University Prep is seeking a talented, dynamic and compassionate Biology Teacher to teach laboratory based, Upper School Biology courses. We are looking for a teacher who can help students connect biology concepts to contemporary world issues. We’re looking for an individual who works effectively independently as well as part of a team, and who is passionate about teaching high school-aged children and enhancing student life. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education, and who can help us advance our vision of being an inclusive community of learners that provides an outstanding education for each individual in a diverse student population. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you. Salary is competitive with public and independent schools. University Prep offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.
Who We Are:
University Prep is an independent 6-12 school located in an urban residential section of Seattle, WA, one of the country’s most diverse and dynamic cities. We are a strong and vibrant community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni who collaboratively create an exceptional educational experience for every student. The school is a place of great teaching and joyful learning; a community that joins together to raise up our children to be caring and productive adults; a place where all students and families have equitable access to all the school has to offer, and a place where we aspire for every family and student to feel equally enfranchised and at home. To us, diversity and inclusivity are not addenda, they are embodied in all facets of our school culture. University Prep believes that our shared values of integrity, respect, and responsibility are essential to accomplish our mission of developing each student’s potential to become an intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizen of the world.
Under minimal supervision, and on a full-time basis, teaches Upper School Science courses as needed.
Teaches four sections of Biology. Provides classroom instruction and management
Serves as advisor to 10-12 students
Collaborates with colleagues, students, parents and administrators as appropriate
Actively participates in the life of the school outside of class
Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies
Vigorously engages in his/her own professional development
Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Biology or related field.
Ability to also teach Chemistry preferred
Ability to teach various Biology electives preferred
Master’s degree preferred
5+ years’ teaching experience preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Flexibility, energy, enthusiasm and adaptability to meet the needs of the students and program
Commitment to teaching the whole child
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Understanding of the developmental needs of Upper School-aged students
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows or Mac environment using Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
Comfortable with operating Audio/Visual equipment
Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
Thank you for your interest in University Prep. If you would like to apply, please visit us at https://www.universityprep.org/who-we-are/careers
About University Prep
At University Prep, extraordinary relationships between students and teachers are a given. Founded forty years ago by seven teachers who shared a passion for collaboration, we have grown to become a campus with over 500 students and more than 100 faculty and staff. We invite students down a path of critical inquiry and embrace diverse perspectives in our inclusive community. Our unique location in North Seattle fosters an educational experience filled with opportunities to engage with the city as well as enjoy the peaceful setting of the Picardo P-Patch. Additionally, having Dahl Field adjoining our campus allows us to have classes, games, and practices right at our feet. We invite you to visit and experience the UPrep difference.