STEM Math and Physics Teacher

  • Queen Margaret's School
  • Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun 11, 2022

Job Description

Due to internal promotions Queen Margaret's School is accepting applications for a senior STEM Math and Physics Teacher to join our Senior School faculty, beginning August 22, 2022. This is anticipated to be a 0.8 FTE position, but Queen Margaret's School reserves the right to confirm FTE based on student enrollment.

The STEM Math and Physics Teacher is responsible for working with a team of STEM teachers to deliver the curricula in senior science in Physics 11-12, , Pre-Calculus and Foundations of Math 10 and Foundations of Math 11-12 to Grades 10-12 students. Successful candidates will have a passion for the STEM subjects and a proven ability to inspire scientific literacy and numeracy skills in students.

For further information about our school and this career opportunity please see our Applicant Information Package Senior School STEM Teacher Applicant Information Pack

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and teach engaging and relevant science and math classes as assigned, following the British Columbia curriculum
  • Assess and address student learning styles and implement strategies for promoting student progress
  • Familiarity with the Grade 10 Graduation Literacy and Numeracy assessments
  • Create a safe and nurturing classroom environment
  • Foster a climate of respect and fairness for all students
  • Use technology in curriculum and reporting (using MyEducationBC student information system and other technology resources provided)
  • Use a variety of assessment strategies and assessment collection (portfolios, self-assessment, testing, reflection, etc.)
  • Evaluate students and report on progress formally (report cards) and informally with families
  • Communicate effectively with homeroom teachers, faculty advisors, and learning support staff as required
  • Contribute to planning and delivery of special events
  • Lead co-curricular assignments with enthusiasm
  • Model the core values of the school
  • Collaborate with peers to support a student-centered learning environment
  • Be a role model for students
  • Take an active part in all professional development activities, including staff meetings


Qualifications:

The following are requirements for this position:

  • Graduate of a recognized B.Ed program, with focused studies in Science, Math or a related field of study
  • Proof of BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certification
  • Knowledge of BC Curriculum requirements for science
  • Experience and/or familiarity with AP College Board courses in the aforementioned subjects is an asset
  • Interest in experiential learning and practical hands-on applications of learning is an asset
  • Ability to lead a group of students in a school Advisory program if needed
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with a proven ability to communicate and develop relationships with a wide array of stakeholders (students, parents, teacher colleagues, community members, etc.)
  • Commitment to continuous professional growth and professional learning
  • Ability and desire to grow professionally through collaboration with colleagues
  • Proven ability to motivate students through meaningful curriculum and inquiry-driven learning
  • Demonstrated experience with innovative practices, including the integration of educational technology tools
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong learning relationships through the provision of a safe and trusting learning environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally responsive teaching environment
  • Understanding of British Columbia's K-12 curriculum and the objectives of competency-based education
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively differentiate and be responsive to student needs
  • Willingness to regularly engage in experiential learning experiences
  • Willingness to embrace the ethos of an independent school and make a commitment to the extensive co-curricular life of an independent school


Preferences will be given to candidates who also have the following skills and qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have coaching experience in basketball, soccer, tennis or volleyball
  • Experience in a boarding school environment is an asset
  • Experience with Equestrian is an asset
  • Standard First Aid certification or above
  • Valid driver's license and clean driver abstract


Teachers interested in joining Queen Margaret's School community must embrace the ethos of an independent school education, develop positive relationships with all community members, and contribute to a collaborative learning community. Faculty are expected to support the school's co-curricular program commensurate with a 0.8 FTE position. Dedicated time for collaborating with a team to design and implement cross-curricular units of study throughout the year is provided.

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Applications should be made electronically. To submit your application, please upload your documents according to the instructions on our website link http://qms.bc.ca/discover-qms/careers/