Upper School Math & Science Teachers

Faculty / Full-Time

Dexter Southfield School, Brookline, MA

Math Leave Coverage (Spring 2022)

Anticipated New Positions (2022-23)

About Dexter Southfield
Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Students learn to lead and serve with character, confidence, and compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

About Our Team
Our math and science team is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students and encouraging them to use their knowledge and skills to achieve post-secondary education goals and remain lifelong learners. If you enjoy working with older students and want to develop their love of math and/or science, this role offers you a great opportunity to join one of the region’s most respected private schools.

About You
You are an experienced upper school teacher (Grades 9-12) who seeks to share your love of upper level math and/or science by creating a classroom environment that promotes an awareness of the role the subject plays in our world. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the subject matter and motivate each student to acquire both knowledge and skills. You demonstrate excellent organization and relationship building, are adept at guiding students in the classroom, and support their extracurricular pursuits. You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to:

  • Instruct upper school students in the mastery of mathematics and/or science skills, concepts, and methodology in advanced-level courses; ability to instruct engineering courses may open additional opportunities
  • Create and present lesson plans that effectively align with core competencies and School standards
  • Introduce a variety of approaches to teach math and/or science
  • Provide a solid foundation on which increasingly complex subject-specific theories and models can be introduced
  • Engage students in classroom discussions and activities that promote mindful independent and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Develop assignments and homework through which subject area growth and proficiency are measured and prompt feedback is provided to students
  • Issue progress reports and timely updates consistent with School policies and standards, including quarterly report cards and parent-teacher conferences
  • Manage classroom and maintain an environment that ensures students demonstrate appropriate behavior, manners, study habits, and academic progress
  • Prepare students for standardized testing, including post-secondary entry exams
  • Provide timely and effective feedback to students, parents, faculty, and administration regarding student progress, needs, and concerns (academic, social, emotional)
  • Research curriculum and instruction opportunities; develop activities to enhance educational experiences
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across divisions and departments
  • Fully engage in School-sponsored professional development programs and department meetings
  • Remain knowledgeable of instructional and curriculum trends, goals, and objectives
  • Coach and/or advise at least two extracurricular sports, clubs, or activities
  • Actively support an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, diverse identities and perspectives, and respect for all voices
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in subject-specific area; advanced degree in subject matter highly preferred
  • At least three years of classroom experience teaching upper school students, including remote teaching
  • Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Understanding of the unique academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students
  • Ability to create and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace
  • History of continued education or professional development
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments

At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We value a diverse and inclusive community in which different identities and perspectives are accepted and respected to create a sense of belonging for all.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at caliber@dextersouthfield.org.

Dexter Southfield School

Brookline, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender, Boys, Girls