Upper School Environmental Science/Biology Teacher

Kingswood Oxford School | West Hartford, CT

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Posted Date 5/19/2021

Starting August 2021

Kingswood Oxford is seeking a passionate, innovative, and collaborative individual who models a growth mindset to teach Upper School Science.  In addition to having a strong educational background and teaching experience in Science, successful candidates will have a sincere interest in innovation: they will be very interested in experimenting with new projects and assessments, developing real-world connections, and thinking deeply about issues of representation, access, and equity in their classes. Candidates should also embrace involvement in the community, promote student engagement and empowerment, seek ongoing professional development, and value authentic collaboration with other faculty and staff to advance the school’s mission and strategic vision. Curricularly, successful candidates should have a background in Environmental Science and be impassioned by designing hands-on lessons in our natural and local environment.  Additionally, the ability to teach Biology (and possibly Marine Biology) is desired as well. Successful candidates must have experience and confidence in using technology in the classroom. The position involves coaching or co-curricular duties in addition to teaching duties, as determined with the Division Head.

Located in West Hartford, Connecticut, Kingswood Oxford is a coeducational, independent day school for motivated students in grades 6-12.  KO actively seeks to attract and welcome a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, including differences in race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.  At KO we believe that a diversity of ideas and perspectives enriches our community and improves our understanding.  We continually work to increase equity and access within our learning community and seek candidates who are similarly committed to this work. If you would like to join us in this work, we welcome your application.

More information can be found at https://www.kingswoodoxford.org/

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobopenings@kingswoodoxford.org.

A quick note about COVID and the 20-21 school year.  Kingswood Oxford has worked hard to establish and maintain health and safety protocols that allow students to learn in-person for as long as possible. We are still learning on campus as of December, with some concurrent teaching for students who have chosen remote learning. For the purposes of this search, we are expecting and planning for a “return to normal” with in-person schooling in Fall 2021. 


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