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Upper School Science Faculty

Position Type Teacher
Start 07/01/2021
School Name Bush School, The
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 05/04/2021

The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community.

Upper School Science Faculty (Seattle, WA)

Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Academic Year Schedule (2021-2022)

Compensation is based on experience

* This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details during hiring process).

* This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Upper School team as an Upper School Science Faculty member. Courses to be taught are physics, physics with calculus, and term-long elective courses such as astronomy or forensic science. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.

The Upper School Science Faculty member reports to the Upper School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as Upper School Faculty and Staff and the Science Department. This position will be responsible for teaching four sections of physical science classes per term, in addition to leading two Cascades (winter and spring) and managing one Advisory group for the academic year.

While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below:

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Possess the ability and skills to successfully teach upper level physics and other physical science courses to 9th-12th grade students
  • Develop curriculum that incorporates project-based, inquiry-based, hands-on, and design thinking approaches
  • Enrich or modify lessons, curriculum, materials and resources as needed to meet differentiated student needs and varying levels of progress inside and outside of the classroom
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Collaborate with other members of the science faculty to create common experiences centered on student inquiry
  • Create physical science and engineering electives that connect to your areas of interest and expertise
  • Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school
  • Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and within the curriculum
  • Establish classroom expectations that create a safe and comfortable environment for all students
  • Create and sustain effective family partnerships, for example: communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and classroom news via formal fall/spring conferences, written communications, and school portal.
  • Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth
  • Collaborate with school counselors and learning specialists to establish and maintain social-emotional learning and wellness for all students
  • Communicate openly, timely and supportively with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders regarding student achievement and progress
  • Utilize technology to support student success (e.g. Google Classroom/Docs and the LMS)

Community Responsibilities

  • Serve as an advisor to a group of Upper School students.
  • Attend school related events outside the scheduled school day
  • Participate actively and with curiosity in school/division/department meetings, in addition to activities/committees

Experience and Professional Competencies:

  • Experience in teaching science – 3 or more years is preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree in a physical science or engineering field is required
  • A graduate degree in education, physical science, engineering or related field is preferred
  • Experience w/ “maker space” (laser cutter, etc.) and computer programming is preferred

Successful candidates will:

  • Possess a philosophy of education that aligns with the school’s mission and values
  • Exhibit the capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
  • Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning
  • Communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff and parents/guardians in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships.
  • Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines.
  • Have proficient skills in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, and Outlook
  • Have experience with using Vernier Probes (or other probeware) and Logger Pro (or other equivalent) to facilitate quality data collection.


Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position doesn’t fit your talents, please visit our website for additional openings: www.bush.edu.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.

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