Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced Upper School Math teacher beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The mission of the PDS Mathematics Department is to “develop a mindset of mathematical thinking that is essential to understanding the world around us”. With that in mind, PDS welcome candidates who are equally passionate about their subject and students and are committed to high-school aged learners and the craft of teaching. Strong candidates will work well in a collaborative environment and utilize technology to enhance student learning. PDS is particularly interested in teachers who integrate diversity and service learning in the classroom and expose students to the application of mathematics to their local and global worlds.
All faculty contribute to the community life of PDS as advisors and have various duties, including leading an extra-curricular activity. For this position, the ideal candidate is expected to:
- Demonstrate mathematical knowledge and understanding across grade levels and content strands - Implement culturally relevant pedagogy and foster a learning environment that supports students’ social and emotional needs and their development as independent math learners - Differentiate teaching and learning based on students’ cognitive needs and learning styles - Independently and actively prepare curriculum that balances content mastery, conceptual understanding, and the development of mathematical literacy - Develop creative formative and summative assessments and experiences to evaluate student learning - Employ innovative student-centered teaching practices rooted in brain-based research - Create and scaffold rigorous, higher-level thinking tasks that emphasize critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and problem-solving - Provide opportunities for student self-assessment and engagement in the learning process - Exhibit a passion to teach and learn from young people and colleagues
Responsibilities Include: - Teach upper school math classes to students with a range of academic aptitudes - Serve as an advisor to 7 - 9 students in the Upper School - Assist in extra-curricular areas of the school - Assess students’ academic and social development - Provide consistent oral and written communication to students and families - Collaboratively work on grade-level, department, and interdisciplinary faculty teams
Required Qualifications: - Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics or related field - Minimum of 5 years of proven success teaching Upper School students - Affinity for working with upper school students - Comfort with innovative and forward-thinking approaches to instruction - A strong commitment to professional growth - Personal characteristics suitable for motivating, inspiring and nurturing young people: enthusiasm, adaptability, patience, creativity, and a boundless sense of humor
Preferred Qualifications: - Advanced degree in mathematics or related field - Capacity to teach computer science and/or engineering - Integrative STEM/STEAM experience - Advising and/or mentoring experience - Experience implementing inquiry-based or project-based curriculum - Experience teaching in independent schools
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at: firstname.lastname@example.org