Long-Term Substitute, Science

Faculty / Full-Time

Falmouth Academy, Falmouth, MA

Job Title:                       Long-Term Substitute Science Teacher 

FLSA Classification:    Exempt

Responsible to:              Academic Dean, Head of School

Last Modified:                  April 2024

Position Summary:  Falmouth Academy is seeking a long-term 9th-grade geology and environmental science substitute teacher for the 2024-2025 school year.  The position will begin on September 3 through approximately January 31.  Preferred candidates will have an academic background in geology and/or environmental science, and a record of demonstrated success working with young people in education or a related field.  We seek enthusiastic individuals with a demonstrated passion for the process of scientific inquiry and for teaching that builds interest in, enthusiasm for, and mastery of the subject.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach three sections of 9th-grade geology and environmental science (GES) with the possibility of an additional section of chemistry depending on experience
    • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, labs, and handouts
    • Prepare weekly labs, including ordering supplies, set up and clean up
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, progress reports, and other required records
    • Evaluate and grade student class work, assignments, lab reports, and science fair papers
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
    • Maintain regular office hours to advise and assist students
    • Support student science fair projects during weekly science fair block
  • Be proficient in experimental design and analysis
  • Participate in some evening or weekend activities, including meetings, professional development, or other school events
  • Other duties, as assigned

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in geology, environmental science, or a related field
  • Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues and parents
  • Enthusiastic interest in teaching, motivating, coaching, and mentoring high school students
  • A role model for students
  • Ability to meet classroom obligations on a consistent schedule
  • Ability to attend meetings before and after the typical school day schedule and sometimes in the evening

 Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Works in an environment with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods.  
  • Be able to lift 15 lbs.  
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold

Candidates who wish to inquire are encouraged to send a completed application (available on the Employment page of the school website) along with a cover letter and resume to Matt Green, Head of School (mgreen@falmouthacademy.org).  Feel free to include any questions or additional materials.  

Falmouth Academy

Falmouth, MA
Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender