High School Physics Teacher

Job Title: High School Physics Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: San Fernando Valley
Reference: 96057B
Job Published: June 14, 2018 09:45

Job Description

Do you enjoy showing students how physics is important and relevant to their lives? Are you talented at explaining special relativity and Newton's laws in a fun and engaging way?   
Excellent! Read on... We've been looking for you!

We're searching for a highly-ambitious and career driven educator to teach high school physics for the 2018-2019 school year. The position is at a college preparatory, co-educational, independent day school that serves a very diverse population of students in Los Angeles.
The right educator emphasizes lab work and quantitative applications. They understand the school’s Modular Science program which follows a British model with a trimester of biology, chemistry, and physics taught by specialists each year at increasing levels of complexity over three years.
The educator is a master of content, thrives in a high-performance culture and excels at working flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds.

In addition to being well-versed in physics, this teacher is a genuine colleague--thoughtful, energetic, passionate and an all-around “school person” who wants to participate and contribute to the vibrant community.

The school serves approximately 300 students in grades 9-12 and strives to attract a faculty and student body who bring diversity of thought and culture to the school community, and who will be committed providing an inclusive environment for the respectful exchange of multiple perspectives.

Fifty-percent of students identify as students of color and 35% participate in the Moderated Tuition program. The student population comes from over 35 different zip codes in Los Angeles.

The school seeks educators who are committed to using multiple modalities and perspectives to help students achieve understanding, and who are committed to reflection on their pedagogy as a vital part of their professional development. A love of high school students, flexibility and a sense of humor are required.

  • 3+ years of lead teaching experience at a private or independent school
  • Ability to teach AP Physics and Physics classes 
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field, Masters preferred 

  • A masters degree and teaching credential are preferred
  • Strong ability to relate to students and provide clear, consistent communication
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members
  • Willingness to to integrate in the life of the school
  • All-around "school people" who are thoughtful, energetic and genuine