Biology Teacher

The Bishop's School
San Diego, CA United States

About The Bishop’s School 

Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million in need-based grants is awarded annually.

Annualized Base Compensation Based on Experience: $75,070 – $140,976 per annum 

What is Essential about Being a Teacher at Our School?  

The Bishop’s School seeks engaging, collaborative, dynamic, and learner-centered teachers. We seek candidates who hold high expectations for students, design learning experiences that prioritize adolescent well-being and belonging, are enthusiastic about working on teams, and are eager to pursue growth in their teaching practice.

Our goals are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement, encourage collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning. 

Position Summary Description  

The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time biology teacher beginning August 2024. The ideal candidate will have a background in teaching biology at the high school level. The science department seeks candidates who are enthusiastic about working with teaching teams and other departmental colleagues to develop, iterate upon and align lab-focused, inquiry-based, student-centered curricula throughout the science department.

Bishop’s faculty communicate regularly with students, parents and administrators on student progress and are regularly expected to supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day. In addition to teaching, faculty serve as an advisor to students and offer daily office hours.

An Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • A bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in biology or a related field (required);
  • A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in biology;
  • Excellent biology content knowledge;
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety standards and best practices;
  • Interest in supporting current co-curricular programs;
  • An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives;
  • Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice;
  • Ability to integrate technology into instruction;
  • Eagerness to collaborate with other department members in creating meaningful, relevant, learner-centered classroom experiences;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community;
  • Strong work ethic, time management, verbal, written language, and interpersonal skills;
  • Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition;
  • Commitment to well-being as the foundation for growth. 

Core Competencies:

  • Uphold the School’s Core Values;
  • Demonstrate professionalism, tact and an unwavering positive attitude;
  • Verbal and written communication;
  • Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates;
  • Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure;
  • Comply with School’s reporting policies and procedures;
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized work area.

Role Specific Competencies:

  • Adolescent cognition
  • Growth mindset
  • Counseling and supporting adolescents
  • Tactful communication
  • Teamwork

Application Deadline

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Please apply here