Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School, one of the country’s premier independent schools, is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Lawrenceville attracts outstanding students in grades 9-12, including about two dozen post-graduates. Lawrenceville’s 817 students come from more than 30 states and 34 countries, nearly one third of students receiving assistance from a $12.2 million dollar financial aid budget. Across residential, academic, and co-curricular settings, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose, inspiring the best in each to seek the best for all.
The Lawrenceville School announces an opening for a physics and engineering teacher. We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic, collegial individual who wants to work in a collaborative and diverse academic setting with both high school students and adults. The Lawrenceville Science Department encourages students to develop an appreciation of the nature of scientific knowledge and the practice of scientific inquiry, to be curious about the natural world, and to become scientifically-informed citizens.
Typical responsibilities include the following:
Teach three to four sections/term; two to three preps per trimester.
Two seasons of coaching or equivalent co-curricular commitment, including at least one season of interscholastic coaching (or the equivalent).
Advise five to eight students, and do one evening a week of “House duty,” providing supervision and interaction with students in their residence from 7-11:30 pm. Although not necessarily starting their first year, faculty who reside in School-provided housing are expected to spend eight years living in one of the residential houses at some point in their career.
Depending upon co-curricular commitments, chaperone a weekend activity (dance, coffee house, etc.) up to two times a term, which take place either Saturday evening or Sunday during the day.
The strongest applicants will have the following qualifications:
Ability to teach Physics at all levels, from Conceptual Physics to Honors, using applied examples and problem-based learning.
Ability to teach Introductory Engineering electives.
Experience working with students outside of the classroom on scientific problem-solving (e.g.: Robotics competitions, engineering competitions).
Experience teaching about the nature of scientific knowledge and scientific inquiry.
Prior teaching experience at the high school level.
Current and relevant professional development experience.
Experience planning and facilitating collaborative, student-centered classes.
Master’s degree or higher in Physics, Engineering or related field or M. Ed. with a bachelor’s in Physics (or related field). Additional background in Chemistry is a plus.
A passion for developing student interest in science and scientific inquiry.
At least three years high school teaching experience.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication (oral and written) abilities.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently, as needed and appropriate.
Proficient computer skills, including familiarity with Google suite and Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
The Lawrenceville School is a diverse and inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will also provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals in accordance with applicable law.
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.
About The Lawrenceville School
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School offers a comprehensive, coeducational program for 817 boarding and day students from grades nine through 12, who come from 30 states and 34 countries/territories. The school is located in central New Jersey in the town of Lawrenceville, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.