Monday, April 11, 2016

Upper School Physics Teacher, The Lovett School, Atlanta

The Lovett School
Upper School Physics Teacher
Job Description

Reports to:                  Upper School Principal

Position Summary:      The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks an Upper School Physics teacher to begin in August 2016.  Interested applicants should be able to teach various levels of physics, grades 11 through 12. Experience teaching AP physics and astronomy will be preferred, as will experience with physics modeling; problem-based, student-centered learning; and guided inquiry.
The Lovett School Vision for Learning:  Lovett offers experiences that inspire our students to love learning. We encourage them to think critically, communicate effectively, engage creatively, and collaborate purposefully. We provide the opportunities and resources that help our students develop independence and self-direction and extend their learning beyond the walls of the classroom as they grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, aesthetically, morally, and spiritually.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develops curriculum materials, including course outlines, syllabi, and other instructional materials
  • Carries out all responsibilities associated with teaching the assigned classes
  • Conducts after-school tutorials as scheduled
  • Participates in department, faculty, team, and grade-level meetings as called
  • Ensures that students adhere to The Lovett School behavioral guidelines
  • Is involved in the life of the school outside of the classroom
  • Fulfills additional duties as assigned
Position Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in physics or a related field with significant physics coursework.
  • The drive, organization, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, contributing to the school community beyond the classroom
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Employment of a variety of techniques, including the meaningful use of technology, to engage students and further their critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity
  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employing a  growth mindset
  • Desire and ability to develop an atmosphere of trust and knowledge of students as individuals
  • Demonstrated flexibility and responsiveness to a variety of learning styles and across a range of abilities
  • Ethical behavior, professionalism, and respect for diversity
  • Regular and reliable attendance
Physical Demands:  
NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.