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Science Teacher

First commitment: August 28, 2023
Contract type: Yearly; 10-month
School Type: Boarding

Position Summary:
St. Mark’s School (Southborough, MA) seeks a Science teacher to teach four sections of Integrated Science for the 2023-24 academic year. Integrated science connects concepts from the science disciplines in a meaningful and coherent fashion designed to help students understand the links and interdependencies among physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, and space science. Further, the curriculum uses an inquiry and project-based approach to focus on developing student skills in the scientific disciplines. Students apply these skills with increasing sophistication and mastery over the course of the two-year curriculum. St. Mark’s is in its second year of implementing Integrated Science classes, and collaborative curriculum development will be an integral part of this teaching role. Additionally, this individual will contribute to St. Mark’s vibrant boarding school community through advising, residential life responsibilities, and community responsibilities. As a member of the Science Department, this position reports to the Science Department Head and the Assistant Head of School / Dean of Faculty.

We invite interested candidates to apply by completing an application here.

What You’ll Do as a St. Mark’s Science Teacher:
As a St. Mark’s faculty member, you will teach four sections of Integrated Science, advise three to seven students, attend all-school and faculty-required events, and coach two seasons of sports. Other key responsibilities are as follows:
  • Provide students in the classroom with timely, ongoing, and meaningful feedback, including comments for each student at the end of grading periods
  • Support a residential house team by supervising evening hours once weekly and on five Saturday nights per year
  • Participate in St. Mark’s Experiential Learning Programming
  • Teach one season of Saturday classes
  • Teach a Lion Term course
  • Participate in community life through Social Duty (four weekends per year)
  • Give up to six admission tours per year

Required Skills and Abilities:
  • A degree in science or a related, interdisciplinary field is essential
  • Facility with inquiry-based and project-based learning, as well as other effective and developmentally appropriate pedagogies
  • Excitement to work with students in multiple contexts and develop them holistically
  • Outstanding task and time management skills with high attention to detail
  • Strong leadership, collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Proficient with computer applications such as Google Suite including Docs, Slides, and Sheets

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two or more years of teaching experience in science or a related field
  • Desire to collaboratively develop the Integrated Science curriculum with Science Dept. colleagues
  • Experience in an educational setting, including familiarity with residential communities and the needs of adolescents
  • Demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse populations as well as a demonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogy
  • Commitment to continuous self-reflection and professional growth

Things You’ll Love:
On-campus housing; health, dental, and vision coverage; tuition remission (100%); retirement contribution – after one year of service, the school contributes 10% of your annual salary to a 403 (b) retirement plan (100% immediate vesting); three meals a day are available at the dining hall during the school year for you and your family; use of facilities for you and your immediate family: weight rooms, outdoor pool, ice rink, basketball courts, nature trails, etc.; annual financial planning services available; parental leave: 8 weeks at full pay, and 4 weeks at a quarter pay; Health Assistance Program; Employee Assistance Program; Child Day Care financial assistance program; William A. Coolidge Fund – annual financial assistance for each employee’s child attending tuition-charging schools, etc.

Pay is commensurate with experience. For reference, please find the base salary bands for faculty members whose primary responsibilities are in the classroom below:
  • Years of experience between 31 and 42 years: $84,240 - $94,340
  • Years of experience between 21 and 30 years: $65,000 - $83,752
  • Years of experience between 11 and 20 years: $52,000 - $63,200
  • Years of experience between 0 and 10 years: $27,000 - $50,700

About St. Mark’s School:
St. Mark's School is a coed, private boarding high school of approximately 375 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. St. Mark's School educates young people for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the School challenges its students to develop their particular analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery. We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage all members of our community to explore their place in the larger world beyond our campus.

St. Mark's School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.
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