Job Details

Upper School Science Teacher

Oregon Episcopal School, SW Portland

Job - Education

Close Date: 04/19/2019

Among the woodlands, wetlands and wildlife of the hills of Southwest Portland lies the unique educational experience that is Oregon Episcopal School. The school occupies a 59 acre campus where 870 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, a college preparatory curriculum, and a strong sense of community. OES welcomes those who wish to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.

Oregon Episcopal School seeks a skilled, professional, and culturally competent individual to teach science in its Upper School. The science teacher will teach four sections of student-centered classes designed to develop creative, analytical thinkers, researchers, and problem solvers who have a deep understanding of and appreciation for science. The teacher must have a strong educational background and teaching experience in science in addition to an ability to understand and model the importance of involvement in the community. US teachers are expected to engage in ongoing professional development, authentic collaboration with other faculty and staff, and to understand inquiry-based pedagogy. Other full-time faculty responsibilities include being an advisor and occasional chaperoning duties. The successful candidate will have experience and confidence in using technology for classroom organization and curricular enhancement, a demonstrated history of innovative pedagogies and collegial engagement with professional peers, and will possess the ability to support the OES educational mission. This position reports directly to the US division head. Coaching opportunities may be available.

This is a full-time, academic year position that starts on August 19 and comes with a competitive salary and benefits package, including 95 percent employer paid group medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee, 25 percent for dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match, abundant professional development opportunities, and one excellent meal daily. See the OES Benefits Guide for more information.

• Facilitate dynamic, engaging, and effective learning experiences for Upper School 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.
• 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 Upper School students.
• Attend Division meetings, Grade-level Team meetings, and Science Department meetings, and parent conferences.
• Chaperone and fulfill school duties as assigned, including overnight trips.
• Be committed to ongoing professional growth and development.
• Serve as a role model for Upper School students.

• BA/BS or equivalent in science or related field
• Three years of experience teaching science
• Intercultural competence, ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array of students, coworkers, family members; ability to teach diverse groups of students effectively and to personalize instruction
• IT skills: general digital literacy, intermediate to advanced MS Office Suite, database skills, web applications including Google Suite, Zoom or 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 high school aged students
• Experience with inquiry-based teaching and project-based learning
• Experience using digital teaching tools
• Successful history with innovation in the teaching of science, technology integration, and project- based learning
• Experience undertaking scientific research in a collaborative academic setting, especially where candidate guided others in the endeavor
• Appreciation for and experience with integrating science instruction with other disciplines

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and maintain collegial relations with colleagues
• Ability to develop curriculum with consideration of scope and sequence
• Ability to maintain a flexible mindset and an innovative approach to teaching
• Knowledge of educational technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn and adapt as digital tools evolve, 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
• Ability to see, hear and speak clearly to interact with groups of individuals
• Ability to move about the OES campus

COMPENSATION: OES Faculty Salary Scale based on degree and years of experience

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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