BIOLOGY TEACHER

North Star Academy

Uncommon Schools

Newark , New Jersey

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Job Description

HIGH SCHOOL STEM TEACHER

Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Uncommon’s curriculum and the success of its students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks teachers who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration as part of a grade level team. We are seeking teachers for the following subject areas:


Math
Algebra I / Algebra II
Geometry
Calculus
Science
Biology
AP Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Engineering
Computer Science

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and
Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training.

QUALIFICATIONS

Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;
Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred; and
Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred.

Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.


COMPENSATION

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.



The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.
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