Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Uncommon’s curriculum and the success of its students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks teachers who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration as part of a grade level team. We are seeking:
- Biology teachers
- AP Biology teachers
- Chemistry teachers
- Physics teachers
- Engineering teachers
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER
- Teacher will implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
- Teacher will design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
- Teacher will use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
- Teacher will participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
- Teacher will provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
- Teacher will be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
- Teacher will communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and
- Teacher will participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training.
- Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
- Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
- Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
- Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;
- Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred; and
- Minimum of two years teaching/education experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred.
- By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University. For teaching roles in New York and Massachusetts, candidates must have also earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher by the time employment begins. For teaching roles in New Jersey, the candidates must have earned a cumulative 2.75 GPA (for candidates graduating before September 1, 2016) or 3.0 (for candidates graduating on or after September 1, 2016)
Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.