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Mercersburg Academy, an independent, co-educational, boarding school located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, was established in 1893. Mercersburg Academy offers a dynamic academic program to a diverse and close-knit community of learners. Students learn to think for themselves as they prepare for purposeful lives in a global community.
Job Classification Faculty, Full-Time, Exempt, Academic Year
Reports To Department Head
Summary The person holding this position is responsible for preparing curriculum and providing instruction in the specific department of assignment. For the 2021-2202 academic year, we are recruiting for one chemistry and one life science teacher.
Responsibilities and Duties (include but are not limited to):
Teaching four sections of science, preparing course objectives and course of study following departmental guidelines and curriculum, conducting varied and frequent assessments of student performance, utilizing appropriate technology in the classroom setting, keeping attendance and grade records as required by school, writing individual grade and comment reports six times a year with additional progress reports as assigned, maintaining regularly scheduled office hours for help sessions with students, and attending faculty meetings and professional development opportunities provided by the school.
Communicating positively and proactively with students, advisers, parents, colleagues, and administration in a professional manner in both oral and written form.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The position requires a person who has experience teaching adolescents and enjoys working with and relates well to both adults and students, is collaborative, and communicates well. This faculty member needs to be organized as well as possess excellent written an oral communication and technology skills. The science department member holds a full-time faculty position and two-thirds of the faculty position is devoted to teaching science. The science department member carries out additional responsibilities such as residential and/or co-curricular assignments.
Experience with technology applications such as use of a MacBook Pro and iPad for teaching purposes. Specific knowledge of Keynote, Pages, and iMovie is beneficial.
Prior experience in teaching chemistry and curriculum development preferred.
Preference given to applicants who can also teach biology, physics, or math.
A valid driver’s license.
About Mercersburg Academy
An independent college-preparatory school in south-central Pennsylvania, Mercersburg Academy offers a rigorous academic program to 440 boarding and day students from 27 states and 36 countries.