The position is for a High School Science Teacher with experience teaching biology or integrated life-science courses. The position is likely to include teaching NGSS-aligned integrated life-science courses, and elective courses in genetics and evolution. The science department offers a broad and challenging program that aims to provide students with the knowledge and tools to address complex social and ethical issues. With an emphasis on hands-on experiences, the science program seeks to have students think and act like scientists and develop deep understanding of the core concepts in the discipline.
Summary of duties
To teach sections of High School Science plus an advisory class and other duties as delegated by the High School Principal
Prepare, coordinate and plan the curriculum with other members of the science department, and liaise with other departments where appropriate
Exhibit knowledge of current trends, pedagogy, research, and topics of importance in science education by applying it in the classroom and sharing it with teachers on a departmental and school-wide basis
Monitor and evaluate students’ progress, prepare for parent conferences, grade assessments and complete report cards, etc.
Demonstrate facility using technological tools, such as spreadsheets, graphing calculators, data loggers, and web browsers as an integral part of science instruction
Take responsibility for the safety and well-being of all students, while delivering an engaging and challenging syllabus
Organize and participate in field trips to facilitate active learning
Participate in regular, purposeful mathematics pedagogy meetings around standards based education and in science professional development sessions
Participate actively in the life of the School, through attendance at events, committee membership and leadership of extracurricular activities
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
Substantive successful teaching in a school setting, with substantive experience teaching
A proven commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children
Experience and commitment to collaborative working in a team-focused environment
Significant recent professional development germane to the position
Strong oral and written communication skills
Commitment to and facility with integration of technology in the service of student learning
Experience in a school with a similar teaching philosophy to that of ASL, which employs comparable teaching methods and standards-based curriculum
Experience with differentiating instruction to meet the learning needs of all students
Training and experience in cultural competency initiatives to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom, department, and workplace
Willingness to contribute to school life and activities in additional ways through coaching, advising and special projects
Ability to support and nurture the school-home partnership
Advanced degree preferred
Experience in the Next Generation Science Standard
Knowledge and understanding of international and/or independent school communities
This position description is current at the date shown but following consultation may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the role that is commensurate with the job title and salary.
The American School in London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All new appointments will be subject to appropriate checks: Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS enhanced), Disqualification by Association Self-Declaration, Declaration of Criminal Record, checks against the Prohibition List (Teacher Status Checks) including Identity, Address, Date of Birth, a Full Employment History, Right to Work in the UK, overseas checks where applicable, EEA checks, at least 2 references (one with current or most recent employer, where appropriate) and original documentation of Qualifications (where appropriate). For positions into Senior Management a Prohibition From Management Check (s128 Directive) will also be undertaken. Diversity and equality of opportunity are cornerstone values of The American School in London.
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About The American School in London
It’s about our entire school community. It’s about the way our students, teachers, parents, staff and friends come together to create an extended, yet focused “family.” Together, we form a dynamic caring community that steers the individual progress of each student.
Like any community, people come and go. Surprisingly, given that we’re the American School in London, people come from all over the world and they leave for all corners of the globe. More than 70 nationalities are represented here, creating an exciting mix of personalities, attitudes and cultures.
Our students are well-traveled with a worldly outlook, and through its mission, the School empowers them to thrive as lifelong learners and courageous global citizens by fostering intellect, creativity, inclusivity and character. In fact, despite their exotic itineraries, they often comment that being here is “more fun than vacation.” Our warm, welcoming spirit helps. Whether we’re a comparatively brief stop on a student’s travels or a long-term destination, we succeed in creating a stable, supportive environment in which students flourish.
The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Co...lleges and Schools and certified by Ofsted. ASL is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the Council of International Schools, and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Our DEI statement can be found on our website: https://www.asl.org/about/mission-statement/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-statement