Biology and Chemistry Teacher

Stuart Hall School
Staunton, VA United States

Stuart Hall School, an independent Episcopal day and boarding school in Staunton, VA that serves students in grades 6-12, seeks its next Science Teacher.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic academic program during an important moment in the School’s history. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for teaching science, while being motivated by the opportunity to take on new challenges. 

About the School

Stuart Hall School is an Episcopal boarding and day school in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that provides a college preparatory education for area day students in grades 6-12 and boarding students from around the world in grades 8-12. Founded in 1844, the school is a member of the Episcopal Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia, is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools. 

With roughly 130 students, a loyal alumni base, a commitment to mastery-based education, a vibrant community, and dedicated faculty and staff, Stuart Hall is committed to its mission to “prepare students of all faiths for success in universities worldwide and for engaged lives of intellectual curiosity, creativity, and contribution.” 

The school is located in Staunton, Virginia, a town that often ranks among the best small towns in the United States. In addition to being a great place to live, Staunton is a great place to learn. There are abundant opportunities for students to extend their learning and engage with the community through the school’s Staunton Is Our Campus initiative.

About the Position

The Science Teacher reports to the Dean of Faculty and works with other members of Stuart Hall’s academic leadership team to implement the STEM department’s academic program.  The Science Teacher’s responsibilities include:

  • Teaching 4 sections of Upper School Science classes, with a course load  consisting of chemistry and either biology or other life sciences
  • Facilitating afternoon Co-Curricular Activities
  • Serving as faculty advisor to approximately 10-15 students
  • Supporting the School’s mission and culture
  • Contributing to the School’s residence life program, either through weekend activities support or as an on-campus faculty member 
  • Adhering to the guidelines in the employee manual
  • Proactively providing parent and student communication
  • Consistently pursuing personal professional growth
  • Collaborating within the STEM Department as well as with all faculty
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

About the Candidates

Stuart Hall is committed to attracting an applicant pool with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests. Being aware that some individuals will not apply for a position unless they have all of the qualifications, this qualifications list has been written to encourage people with a range of experiences and backgrounds to apply.

  • Required background and experience: you must have everything on this list
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Expertise in areas of science typically covered in high school courses, including chemistry, biology, and environmental science
    • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with students, colleagues, and other adults
  • Additional background, experience, and interests: if you have any of the following skills or experiences, you are encouraged to highlight them in your application materials, but please know an absence of any of these will not negatively affect your candidacy.
    • Master’s degree or higher
  • Prior teaching experience is a benefit but is not necessary
  • Experience in other science fields or in mathematics
  • Experience with Standards-Based Learning
  • Experience with Project-Based Learning
  • Previous experience and/or interest in boarding schools (residential life)
  • An interest in being involved in other areas of school life, such as coaching, chaperoning weekend activities, or working with student groups
  • Candidates who have prior experience or interest in teaching mathematics in addition to science will receive strong consideration
  • Candidates who have the ability to teach multiple science disciplines will receive strong consideration
  • Candidates with interest or experience in coaching or playing basketball, soccer, or tennis are encouraged to express this interest when applying

Contact Information


Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to the attention of Adam Siler, Dean of Faculty, at All applications will be confidential. References will not be checked without first notifying the candidate.

Stuart Hall welcomes candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work and their lives, and who will add to the diversity of our community.

Stuart Hall does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its hiring practices.  The School is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment. We actively engage students, families, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our school community respects the differences in ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.