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Middle School Science

Campbell Hall, founded in 1944 and situated on a 15-acre campus in Studio City, California, is an independent, gender inclusive, college preparatory, Episcopal day school for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Campbell Hall is a community of inquiry committed to academic excellence and to the nurturing of decent, loving, and responsible human beings. As an Episcopal school, Campbell Hall thrives as an interfaith community that actively seeks to learn from the many religious traditions represented by faculty, students, and families.

The school is committed to fostering a community dedicated to honoring the diversity of the human experience. Campbell Hall welcomes candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning. Campbell Hall provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Campbell Hall Faculty Description

Campbell Hall seeks faculty who are dedicated to the developmentally appropriate education of the whole child; who are interested in learning as well as teaching; who connect their responsibilities with the philosophy and purpose of the school; who teach to empower as well as to inform; who are comfortable with questions as well as answers; who can work with direction, focus, humor, and dignity within the complexities of a diverse school environment; and who will be dedicated to promoting and maintaining an inclusive school community.

In addition to academic responsibilities, Campbell Hall faculty are involved in many aspects of school life. Coaching interscholastic athletics, chaperoning experiential education trips, participating in community service activities, helping students to produce school publications, overseeing student council, and leading a special interest club are just a few ways faculty are more deeply involved in the Campbell Hall community.

Campbell Hall faculty embrace the schools mission and are dedicated to their implementation of a rigorous college preparatory program. They are equally devoted to the emotional and spiritual development of each student and they strive to relate to students, parents, and colleagues in ways that promote open and supportive communication. The result is a community where students and adults are confident to learn and grow.

Job Description

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Five middle school science classes
  • All classes meet for 75 minutes every other day.
  • Middle school advisor (meet four times per week: two weekly group meeting and attendance at two chapels with advisees)
  • Supervision duty (one week per semester during lunch)
  • Attend weekly grade level meeting
  • Monthly meetings include, but are not exclusive to:
    • Science department
    • Middle school division
  • Experiential education trip chaperone (4-day trip)
  • Chaperone one dance per year
  • All-school faculty staff meetings three times per year
  • Participation in continuing professional development

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or higher
  • At least 3 years of classroom experience
  • Patience and creativity when working collaboratively with a range of constituent groups, including students, families, faculty, staff and administration from diverse backgrounds (religious, ethnic, socio-economic etc.)
  • Strength in both written and oral methods of communication
  • The teacher should demonstrate a willingness to grow and evolve as an educator and maintain a flexible attitude

Course Descriptions

8th graders take one of the following courses:

8th Science – Science Matters: Gravity + Hydrogen + Joules

In this lab-oriented, hands-on course, students discover the principles of physics, chemistry, and energy. Students gain skills in using scientific instruments while conducting experiments and testing hypotheses. After learning about the periodic table, elements, compounds, states of matter, types of chemical bonding and basic chemical reactions, students will recognize all the ways in which chemistry influences their daily lives. Physics concepts include Newtons laws, velocity, acceleration, and gravity. In the energy unit, students explore various sources of energy, such as wind, solar, and hydroelectric power. Through our exploration and application of these tenets, students will gain a deep understanding of how physical sciences are related and the forces that shape our world. (A one-year required course for all 8th grade students.)

8th Science – Science Investigations (Accelerated)

This course is for students with a passion for science and a desire to explore individual interests more deeply through inquiry-based, original scientific research and experiment design. Students will learn the same curriculum as Science 8; however, this course will require an additional investment of time. Students will have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular competitions where their work will be evaluated by independent organizations with science initiatives. Upon writing an original problem question and testable hypothesis, students will be guided through a series of incremental steps in experimental design that might require the development of tools to assist with data collection. Students will write their own hypotheses, design their experiments and create new tools to showcase their work. (A one-year required course for 8th grade students.)

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with students, families, and science curriculum at the middle school level
  • Proficiency with technology to include Google classroom, PowerSchool Learning, and website maintenance
  • A proven interest in and passion for science

If interested, please complete the application at campbellhall.org/about/employment

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Campbell Hall believes in and operates on the premise that it is the right of all persons to seek work and to advance on the basis of their individual merits, ability, and potential. Campbell Hall has been, is, and will continue to be, strongly committed to the principle that equal employment opportunity must be afforded to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, family care status, veteran status, marital status, age, medical condition, and disability.

To apply for this job please visit campbellhall.org.

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