High School Biology Teacher

Job Title: High School Biology Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: San Fernando Valley
Salary: 50-65k
Start Date: 8/1/2019
Reference: P0165
Contact Name: Margo Hohsfield
Contact Email: [email protected]
Job Published: February 05, 2019 12:15

Job Description



Start date: August 2019

A coeducational, independent school in Los Angeles serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional and highly qualified individual for a full-time teaching position at the Upper School (grades 10-12).

The job entails teaching AP Biology or an equivalent advanced-level course in biology and, depending on section enrollment from one year to the next, one or more biology electives. The school hopes to offer either Human Anatomy & Physiology or Genetics & Biotechnology.  However, the ability of a candidate to teach other electives would be considered.

AP/Advanced Biology: The applicant will work on a team with 2-4 instructors, teaching to juniors and seniors.
Electives (HAP, Genetics): A core curriculum is currently in place for each course, but the applicant has the flexibility to develop their own curriculum which is taught to juniors and seniors.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • BA Biology/Zoology/Physiology/Marine Biology/Ecology/Environmental Biology/Biomedical Sciences/Biochemistry/, or similar; MS/PhD preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner, and to foster an innovative and creative learning environment.
  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in creating, developing, and implementing science curricula.
  • Ideal candidates will be excited by becoming part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students and colleagues, and occasionally attending events outside their particular field of study.
  • Ability to teach advanced-level biology is primary; the ideal candidate should also have an educational background providing the flexibility to teach an elective course depending on personal interest and departmental need. Some teaching experience preferred.
  • The science department provides students with opportunities to develop their skills in a laboratory to discover, explore, and analyze while working cooperatively with peers. Experience with curriculum in laboratory is preferred.
This school actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. They seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.