Director of Academic Computing & Computer Science Teacher

Posted: April 23, 2009

St. Mark's School seeks a creative, inspirational teacher, well-versed in computer science instruction and technology applications for teaching and learning. The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated excellence in computer science instruction, a vision of what technology knowledge is essential for secondary school students and faculty, an ability to ignite technology interest and to communicate amicably among students, teaching colleagues, administrators and technology support staff. This individual will develop a computer science curriculum at St. Mark's and guide the school in integrating technology more fully into our students' educational experience, demonstrating applications that make a meaningful difference to teaching and learning. Experience with a breadth of computer applications and networking solutions is essential. Approximately half of the teaching responsibilities of will involve students and half will involve work with faculty. The Director of Academic Computing is a member of the Mathematics Department but reports to the Assistant Head of School for coordination of administrative responsibilities.

The Director of Academic Computing will hold an endowed chair, thus ensuring that outstanding computer science instruction and integration of technology into teaching and learning will exist permanently at St. Mark's. The chair's funding includes annual income that the director will allocate for faculty professional development to support the vision of technology being integrated into teaching and learning at St. Mark's in an outstanding way.

Specific duties include:

  • Working closely with St. Mark's teachers to help develop lessons which integrate technology meaningfully into the curriculum
  • Working with students, faculty and the administration to increase interest in computer science both in the curriculum and outside the curriculum.
  • Developing a forward looking computer science curriculum and teach two computer science courses
  • Meeting regularly with the Director of Information Technology during the school year and through the summer to coordinate the selection and implementation of new technologies
  • Developing and offering technology training for the faculty including summer workshops as necessary.
  • Researching educational software and hardware and professional development opportunities for faculty in various disciplines.
  • Providing an annual progress report on all aspects of computer science and technology related to the educational goals of the school.

The School offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including retirement plan, paid vacations and medical insurance. St. Mark's School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, resume and references to: Rick Umiker, Assistant Head, St. Mark's School, Southborough, MA 01772 or email: [email protected]