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Middle School Long-term Sub - Eighth Grade Science

Oregon Episcopal School, SW Portland

Job - Education

Close Date: 02/23/2018

The science program at Oregon Episcopal School strives to nurture student curiosity, interest and excitement about phenomena in the natural world. Through a hands-on, inquiry-driven process we prepare scientifically literate citizens who evaluate information with an analytical approach to make informed decisions as members of the local and global community. The PK-12 department includes a Lower School Science Specialist and eleven Upper and Middle School teachers.

Oregon Episcopal School seeks a full-time educator to join our Science Department and Middle School division for the approximately three months beginning mid-March and ending mid-June 2018. The position consists of four sections of eighth grade science. Other full-time faculty responsibilities include being an advisor, writing end-of-the-year narrative comments for each of the students in 8th grade science, and serving as a cohort leader of a group of 8-10 eighth graders completing a year-long inquiry project that will be nearing its final stages upon the candidate assuming the position. Occasional chaperoning duties may be assigned as well.

As OES is dedicated to developing our Essential Competencies in all students, we are looking for candidates skilled in project-based learning who possess an appreciation for the real work context of scientific pursuits. Strong candidates will have a demonstrated history of innovative pedagogies, integration of technology, collegial engagement with professional peers, and the ability to support OES’s educational mission. This is a full-time, exempt, temporary, position that comes with 95 percent employer paid medical, vision, and dental insurance for the employee, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and one excellent free meal daily.

● Facilitate dynamic, engaging, and effective learning experiences for MS students, and evaluate course materials and develop new curricula as needed.
● Integrate technology in teaching and assessment.
● Manage the classroom environment so that all students can learn safely and individually.
● Evaluate and return student work and evaluation reports in a timely manner.
● Collaborate effectively with faculty.
● Communicate with students and parents in a clear, timely, and professional manner.
● Advise a group of Middle School students.
● Serve as cohort leader for a group of 8th grade students completing a year-long individual inquiry project.
● Attend MS meetings, Grade-level Team meetings, and Science Department meetings, and parent conferences.
● Chaperone and fulfill school duties as assigned, including an end-of-the year overnight trip.
● Be committed to ongoing professional growth and development.
● Serve as a role model for Middle School students.

● BA/BS or equivalent in science or related field
● Three years of experience teaching science
● Intercultural competence, ability to teach diverse groups of students effectively
● IT skills: general digital literacy, intermediate to advanced MS Office Suite, database skills, web applications including Google suite, Skype, etc. as appropriate to job duties
● Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen

● MA/MS or equivalent in science or related field
● Experience teaching science to middle school aged students
● Experience with inquiry-based teaching and project-based learning
● Experience using digital tools and teaching in a 1:1 laptop environment
● Successful history with innovation in the teaching of science, technology integration, and project based learning
● Experience with computer science and coding
● Experience undertaking scientific research in a collaborative academic setting, especially where candidate guided others in the endeavor

● Ability to develop curriculum with consideration of scope and sequence
● Ability to maintain a flexible mindset and an innovative approach to teaching
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and maintain collegial relations with colleagues
● Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn, ability to integrate evolving IT into curriculum

● Primarily classroom environment, ability to sit at a computer and keyboard for moderate periods
● Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis
● Must be able to see, hear and speak clearly to interact with groups of individuals
● Ability to move about the OES campus

COMPENSATION: Faculty salary scale based on degree and years of experience (prorated for partial year)

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should complete the OES Application here: and attach cover letter and resume. Open until filled.

Oregon Episcopal School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristic or status.

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