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Instructor in Science

The Hotchkiss School
Sharon Valley, CT
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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For the 2024-25 school year, the Science Department has an opening for a highly qualified and dynamic teacher who combines significant knowledge and enthusiasm for teaching biology and chemistry.


A bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field is required. Several years of teaching experience, ideally at the secondary level. The ideal candidate will be:
  • a student-centered educator, skilled in discussion facilitation,
  • a professional oral and written communicator,
  • eager to work collaboratively with colleagues,
  • committed to improving their practice through peer observation,
  • dedicated to making positive contributions to the student experience both inside and outside the classroom.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Hotchkiss faculty participate actively in all aspects of community life through service in Hotchkiss' residential, advising, and co-curricular programs. Typical responsibilities of a full-time faculty member at Hotchkiss include teaching four classes, coaching two seasons (or the equivalent) of a co-curricular team, regular duty in our residential program, and periodic participation in faculty committees or as an advisor to student clubs. Full-time faculty members are generally expected to obtain a public service endorsement on their CT driver's license as soon as possible within the first year of employment, so that they may drive students in school vehicles.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education level. Full-time teachers are housed by the school. In addition, Hotchkiss provides a comprehensive benefit package, which includes a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability offerings, HSA/FSA options, and retirement benefits through TIAA. Ample funding exists to support participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel, as well as advanced degree work. Faculty are encouraged to enjoy meals in our dining hall while school is in session.

Application Information:

Through the online application, interested candidates should submit a cover letter that addresses interest in working at Hotchkiss, focusing on the ability and interest to participate fully in an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community. Applicants should also submit their resume/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, relevant college and graduate school transcripts, and contact information for three references. The School is committed to building and supporting a diverse community where all feel safe, seen, and supported. Successful applicants will address their ability to contribute to a warm, inclusive, and exciting learning environment.


Additional Information:

The essential functions and basic skills have been included in this description. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This position description is subject to change at any time.

The Hotchkiss School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all phases of the employment process (including recruitment, hiring, assignment, terms and conditions of employment, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination).

In accordance with applicable law, the School does not discriminate against any individual based on age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Department: Science

FLSA: Exempt

Reports to: Science Department Head

Schedule: Academic Year, 9-months

Travel: Occasional

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