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From time to time, CSTA receives information about job openings for science educators. We post those here as a courtesy to the district or organization seeking qualified applicants. To have your posting added, please send an e-mail to webmaster@cascience.org. Please include the application closing date; submissions without closing dates will not be posted.

Last updated April:16, 2014

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Archer School for Girls Seeking Teacher

The Archer School for Girls is an educational community that supports and challenges young women to discover their passions and realize their true potential.
• We provide a rigorous, integrated college preparatory curriculum that fosters critical thinking and intellectual curiosity.
• We create and sustain a collaborative teaching and learning environment that explores and refines the ways girls learn best.
• We help girls to become leaders and life-long learners, strengthening their capacity to contribute positively to their communities.
• We strengthen girls’ voices in a diverse and culturally rich environment.
• We embrace possibility, promote challenge-seeking and support risk-taking.
• We encourage girls to develop meaningful relationships with peers and faculty rooted in honesty, respect and responsibility.
• We graduate courageous, committed and ethical young women who take responsibility for their own physical, financial and emotional well-being.
We are seeking a dynamic and passionate teacher to build a computer science program in our middle and upper school. The position will also include teaching two to three sections of introductory computer science courses, collaborating with colleagues to integrate computational thinking throughout the curriculum, and designing an innovative program that engages girls in learning computer science. Further, the teacher will work closely with the Engineering and Design Coordinator and will have access to the Integrated Design and Engineering Arts (IDEA) Lab.
The ideal candidate has exemplary teaching skills, a desire for ongoing professional development, and a passion to teach and learn from young people. Additionally, the ideal candidate has:
• 3-5 years of secondary school teaching experience
• A degree in Computer Science
• The capacity to thrive in an environment instructing students in Java, Python, Processing, C and other relevant technologies.
• Fluency in mobile application development preferred (iOS and Android).
• Experience teaching AP Computer Science.
• Further, candidates should have the interest and capability of teaching at both the Upper School (Grades 9-12) and Middle School (Grades 6-8) level.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching 5 courses, serving as an advisor, and participating in extra-curricular school activities.
To apply please click on the link: http://www.archer.org/careers
No phone calls, please. More information on Archer can be found at www.archer.org. The Archer School for Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deadline to apply is July 15, 2014

Education Programs Consultant (EPC)

We have just opened up an Education Programs Consultant (EPC) position in the STEM unit at the California Department of Education. Information on this position can be found at: http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=546479 .

Information on the Education Programs Consultant Application Requirements is at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/jb/edprogconsultant.asp
General Instructions/How to apply:
To apply for this examination, you must submit a complete application package which includes an Employment Application (STD. 678), the Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire with the Affirmation Statement, and evidence of completion of the education/credential requirement.

·Completed Employment Application (STD. 678)

·Qualifications Assessment Questionnaire (DOC)

·Evidence of completion of the education/credential requirement

And submit your completed application package to:

California Department of Education
Selection Services Office
1430 N Street, Room 1802
Sacramento, CA 95814


In summary, the candidate will need to:

1. Complete the qualification questionnaire which also contains the affirmation statement.

2. Complete the application (STD 678). In the field entitled “Examination and job title for which you are applying” state EPC Examination, and EPC Position # 174 - 590 - 2656 – Professional Learning Support Division (Manager Karen Shores)

3. Provide a copy of your teaching credential and degrees (transcripts – copies are ok)

4. Mail all of these documents to the address above for CDE Selection Services Office

5. Mail a copy of your application (STD 678) to Karen Shores, with a cover letter if desired.

Lead STEM Instructor

University of San Francisco, Department: School of Education
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Summary:
The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

The University has hosted a federally funded Trio Upward Bound Program continuously since 1966. Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for high school students from families with low-incomes or with parents who do not have a college degree. The goal of the Upward Bound Math Science Program is to increase the number of students from these backgrounds who complete their college degrees and enter careers in the STEM fields. A group of dedicated staff, students, and parents work to create a learning environment that respects and honors the cultures and histories of diverse populations so that our graduates will use their education to create more just societies here and throughout the world.

The Lead STEM Instructor is responsible for the development of the STEM curriculum and pedagogy implemented by the project and performs both administrative and direct service duties.

The position is split at 1FTE from June 1st through August 31st, and .5FTE from September 1st through May 31st

This would be an ideal opportunity for a current high school teacher to enrich his/her leadership experience and to try out a change of pace in a career path. Upward Bound is leading in developing effective educational projects and the Lead STEM Instructor will be in the forefront of these innovations.

Job Responsibilities:
• Recruits, interviews, selects and supervises all UBMS academic staff (teachers and tutors)

• Identifies with other staff the necessary resources to implement academic year and summer session curriculum (i.e. textbooks, laptop/tablet computers, clickers, science lab supplies, etc.)

• Conducts individual academic entry and exit assessments of participants to create and update Personal Education Plan (PEP) for each participant

• Coordinates assignment, scheduling, and record keeping of participants academic programming and progress toward achieving goals and objectives

• Under the guidance of the STEP Education Coordinator, develops summer session curriculum and schedules students in appropriate courses

• Under the guidance of the STEP Education Coordinator, develops academic year curriculum programming

• Approves all course credit transfers to participant high schools

• Maintains accurate records of all summer session course materials to comply with accreditation requirements of SFUSD and submit grades to School District

• Coordinates all college admissions test applications and preparations sessions

• Provides advocacy on behalf of participants with high school, college admissions, and other youth related officials

• Conducts courses in STEM subjects during Academic Year and Summer Sessions as needed

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Education or STEM field with Secondary or Community College STEM Teaching Credential

• Two years teaching experience with target population

• Must be computer proficient, with experience managing a database.

Other Responsibilities:
• Extensive knowledge in one or more STEM areas

• Knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population.

• Experience working with and motivating STEM teachers in effective pedagogical and social strategies.

• Commitment to the development of innovative, culturally relevant, and engaging curriculum.

• Knowledge and understanding of K-12 education, policies, and educational equity issues.

• Knowledge and experience in development of effective assessment of student learning in the classroom.

• Strong interpersonal skills, including presentation, communication, negotiation, leadership, problem-solving, and conflict resolution, with diverse populations and institutions

• Organizational and project management skills with ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low income, first generation, and urban youth.

• Demonstrated cultural awareness and the appreciation of the humanity of all with respect to race, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.

• Advanced writing skills with demonstrated experience producing complex reports.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line .
Application Deadline: May 3, 2014

Biology/Physics Teacher

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, a private Catholic, Dominican, college prep high school for
young women, is seeking an experienced Biology teacher who is also capable of teaching
Physics. Successful candidates must be experienced in integrating technology into their
teaching and ready to consider emerging technologies to enhance learning and student
engagement. We are looking for a teacher who is open and willing to participate in the
school community outside the classroom to support the mission of the school and to
collaborate with colleagues in interdisciplinary research based assignments.
FSHA educators are members of a dynamic learning environment. They are engaged in a
1:1 MacBook program, curriculum/ programming redesign and mapping, and teacherdriven
professional learning communities. In addition to developing and delivering an
intentionally designed curriculum dedicated to teaching and learning in a supportive and
collegial atmosphere, our faculty shares out on best practices and instructional technology
strategies via blogs, small group learning sessions, and visits to each otherfs classrooms.
1. BA or BS in Biology, Physics or related discipline required, MA preferred
2. Min. 2-5 years high school teaching experience with experience teaching Physics
3. Able and eager to collaborate with colleagues
4. Creativity. Experience with instructional technology and innovative teaching
5. Excellent classroom management, communication and organization skills
6. Ability to connect with parents, students, and colleagues in a professional way
7. Able to convey a love of science and gets positive results
We offer a rich and supportive environment, a 1:1 laptop program, a professional
development program, competitive salary and benefits, and a chance to make a difference in
this important position. To learn more about Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, visit our
website at www.fsha.org. If this sounds like the career move you've been looking for, send
your resume to humanresources@fsha.org. Please put the job title in the subject line.

Application Closing Date: June 1, 2014

Multiple Science Teacher Positions in Silicon Valley

Biology Teacher (3)

Chemistry Teacher (2)

Physical Geography (Earth Science) Teacher (1)

Physics Teacher (2)

Site: BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

Job: Teacher: Science

FT/PT Status: Full Time


BASIS Independent Schools will be opening two schools in New York and California, with additional campuses opening in upcoming years. BASIS Independent schools is affiliated withBASIS Charter schools which are widely regarded as among the most academically rigorous and top performing schools in the nation and worldwide.

BASIS Charter Schools educate students at an internationally competitive level, with BASIS students ready to compete with their top-performing peers in Finland, Korea, or China. BASIS Tucson North and BASIS Scottsdale fifteen-year-old students proved this in their 2012 results on the OECD Test For Schools. These results place the BASIS Model above the acclaimed Finnish and Korean education systems, and on par with Shanghai, the world’s best.

The BASIS Model is built and managed by BASIS.ed and employs the BASIS Culture across all campuses, to utilize the same BASIS.ed Curriculum in the classroom environment. The culture-plus-curriculum building blocks are conducive to instilling in students a lifelong love and respect

or knowledge, to understanding the importance of hard work and self-reliance as a path towards success, and to the discovery of individual strengths to be able to invent, design and apply.

BASIS Culture is derived from a set of core principles understood, embraced, and cultivated by teachers, school managers and school staff, as well as by any BASIS.ed employee. BASIS students are guided to recognize and adopt these principles, helping them maximize the benefits of the BASIS.ed curriculum, and the entirety of their educational experience. These core principles of BASIS Culture are professionalism, intellectual tolerance, and pushing-the-boundaries.

BASIS teachers play a critical role in curriculum development and school culture. BASIS school culture makes high academic achievement and intellectual engagement the norm and allows students to realize their own great academic potential. All new teachers attend a training to learnabout the BASIS curriculum and school culture in July prior to reporting for duty at a school site.

BASIS has started ten new charter schools since 2010, and has vast experience and knowledge about what it takes to build the BASIS school culture from the ground up, from day one. In fact, it takes every school leader, every administrator, and every teacher living and breathing the same message day after day: the message that all students can excel if they are willing to work hard, seek help from our teachers, and hold themselves and each other in high regard.

BASIS (collectively, BASIS Educational Group, Inc. d/b/a BASIS.ed, BASIS Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public Charter School, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BASIS Independent Schools, LLC, and any other entity managed by BASIS.ed), is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment are recruited, hired and assigned without discrimination on the basis of actual orperceived race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by law. BASIS expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment. For additional information, please visit our Careers website at www.basisschools.org/aboutus/careers.

Primary Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1) Teach higher level content than grade standard in an interactive learning environment to deliver exceptional results for all students;

2) Tutor students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of their academic and career success;

3) Implementation of BASIS curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons andassessments to display your passion for the subject and educate students at an internationally competitive level;

4) Collaborate with other BASIS teachers to form a community of smart, talented and interesting people who are passionate about their work and readily willing to work in a professional, academic environment; and

5) Management of student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect and individuality in all students.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree and ability to obtain a valid fingerprint clearance are required to teach at BASIS. In addition to a Bachelor’s degree, a major (24-30 credit hours) or

advanced degree in the teaching subject fulfills the highly qualified requirement. Highly qualified teacher requirements vary by state. In some cases a Bachelor’s degree and documentation of passage of a state authorized subject test in the teaching area may fulfill the highly qualified requirement. Coursework or experience in education is not required, nor is certification.

Preferred Qualifications: Subject matter postgraduate work (Master’s or Ph.D.) is preferred. Together with a high level of educational attainment, a successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence. Critically, an applicant must possess a high GPA in his/her major, excellent recommendations, experience working with children, not necessarily in the classroom, and be open to new ideas in teaching

Additional Job Information:

Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS offers a comprehensive benefits package.

If you are interested in applying please visit our website: https://www.vscyberhosting2.com/basis/

Posting Closing Date: June 1, 2014