Physical Science Instructor
St. George Academy, a public college preparatory charter high school, is seeking experienced a full-time teacher to develop and teach courses in General Chemistry and General Physics and their associated laboratory components. Advanced Placement and elective courses in the discipline will also be encouraged. This position is responsible for creating a rigorous classroom environment that develops skills in listening, speaking, reading, grammar, vocabulary, and writing. Faculty will play critical roles in the furtherance of the Science program, as well as the institution, as a whole.
1. Teaches classes that focus on content and skills in General Chemistry and Physics utilizing curriculum parameters established by Utah Core Standards, but also developed by the faculty of St. George Academy.
2. Adapts material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students.
3. Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the department's basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course/USOE standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
4. Communicate knowledge in an interesting, stimulating, and effective manner, using a variety of instructional methodologies, curriculum resources, and materials.
5. Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other record-keeping activities as necessary.
6. Encourages students to think independently and critically and to express original ideas.
7. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
8. Communicates with parents and the school administrative team on student progress.
9. Supervises students in assigned out-of-classroom activities during the working day.
10. Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
11. Administers testing in accordance with department and institutional testing practices.
12. Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
Other duties and expectations to generate college-ready students:
• Design and implement a college-preparatory, globally focused course of study for students which systematically builds students’ capacity to demonstrate college-level work across the curriculum.
Recognize the levels of students’ literacy in academic, social, and scientific language and help them build meaningful bridges between them.
• Facilitate learning opportunities that enable students to have the experience of achieving expertise by researching, understanding, and developing new knowledge about scientifically relevant issues.
• Model and explicitly teach students how to manage their own learning by identifying options, evaluating opportunities, and organizing educational experiences that will enable them to work and live in a global society.
• Know the system of schooling deeply and know their students well, advising and advocating for students to graduate with all options open for post-secondary education, work and service.
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve learning, health and attitude problems.
• Serve as de facto advisors and mentors to students in college admission and experience.