St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School Science Teacher.
About St. Paul Academy and Summit School:
St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving more than 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our two campuses are located approximately a mile apart in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving Grades K-5 on our Goodrich Campus and Grades 6-12 on our Randolph Campus. The school draws students from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and throughout the eastern and western suburbs.
Our mission—shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world—is a promise to our students and our families, and it pushes us to be thoughtful about everything we do. It inspires us to be our best and reminds us that we have the responsibility to respect the unique potential in every child. Our mission gives us purpose and represents our greatest aspirations and values. But most of all, it reflects our deep belief in the talents and capabilities of our students.
For additional information about the school’s curriculum, community, and culture, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
About the Upper School:
The Upper School is home to students in Grades 9-12 and is characterized by advanced inquiry, lively discussion, deep engagement with topics, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students develop the habits and relationships that will carry them through high school and into the world of college and beyond. The Upper School's rigorous academic curriculum and seminar-based learning model is complemented by a network of support that includes teachers, advisors, college counselors, and resources for both academic and social/emotional well-being.
This is an on-going, full-time appointment open to applicants with the knowledge, experience, and desire to teach both physics and another science course to students in grades 9-12.
This position involves the teaching of Physics at both the introductory and advanced levels in the Upper School, with the capacity to teach at least one other core area in our curriculum. Candidates should have experience teaching algebra-based physics in a student-centered classroom. We particularly encourage candidates with knowledge and experience in the modeling instruction approach to science pedagogy to apply. A successful candidate who does not have experience in the modeling approach would be supported in participating in summer professional development in the modeling pedagogy. In addition to teaching physics, an ideal candidate will also be able to teach a course in another core science area (Biology or Chemistry), computer science, or engineering. The ideal candidate will have experience with project-based learning, a desire to develop new electives over time, and continually develop the existing core curriculum within a strong and collegial teaching team. As importantly, we seek candidates committed to developing and practicing cultural competence in their teaching.
The successful candidate will approach their role as an advisor with a drive to better understand the emotional needs of their students and support a program where self-reflection, empathy, and flexibility are the goals.
BA degree in science is required; an advanced degree in science or science education is preferred, but not required. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where collaboration is valued and where openness to growth is the norm.
How to Apply:
Resume review will begin immediately. The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/employment.
SPA is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff, and maintaining a workplace culture in which all are treated equitably.