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Upper School Science (Physics) Teacher 2024-2025

Upper School Science (Physics) Teacher 2024-2025

School: The Lovett School
Available Position: Teacher
Description:

The Lovett School, an independent, coeducational day school in Atlanta seeks an Upper School Physics teacher to begin in August 2024. Interested applicants should be able to teach various levels of physics, including AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C, grades 11-12. Experience teaching with physics modeling; problem-based, student-centered learning; and guided inquiry will be preferred. Ability to teach one additional science course, such as astronomy/astrophysics or chemistry, will be preferred.

Reports to: Head of Upper School

Primary Responsibilities:
Carries out all responsibilities associated with a normal teaching load in order to engage, inspire, and challenge students consistent with Lovett’s core values, mission, and whole child education model including:
Designing purposeful curriculum, multi-modal instruction, and a variety of assessments in order to reach a diverse community of learners (academically, culturally, racially, religiously, etc.).
Developing a classroom culture of belonging for all students.
Working in concert with a teaching team and following through on shared plans.
Providing regular and timely student feedback, informative parent communication, and unique mid-semester comments for every student.
Conducting tutorials during scheduled afternoon times (Monday through Thursday) and optional morning tutorials by student appointment.
Asking for and reflecting on student feedback.
NOTE: a normal teaching load is 2-3 preps, 4 total sections of 15-18 students each with 3 planning periods.
Serves as an advisor to approximately 10 students from 9th through 12th grade; providing a sustained adult relationship to support their academic and personal growth, meeting daily to open school, providing primary academic advising, point of contact for parents, and mid-semester student-parent conferences. Attends assemblies and chapels with advisory each rotation.
Takes part in the life of the School outside of the classroom through athletics, fine arts, extracurricular activities, or other Upper School responsibilities.
Participates in faculty, department, team, and grade-level meetings.
Fulfills additional duties as assigned, including occasional responsibilities that may occur on weekends and evenings (e.g. parent night, graduation events, admission open houses, and student or faculty interviews).

Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree with significant coursework in physics or a related field. A master’s degree and coursework in calculus are preferred.
Self-directed with good time management skills and the ability to manage concurrent responsibilities.
Love of working with adolescents and a willingness to engage them as whole students, balancing care and compassion with challenge and accountability.
Commitment to developing one’s self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence.
Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employ a growth mindset, and participate in ongoing professional development during the school year and summer.
Purposefully design curriculum, instruction, and assessment to reach a diverse community of learners (academically, culturally, racially, religiously, etc.).
Professionalism, consistent application of school policies, and regular and reliable attendance.

Preferred Skills:
Ability and desire to participate in co-curricular activities including head or assistant coaching at all levels, student leadership group sponsorship, travel programs, etc.

Physical Demands:
NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Contact name: Patrick Boswell
Contact email address: patrick.boswell@lovett.org


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