Instructor of Science

Science Department
May 21, 2021
Job Type


Saint Mary’s School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades 9–12. The School is the fourth oldest girls’ boarding and day school in the country.  The School is located on a beautiful 23-acre campus which is within walking distance to many restaurants and attractions of downtown Raleigh.  Raleigh-Durham, NC is ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States by US News & World Report.

Saint Mary’s School is offering a unique and exciting opportunity for an Instructor of Science to live and work on a beautiful historic campus for the 2021-22 year. This benefited position possibly offers campus housing provided by the School where Residential Faculty members can participate in a vibrant campus life with other families and students and enjoy meals in the dining hall. This exceptional location is in the heart of downtown Raleigh in a gated campus with 24/7 security.

This position requires a designer of learning, a pedagogical expert and a flexible teacher who can teach a variety of science levels including physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental sciences. We are looking for candidates who have strong teaching and learning backgrounds that embodies a student-centered philosophy and who may be willing to coach a sport. Saint Mary’s School seeks candidates who believe every learner deserves to have her needs met through learning communities that value diversity, compassion, and fairness.

Saint Mary’s faculty members bring the mission of the school to life; creating classrooms that embody and nurture the mind, body and spirit.  Faculty members report to the Dean of Teaching and Learning through their academic leader.  Faculty members are responsible for all aspects of the classes they teach, for participation in various departmental and school groups and endeavors, and for participating as chaperone or sponsor or in some other capacity in aspects of the student life program.

This position has the possibility to be residential and as such there is an opportunity to be a part of a close-knit residential faculty community where one lives on campus and works with students who board at the school. Residential Faculty members report to the Director of Residential Life and are responsible for duty of the girls at least one night a week and one weekend a month, including participating as a chaperone/sponsor or in some other capacity in aspects of the student life program.


  • Teach a full load of classes as assigned, with a focus on developing the Saint Mary’s ten (10) core competencies across academic disciplines.
  • Teach a variety of science levels including physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental sciences.
  • Design learning to engage and inspire students.
  • Assess and report on students’ progress.
  • Communicate with parents effectively and frequently through regularly scheduled progress reports and at other times as necessary, most particularly when students encounter difficulty.
  • Provide academic support: Provide individual or small group help to students; advise students.
  • Serve as an advisor.
  • Serve in some combination of various capacities in co- and extra-curricular and residential programs.
  • Perform other duties as necessary or as assigned.
  • Perform weekend and night responsibilities to support the life of the residential community and the academic program as required by your position or requested by your manager/supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in teaching field; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in the K-12 education of girls.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to establish priorities.
  • Qualifications that meet SACS/SAIS requirements or willingness to acquire them in a specified time.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including composing and proofreading.
  • Ability to use applicable computer programs.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and diplomatically with students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration.
  • Commitment to student learning and to continued professional development.
  • Ability to engage students in learning.
  • Enthusiasm for field of study and working with adolescents.
  • Ability to partner with parents and to communicate effectively with them.
  • Ability to work with colleagues and administration and staff as a team.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • May deal with stressful situations in the normal course of duties, including a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom environment.
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of times.
  • Standing, bending, reaching and moving about to coordinate work.
  • Regularly sit, talk, hear and interact with students, parents, staff and visitors.
  • May work at a desk on a phone and/or in front of a computer screen.
  • Ability to walk up and down three (3) flights of stairs daily.

 Saint Mary’s School is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package.  We cannot respond to every applicant regarding the status of his or her application.  Only those whose qualifications most closely meet our requirements will be contacted.

Saint Mary’s School is a drug-free workplace.  A background check satisfactory to the school is required.


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