Upper School Science

Faculty / Other

Dexter Southfield School, Brookline, MA

Dexter Southfield is an independent school (Pre-K through Class 12) where girls and boys learn to lead with confidence and serve with 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 live by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”

Full- and part-time faculty openings exist to join our talented science department. Among the current course offerings for which we are seeking qualified candidates: Biology Accelerated (two sections), AP Environmental Science (two sections), Forensics (one section), and Chemistry (one section). Part-time roles are assigned three or fewer sections to teach; full-time roles are assigned four sections plus other duties.

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

  • Instruct upper school students in the mastery of science skills, concepts, and methodology
  • Create and present lesson plans that effectively align with core competencies and School standards
  • Introduce a variety of approaches to teach conceptual science skills and strategies
  • Engage students in classroom discussions and activities that promotes mindful independent and collaborative problem-solving skills
  • Develop assignments and homework through which subject area growth and proficiency is 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
  • Develop and implement meaningful hands-on investigations to further students understanding of scientific concepts and mastery of skills
  • Collaborate with colleagues and play a role in the growth and development of the academic program
  • 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 develop activities to enhance student educational experiences
  • 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 (optional for part-time roles)
  • Serve as advisor to upper school students (full-time roles only)
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science; advanced degree in subject matter preferred
  • 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
  • Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students
  • Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment
  • History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies
  • 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
  • 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 offer a community in which employees and students feel valued, respected, and a sense of belonging.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through the Careers page of Dexter Southfield’s website at www.dextersouthfield.org/careers.

Dexter Southfield School

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