Saint Mary's School
Raleigh, NC
Grades 9 - 12 with 316 students

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The Department Chair of Interdisciplinary STEM is a newly created position, and the responsibilities will evolve over time. This individual will be responsible for designing and leading the growth of the STEM program as well as teaching courses that intersect with other academic subject areas. The Chair will be responsible for reviewing cutting-edge research to inform the decision-making process in the growth of STEM at Saint Mary’s School. An ability to promote and implement best practices in STEM education for grades 9-12, design curriculum that prioritizes the importance of all-girls education, and contribute to an environment that fosters inclusion, community and belonging is essential.  Faculty members report to the Dean of Academic Innovation through their academic leaders.
This benefited position possibly offers campus housing provided by the School where Residential Faculty members can participate in a vibrant campus life with other families and students and enjoy meals in the dining hall. This exceptional location is in the heart of downtown Raleigh in a gated campus with 24/7 security.  We are seeking faculty members who are looking for opportunities to share in the residential-life responsibilities and engage in the community by coaching a sport and/or coordinating extra-curricular activities in the evenings or weekends.
  • Develop and grow the STEM program, assist teachers with curriculum development.
  • Teach 4 sections of STEM classes which will include Computer Science, programming, and other courses as required.
  • Conduct cutting-edge research into Interdisciplinary STEM programs and help faculty develop new course proposals to fit a new and evolving department.
  • Lead Professional Development for faculty that will engage and inspire faculty to experiment with different pedagogical practices in-line with Interdisciplinary STEM.
  • Work to streamline STEM approaches, making them more accessible for educators and students.
  • Oversee faculty professional growth and evaluations within the department.
  • Attend and contribute to regular Academic Chair meetings.
  • Serve as an advisor.
  • Provide differentiated instruction for all students and in particular students who require it.
  • Evaluate and update course materials annually.
  • Other duties as aligned with a faculty position at SMS.
  • Adopt and practice Saint Mary’s School Learning Principles and Principles of Professionalism.
  • Be familiar with and follow policies in the Employee Handbook.
  • Support the school and its mission.
  • Perform other duties as necessary or as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in science or education.
  • Five years of teaching experience.
  • Experience and qualifications to teach STEM courses, particularly, at multiple levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to team teach and implement teaching techniques that foster learning with a diverse range of students.
  • Proven interest in girls’ education.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to establish priorities.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for collaboration with colleagues and academic leaders.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment towards professional development and lifelong learning.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in education, science, or other appropriate field.
  • Five years of teaching experience in independent high schools.
  • Two or more years of experience leading teams.
  • Experience in an all-girls educational environment.
  • An ability to communicate and build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Experience in building and developing new curriculum that evolves over time.

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