Upper School Physics & Engineering

Faculty / Full-Time

Dexter Southfield School, Brookline, MA

About Dexter Southfield 

Dexter Southfield is an independent day 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 just minutes from Boston’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.”

We are seeking an experienced physics and engineering faculty member to share their love of science and create an engaging learning environment where students explore and understand important concepts, problem solve, think critically, gather evidence, hypothesize, and formulate solutions.

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

  • Instruct students in the mastery of physics and engineering skills, concepts, and methodology
  • Create and present lesson plans and assignments that align with core competencies and School standards
  • Provide a solid foundation upon which increasingly complex theories and models can be introduced
  • Provide context to the field of engineering through the Engineering Design Process
  • Integrate Autodesk software, Stratasys 3D printing, VEX Robotics, Electronics, Material Testing Equipment, and other tools and materials into a comprehensive and engaging curriculum
  • Differentiate projects and goals based on the interests and needs of students
  • Excite future engineers to explore the field of engineering through hands-on, project-based learning, fostering creativity and problem-solving skills through design challenges and engaging topics
  • Provide timely feedback and updates that includes progress reports and parent-teacher conferences
  • Prepare students for standardized testing, including post-secondary entry exams
  • 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
  • Serve as an advisor to upper school students
  • Coach and/or advise at least two extracurricular sports, clubs, or activities
  • Support an inclusive school community that promotes cultural competence, diversity, and respect for all
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in related subjects; advanced degree preferred
  • At least three years of classroom teaching experience with upper school students (Classes 9-12)
  • Experience planning, organizing, developing, and conducting comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
  • Working knowledge of teaching principles and theories, behavior management, conflict resolution strategies
  • Effective interpersonal, time management, and communication skills (oral, written, non-verbal)
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral attributes of upper school students
  • Ability to create and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace
  • Engage in ongoing continued education and 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 apply online through Dexter Southfield’s Career page.

Dexter Southfield School

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