Physics Teacher - Upper School 2013-14
Lakeside School - Seattle, WA

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Physics Teacher – Upper School 2013-14

1.0 FTE

Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, Washington, is currently recruiting for a full-time Upper School Physics Teacher , for the 2013-14 school year. The Lakeside Upper School Science Department consists of 11 members who have deep expertise in their disciplines, are dedicated to collaborative, innovative teaching, and are inspired by working with high school students. Currently, we are actively working to develop new curricula that will focus on student curiosity and exploration, self-directed learning, alternative forms of assessment, and fostering 21st century skills. The Science faculty work closely together both within sub-discipline teams (biology, physics, chemistry), and within the department as a whole. We are looking forward to welcoming a new department member with well-established knowledge in the physical sciences and a passion for team-based pedagogical advancement.


The Upper School physics teacher will have primary responsibility for teaching four sections of high school physics. These classes encompass both algebra and calculus-based physics, and may include standard, honors, and advanced levels. Essential duties will include:
  • Classroom instruction;
  • Conferences with students and colleagues;
  • Acting as an academic adviser to a group of 10 students;
  • Active participation in the school community;
  • Collaboration in the work of the department on curriculum development and pedagogy;
  • Participation in departmental, divisional, and all-school meetings as necessary.
Requirements and Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a BA or BS in physics or a related field; an MA, MS, or PhD in physics or a related physical science is strongly preferred. The ability to teach advanced (calculus-based) physics and science electives is also highly desirable. Teaching experience is expected, as is experience with standard laboratory techniques. References should speak to the candidate’s eagerness and enthusiasm for working effectively with capable young people at this level and to the candidate’s ability to work harmoniously and collaboratively with adult colleagues. Candidates must satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal background check.

Compensation and Benefits

Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding faculty candidates who will add to the racial, cultural. economic and gender diversity of our school community. We provide a competitive compensation package which includes, but is not limited to, a monthly salary, excellent health and welfare benefits, access to funds for professional development, housing down payment assistance program, and school-provided lunches. Additionally, Lakeside offers Faculty and Staff opportunities to participate in non-classroom teaching programs such as Global Service Learning, Summer School, coaching, etc., for extra compensation.

Additional Information

Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 793 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds. The School’s Mission and the shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the online application located on Lakeside’s website ( ). From the home page choose About Us / Employment / View and Apply For Available Jobs.

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to diversify its workplace.

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