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Upper School Biology Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/16/2021
School Name Sun Valley Community School
City, State Sun Valley, ID 
Posted 02/22/2021

Sun Valley Community School

Full-Time Teaching Position

From our campus to the wilderness, we inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives.

Sun Valley Community School is seeking a dynamic Upper School Biology Teacher. This position includes teaching Upper School 9th grade Biology as well as advanced-level science electives. This is a full-time position, with benefits, beginning August 16, 2021. Additional duties will include serving as a student advisor, participating in the school’s extensive Outdoor Program, and engaging in additional Upper School extracurricular activities. For the right candidate, the position could also include Residential Life responsibilities and housing.


Candidates should understand and embrace the unique Sun Valley Community School culture of a small independent school in a mountain resort town. The successful candidate will be an experienced educator with at least a bachelor’s degree, possess a deep understanding of the developmental range within the Upper School population, and also be supportive of the school’s “one-school” philosophy across divisions. Ideal candidates should have a healthy sense of humor, be flexible in their approach, and find joy in their work. They should be organized and creative with a commitment to motivate and inspire students to achieve their personal best. Candidates should also work collaboratively with faculty and communicate clearly with parents.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability and desire to work within an inquiry-based educational program, which empowers students to think critically and engage confidently. The candidate must be committed to facilitating the study of scientific methods and principles, as well as preparing students to engage with the variety of ways science intersects with modern life. Above all, the successful candidate must love education and demonstrate an energetic and passionate approach to students and teaching.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through March 31, 2020. Interested candidates should send an electronic cover letter, resumé, and at least two letters of reference to:

Kevin Campbell

Upper School Head

Sun Valley Community School


Sun Valley Community School is an equal opportunity employer. The school encourages, seeks, and will employ applicants the school deems qualified for the position sought, regardless of age, ethnic background, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, or physical ability, with reasonable accommodation to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

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