St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time teacher, primarily in the discipline of Physics, to join our Science Department. A successful candidate will join a team of passionate teachers who bring science to life for students. Our Science Department faculty are enthusiastic people who love teaching and learning, with two teachers each in the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, and physics. We hold advanced degrees but wear our intellectualism lightly. We pride ourselves on professionalism, collegiality, and the supportive, innovative environment that is conducive to exceptional teacher development.
Our science wing includes Harkness tables in each classroom, ample laboratory bench areas and state-of-the-art technologies, and the St. Luke’s designLab -- a 4000+ sq ft digital and physical fabrication lab and the home for design thinking, engineering, and computer science at St. Luke’s. Our Upper School Science curriculum includes multiple advanced courses, project-based learning units that take advantage of the designLab’s capabilities, as well as a capstone senior research project for our STEM Scholars.
While we are prioritizing an experienced full-time teacher, we are also open to early-career candidates for our Teaching Fellows program. Fellows have a two or three class course load and are a part of a robust cohort of creative, flexible, and high-energy early career teachers. With equal focus on teaching and learning the craft of teaching, this two-year program provides structured time during the day to plan, observe, and reflect. With our consistent and constructive feedback, generous professional development, academic technology support, and immersion in constructivist pedagogy, Fellows leave the St. Luke’s program as experienced and highly marketable educators.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Teach full-time course load of Upper School Physics classes; the ability to teach classes in additional subjects such as Chemistry, Math, Engineering, etc. desirable but not required.
Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching preferred).
Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, or chaperoning events.
Key Skills and Qualities:
Growth-oriented professional who embraces a collaborative approach to innovation and creative problem solving
Demonstrated experience with and enthusiasm for student-led learning, including adept and creative use of technology in a 1:1 device learning environment
Strong cultural competency skills grounded in the Science classroom; a demonstrated commitment to furthering the creation of an equitable and inclusive school community that supports a deep sense of belonging
Excellent oral and written communication skills
If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references in pdf format addressed to Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation.
Proof of full covid vaccination required for consideration. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.
Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, St. Luke’s attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school where students hone their own distinct leadership skills - developing a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve, and the confidence to lead.
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