Job Duration: full-time starting July 25, 2022

Minimum Education: Bachelor's or equivalent

Minimum Experience: 3 years

Website: www.caryacademy.org/

Cary Academy seeks an accomplished, imaginative, team-oriented and equity-minded science educator to teach a combination of biology and chemistry classes in our Upper School.  The ability to teach a biology course at the advanced level would be considered a plus for this position. We especially encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who can contribute, through their teaching and their service, to the diversity of our learning community and the transformative educational experience we seek to provide for all learners.

Who We Are

The short answer can be found in our Mission Statement:

       Cary Academy is a learning community committed to discovery, innovation, collaboration, and excellence.

As a learning community, we have a clear and distinct perspective on what learning should be at its best, captured in our Beliefs About Learning:

As members of the Cary Academy learning community, we believe:

  • Learning is an iterative and interdependent process.
  • Taking risks, embracing struggle, and developing resilience are essential to deep and life-long learning.
  • Individuals must develop self-awareness as learners and take ownership of their learning.
  • Clear, ongoing, and timely feedback elicits self-reflection and drives growth.
  • Physical, social, and emotional balance is essential for learning and well-being.
  • The most impactful learning occurs where people, disciplines, and ideas connect to address human and community needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive environments create a secure and affirming culture that enables both the individual and the community to flourish.
  • Excellent teaching is the foundation of an outstanding learning community.

We also have a clearcut vision for the kind of community we want to create, expressed in our Diversity Mission Statement:

Cary Academy fosters a learning community where the richness of diversity is recognized, respected, and embraced. Our view in diversity includes, but is not limited to ability, age, appearance, gender, national origin, personal qualities, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Our vision is to nurture and sustain an equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is valued.

Importantly, we recognize that achieving this vision requires an action-focused commitment to the work of equity and anti-racism.

Last but certainly not least, we have a shared understanding of how our mission and philosophy drive our professional culture, set forth in our Employee Culture Profile:

  • We are passionate. We believe wholeheartedly in the mission of Cary Academy, take pride in and responsibility for the work that we do, and have a vested interest in the success of our school.
  • We are welcoming. We approach members of our community with open doors and open minds and look to make meaningful connections with one another.
  • We are curious. We love to learn and relish opportunities to try new ideas, even when we’re not sure of the results.
  • We are embracing.  We recognize, respect, and celebrate the unique array of attributes, perspectives and experiences that each person brings to our community, knowing that the diversity of our voices is the wellspring of creativity and new possibilities.
  • We are dynamic.  We value the ways in which tradition binds us together, but at the same time look to innovation to keep us fresh and moving forward.
  • We are team-oriented. We believe that working together in a collaborative context inspires organic conversations, fuels creativity, builds camaraderie, encourages reflection, and leads to better outcomes.
  • Most importantly, we are fiercely committed to putting our students first in all that we do.

The Position

Cary Academy offers a robust program of study in science aimed at developing students who are confident and independent learners, who recognize how science permeates the world around them, and who appreciate the evolution of scientific ideas and their impact on society. Students practice science as inquiry, using collaborative research and problem-solving strategies and communicating through graphic, verbal, and mathematical representations. All courses provide extensive laboratory experience, both inside and outside of the classroom.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Teach a standard load of Upper School science classes (typically 4 sections).
  • Provide personal and academic guidance to a group of student advisees.
  • Develop and facilitate experiential learning opportunities in support of the school’s X-Day and Discovery Term programs.
  • Participate in the community life of the school by sponsoring clubs and/or other student activities.
  • Engage in the equity and anti-racism work of the school.
  • Maintain a commitment to ongoing professional learning and growth.
  • Perform other functions as assigned in support of school operations.

 JOB REQUIREMENTS

The individual in this position must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to meet the following job requirements:

  • Design and implement innovative, engaging, age-appropriate and equitable curricula in the content area.
  • Employ a broad range of instructional strategies and culturally responsive practices to address the needs of all learners.
  • Use technology creatively and effectively to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Perform position responsibilities in ways that uphold the mission and Cornerstone philosophies of the school.
  • Maintain confidentiality and interact with all constituents (internal and external) with sensitivity and understanding.
  • Complete all required administrative and operational tasks in a timely manner per school operating policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate regular, predictable, and reliable attendance.
  • Be readily available to students for extra help and guidance outside of class.
  • Attend a variety of student performances, events, and competitions each year to support students and advisees.
  • Share in the supervision of students outside of class and provide occasional substitute coverage for colleagues as assigned.
  • Drive a school activity bus as needed and travel overnight with students on grade level trips.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in related field; advanced degree preferred.
Experience:  At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience in the content area teaching Upper School students.
Equivalency:  Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience may be considered in place of the above requirements.

The Application Process

We encourage candidates to apply as soon as they are able at www.caryacademy.org/careers.

First, you will be asked to create an account within UKG, our school’s HR system, after which you will be taken to an “application page.”  You do not need to fill out any of the optional skills, motivations or behaviors on the application page.  You will, however, see two mandatory questions to complete; your responses to these questions will help us get to know you a bit better early in the process.  While not required, we would also encourage you to upload a cover letter and a resumé, even if you are applying through a third-party agency. This allows us to have easier access to your materials to share with our internal hiring teams.

Thank you for considering Cary Academy!

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