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Upper School History and Philosophy of Science Associate Teacher - 2018-19

Upper School, Interdisciplinary Studies of Science program , The Nueva School not BA-granting

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS History and Philosophy of Science/Science Studies
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC History and Philosophy of Science/Science Studies
AOC categories Philosophy of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location San Mateo, California, United States
Start date August 6th, 2018
Job description

The Innovative Teacher Program

The Innovative Teacher Program (ITP) is a two-year program designed to provide classroom teaching experience, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for new and developing teachers. Associate Teachers workcloselywith Mentor Teachers throughan apprenticeship model. Theyspend each day in the classroom, working with students, collaborating with teachers, building curriculum, teaching lessons, and reflecting upon their practice. In addition, Associate Teachers attend weekly professional development workshops as part of a year-long curriculum to explore current topics in teaching and learning.

Associate Teachers participate in all aspects of school life, including serving as co-advisors, preparing parent- teacher conferences, chaperoning school trips, and attending faculty meetings and school events. During their second year, Associate Teachers develop a teaching portfolio, and receive support in applying for positions and/or graduate school, building a resume, and preparing for interviews.

Associate Teachers are members of the Nueva community of educators, one defined by collaboration, inquiry, reflection and lifelong learning.

ITP Elements

  • Mentoring and modeling of best practices in education from experienced classroom teachers
  • Regular two-hour professionaldevelopment workshops focused on deepening teaching practice and exploring innovative approaches to education, led byNueva faculty and guest lecturers
  • Feedbackonteaching throughobservation byITP director, lead teachers, and peers
  • Individualized coaching to achieve personal and professional goals
  • Support forpost-ITP pursuits, e.g. job search, graduate programs

Position Overview

The Interdisciplinary Studies of Science program at the Upper School seeks anAssociateTeacher inHistory and Philosophy of Science. This program introduces 10th grade students to the history of science, philosophy of science, and social/ethical issues in the sciences; the program also aims to build in students a confidence discussing difficult texts. The ideal candidate will have interest and experience in the field of History and Philosophy of Science/Science Studies and be excited toworkupper school students.

Experience working with youth preferred, but not required. This is a full-time position with competitive salary and full benefits.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with strong history and philosophy of science/science studies foundation
  • Strong interest and desire to work with upper school students
  • Skill in facilitating open-ended discussion
  • A desire to learn by doing and to learn with and from others
  • A desire to teach collaboratively
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A sincere openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area.
How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for at least three professional references.
Web address to apply http://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/apply/26ZSH4d0ox...
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.nuevaschool.org
Contact name Jennifer Min- Director, Innovative Teacher Program
Contact email
Contact phone 650.350.4600
Bookkeeping
Time created April 4, 2018, 9:51am EST
Scheduled expiry date October 20, 2018, 10:24pm PST
Last updated April 4, 2018, 9:51am EST
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