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US Science Teacher 2022-23

US Science Teacher 2022-23

Visitation School seeks a full-time (1.0) Upper School Science Teacher (grades 9-12) beginning August 2022.  

The Upper School Science teacher is responsible for cultivating and fostering an enduring love for science and deep curiosity about the world within an already vibrant all-girls Upper School Science program. Focusing on hands-on inquiry-based instruction, the teacher will be primarily responsible for chemistry science courses, with an emphasis on independent advanced science research preferred.

Visitation is an independent Catholic day school with a culture permeated by Salesian Spirituality. We offer a unique combination of learning experiences with an infant Child Care Program, a coed Lower School (Montessori preschool through grade 5), an all-girls Middle School (grades 6-8) and an all-girls Upper School (grades 9-12). A member of NAIS and accredited by ISACS, we are located on a unique and beautiful 60-acre campus in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. Visitation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including tuition remission. 

The ideal candidate for this role:

  • Is a lifelong learner who is passionate about the educational experiences of high school girls. 

  • Leads with positivity, optimism, and an unyielding belief in the capacity of every student.

  • Is current and competent in the theories and pedagogy of science instruction.

  • Enjoys collaborating with students and colleagues in and beyond the Science Department.

  • Demonstrates success with instructional, pedagogical, and curricular work in one or more science fields.

  • Strong desire to teach from an inquiry-based methodology

  • Possesses outstanding verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and unwavering professionalism.

  • Has the ability and energy to create an engaging and developmentally appropriate environment where students are known, loved, and challenged to be their best selves in and outside of the classroom. Excitement to create, deliver, and continuously refine a program tailored to an all-girls environment.

  • Awareness of causes that traditionally lead to decreases in engagement for adolescent girls in STEM fields, as well as specific strategies teachers can use to counteract those causes.

  • Demonstrates clear ability to envision, plan, implement, and refine programs, projects and initiatives that lead to a rich learning environment 

  • Supports the mission of Visitation School and models “Salesian Spirituality,” which reflects gentle strength, dignity, patience and Christian humanism.

  •  Demonstrates a commitment to and is in support of a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

Bachelor’s Degree in a Science -related field with three to five years of teaching experience is required. A Master’s degree, prior teaching experience in an independent school, and research experience preferred.    

Qualified candidates are asked to send a letter of interest and resume, including three references to recruitment@vischool.org. Visitation School is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.