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Physics Teacher - Upper School

  • 07 Feb 2024 4:53 PM
    Message # 13312258

    About The Bishop’s School 

    Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million in need-based grants is awarded annually.

    Annualized Base Compensation Based on Experience: $75,070 - $147,920 per annum 

    What is Essential about Being a Teacher at Our School

    The Bishop’s School seeks engaging, collaborative, dynamic, and learner-centered teachers. We seek candidates who hold high expectations for students, design learning experiences that prioritize adolescent well-being and belonging, are enthusiastic about working on teams and are eager to pursue growth in their teaching practice.

    Our goals are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement, encourage collaboration in the classroom and direct students to take ownership of their learning. 

    Position Summary Description

    The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time upper school physics teacher beginning August 2024. The ideal candidate will have a background in teaching various levels of physics, with the ability to teach both a conceptual physics course to ninth-grade students, as well as the ability to teach algebra-based and calculus-based physics courses with an emphasis on traditional problem-solving to eleventh and twelfth-grade students. The science department seeks candidates who are enthusiastic about working with teaching teams and other departmental colleagues to develop, iterate upon and align lab-focused, inquiry-based, student-centered curricula throughout the science department. The ideal candidate will also be able to design and offer a new semester-length science elective in an area of expertise.

    Bishop’s faculty communicate regularly with students, parents and administrators on student progress and are regularly expected to supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day and after school. In addition to teaching, faculty serve as advisors to students and offer daily office hours.

    An Ideal Candidate Will Have

    • A bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in physics or a related field (required);
    • An advanced degree in physics or education (preferred);
    • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in physics;
    • Excellent physics content knowledge;
    • Knowledge of laboratory safety standards and best practices;
    • Interest in supporting current co-curricular programs;
    • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives;
    • Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice;
    • Ability to integrate technology into instruction;
    • Eagerness to collaborate with other department members in creating meaningful, relevant, learner-centered classroom experiences;
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community;
    • Strong work ethic, time management, verbal, written language, and interpersonal skills;
    • Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition;
    • Commitment to well-being as the foundation for growth. 

    Core Competencies:

    • Uphold the School’s Core Values;
    • Demonstrate professionalism, tact and an unwavering positive attitude;
    • Verbal and written communication;
    • Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates;
    • Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure;
    • Comply with School’s reporting policies and procedures;
    • Maintain a clean, safe and organized work area.

    Role Specific Competencies:

    • Adolescent cognition
    • Growth mindset
    • Counseling and supporting adolescents
    • Tactful communication
    • Teamwork

    Application Deadline

    Applications received before February 25, 2024 are preferred. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY ON OUR WEBSITE.


    Please do not email or call the school directly.

    The Bishop's School is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the San Diego area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. The Bishop's School takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.

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