• Science Teacher, Middle School

    Req No.
    2018-1205
    Category
    Faculty
    Location
    US-TX-Houston
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Kinkaid School is seeking a dynamic, innovative Science Teacher to join its Middle School team at the start of the 2019 school year, in August 2019. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching middle school age children with proven success in connecting the content to students’ innate inquisitiveness and critical thinking skills. The Middle School Science Teacher will be called on to promote high levels of learning in an engaging and effective manner using a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources.

     

    The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling over 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the School offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. The Middle School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.

    Responsibilities

    Kinkaid's Middle School Science curriculum includes General, Earth, Life and Physical sciences. The ideal candidate should demonstrate an affinity for working with middle school students and be comfortable teaching multiple grade levels, including Earth Science. Additionally, experience with project-based learning, STEM or engineering design or robotics would be a plus. The teacher will also advise a small group of students and be a member of one or more grade level teams. Kinkaid teachers enjoy a supportive teaching environment focused on collegiality and academic excellence.  Additional responsibilities may include sponsoring a club or coaching a sport.  This is contingent upon the candidate’s interest and skill set as well as the School’s needs.The Middle School Science teacher must be able to teach all levels of Middle School science to a total of approximately 75 students.  

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s degree in science or pedagogy with an emphasis on science education (Master’s degree preferred)
    • A minimum of three years of experience teaching science to middle school children. 
    • Proven understanding and ability to teach Earth Science, Scientific Methods, in addition to the Middle School Science Content
    • Experience with project based learning, engineering design or robotics a plus
    • Ability to incorporate inquiry into instructional strategies to create student centered problem solving approach to learning
    • Proficient use of Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheet
    • Familiarity with Logger Pro or Graphical Analysis preferred
    • Core knowledge of development of middle school age children
    • Core knowledge about research-based practices for effective instruction of the middle school age learner
    • A passion for and experience with integrating technology into the curriculum to serve the needs of all learners
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Lauded experience working with students, parents, and colleagues
    • A demonstrated eagerness to grow professionally
    • A commitment to collaboration and high ethical professional standards
    • A demonstrated enjoyment of working with middle school students
    • A collegial, positive, energetic, and engaging demeanor
    • An interest in and commitment to being a full member of the community
    • Must exemplify Kinkaid’s four core values of honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness in interactions with all members of the community.

    The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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