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The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community.
We dedicate ourselves to fostering in our students personal resourcefulness and integrity, a sense of social responsibility, and a lifelong appreciation of learning through an innovative, socially and emotionally supportive, and academically challenging program. Our pedagogical and curricular philosophies embrace multicultural perspectives, which challenge educators and learners to examine their preconceived notions of race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. We adhere to a common code of civility among all constituents. We tailor our instruction so that the needs of the individual students are met. A committed faculty and administration strive to create a school that will stand as a model for what K-8 education can be, and serve as a genuine and enduring partnership between Columbia University and its neighbors.
While teachers have the ability to shift throughout the grades and can be assigned where there is a need, currently TSC seeks a Science Teacher with Middle Division (Grades 6-8) experience in a one-year leave replacement capacity.
Responsibilities for the Leave Replacement Science Teacher:
Teach an integrated Middle Division (6-8) life science curriculum to students in a K-8 setting.
Work to ensure academic excellence by fully knowing students and adapting curriculum to meet student needs
Collaborate with a team of teachers in the design and implementation of integrated curriculum
Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records and use them to write accurate, comprehensive reports.
Act as an advisor to a group of middle division students (6-8 students)
Possibly mentor a teacher in the Associate Teacher Program (if conditions and schedule allow)
Fulfill duties, responsibilities and commitments as outlined in the Working at The School of Columbia Guidebook
Minimum Degree Requirement:
B.A. or B.S. degree in Life Science, Biology and/or Environmental and/or Education from an accredited college or university
At least two years of full-time teaching experience in a Middle School (5-8) public, parochial or independent schools
Teaching experience at the Middle School level, and demonstrated knowledge of child development
Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests and understanding of the nature of integrated curriculum; Strong skills in science learning with inquiry, STEAM, and understanding at the core
Commitment to excellence in teaching and the education of children
Demonstrated knowledge of child development
Experience working with web-based technologies and applications
Commitment to equity and justice including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
Strong writer and speaker
Advanced degree in a related field
Knowledge of latest research and thinking about science education
Familiarity with new technologies
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.