Dexter Southfield is an independent school where boys and girls in Pre-K through Class 12 develop their individual talents and build an ethical foundation for life. Through a classical education and innovative programming, students learn to lead with confidence and serve with compassion. Our 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just minutes from the city’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, performing arts venues, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of our classrooms. At Dexter Southfield, we approach everything we do with enthusiasm and commitment, living by our School’s motto: “Our Best Today, Better Tomorrow.”
About Our Team
Our Science Department is made up of highly talented and professional members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to instructing and engaging students in the study of earth, life, and physical sciences. We encourage students to apply their knowledge and skills to achieve their post-secondary education goals and remain lifelong learners. If you enjoy working with middle school students and want to develop their love of science, this role offers you a great opportunity to join one of the region’s most respected private schools.
You are an experienced middle school teacher (Grades 6-8) who seeks to share your love of science with others. Being a highly energetic and productive self-starter, you demonstrate a love of teaching and thorough command of the subject matter. You have excellent organizational and relationship building skills, are adept at guiding students in the classroom, and support their extracurricular pursuits. You enjoy the rhythm and energy of an independent day school and demonstrate integrity, humor, and sound judgment in everything you do.
To be successful in this role, you must:
Prepare and deliver lectures to middle school students on topics as outlined in the school curriculum.
Supervise student projects and laboratory work.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory performance, assignments, and papers.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
Serve on academic or administrative committees
Act as an advisor to students and participate in campus and community events.
Coach two seasons of sports and/or be assigned equivalent extracurricular activities
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Science or related subject matter; advanced degree preferred
At least three years of full-time teaching experience, preferably with at least three months of full-time remote teaching experience
Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents
Demonstrated knowledge in teaching principles, theories, methods, behavior management techniques, and conflict resolution strategies
Understanding of the academic, social, and behavioral characteristics of upper school students
Ability to plan, organize, develop, and conduct comprehensive lesson plans and instruction
Ability to provide a motivating and engaging learning environment, in person and online
History of continued education or professional development in general education or assigned subject area(s) through in-service training programs or independent studies
Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments
At Dexter Southfield, we promote a culture of excellence that extends beyond academics, athletics, and the arts. We offer a community in which employees and students feel valued, respected, and a sense of belonging.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Carmen Aliber, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.