students ages 3-18, with an overall student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1. We offer a rigorous academic program, and highly motivated upper school students can also choose from among dozens of AP and honors courses for additional challenge. Small classes and advisories help cultivate the strong connections with faculty that are a hallmark of the Upper School.
The student experience is incredibly varied, including 17 musical and performance groups across the school, 50 clubs and activities, and 67 athletic teams competing in 17 different sports. And while individual achievement is celebrated, learning at Moses Brown is a shared enterprise. We foster a close sense of community, evident in collaborative relationships between students and teachers and in our weekly meeting for worship.
Our diverse community is strong enough to hold hundreds of brilliant, unique, independent-minded people. With almost $8 million awarded annually in need-based financial aid, Moses Brown partners with many families to make a shared investment in bright, caring, and thoughtful children from all socioeconomic backgrounds. And with 27% of our student body being people of color, our community reflects the demographics of our drawing area. Ours is an education that is time-tested, fully immersive, and ever more relevant to today’s world. To learn more about Moses Brown School, please visit www.mosesbrown.org.
Responsibilities: Moses Brown seeks a Biology teacher to teach four sections of biology, including 9th grade biology/honors biology and AP Biology, starting September 2024.
Working closely with other members of the science department is important to our school culture. Teachers also meet regularly with students outside of the classroom during designated office hours and for occasional extra help outside of these times.
In addition to the core teaching responsibilities, Moses Brown teachers have yearly co-curricular and advising responsibilities. Teachers are expected to serve on committees and attend school meetings, some of which take place after school. All Upper School faculty are asked to lead an advisory starting in their second year at the school.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution. Two to five years of teaching experience is preferred, although not a requirement for application. Master’s degree or beyond is desirable.
Compensation: Moses Brown offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to our faculty and staff. Compensation is based on the number of years of experience.
To apply: To apply, please visit the Moses Brown employment page at www.mosesbrown.org. Please submit a resume, cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Once we have read and discussed applications, we will be in touch with select candidates to arrange interviews.