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Upper School Chemistry and Physics Teacher (Full-time)

Upper School Chemistry and Physics Teacher (Full-time)

Maret School is looking for an inspiring and engaging chemistry and physics teacher. Ideal candidates will have the ability to teach ninth and tenth graders; place the individual learner at the center of the learning process; embrace different teaching and learning styles, and show a facility and nimbleness with technology.

Members of our faculty regularly collaborate with colleagues within the science department and cross-departmentally and stretch themselves as educators. Responsibilities include teaching two sections of chemistry and two sections of physics in addition to serving as an advisor. We seek a teacher who loves creating innovative lessons and courses, designing curriculum that addresses the needs of our students today and into the future, and being part of a team that values and affirms every member of our community.

Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in their work. The position includes one or more community responsibilities and is supervised by the Chair of the Science Department.

As a teacher, the successful candidate will:

  • Have demonstrated expertise in teaching chemistry and physics at the upper school level;
  • Display excellent classroom management skills and enthusiasm for working with upper school students;
  • Be committed to professional development and collaboration with colleagues;
  • Exhibit a deep passion for teaching and interest in working with students of all ages and differing strengths;
  • Have a minimum of three years teaching experience;
  • Have an advanced degree in science or related field (preferred).

Maret’s dynamic community and campus in the midst of Washington, DC, create a unique learning environment for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Expert teachers inspire students to think both creatively and analytically, seek out multiple perspectives, work hard, and make time for joy as they tackle our challenging curriculum and explore artistic and athletic pursuits. The school’s mission and core values guide all that we do and provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning, responsible citizenship, and achievement.

Our community strives for equity and inclusion in every aspect of school life. Maret School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, or creed. We believe that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.

All adults on campus are role models for our students and are considered part of the faculty. Every Maret employee must abide by our code of conduct.

To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé BY EMAIL ONLY to Chair of the Science Department Reyna Pratt at Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond personally to every applicant. You will hear from us only if your experience matches our current needs.