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When you work at ISB, you join a community of energetic, experienced education professionals who are open-minded and deeply invested in their work.

We want teachers and administrators who reflect our mission: adventurers, advocates, and leaders who care about communicating and who strive to make the world a better place.

ISB supports this relentless commitment to innovation with robust access to professional learning, structured collaboration, and time to prepare.

 

International School of Brooklyn is dedicated to ensuring that our school’s commitment to an inclusive and just world is reflected in all aspects of our school: in our classrooms, school culture, policies, and practices. ISB’s comprehensive commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion requires all staff and faculty members to actively and thoughtfully engage in work, training, and reflection around identity, anti-racism, and anti-bias. All staff and faculty members are expected to promote an inclusive and equitable school community. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and be open to learning about how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy. Preferred candidates will have experience implementing anti-racist and equitable practices in their teaching and work.

 

Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action Policy Statement

International School of Brooklyn is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, or marital status. We seek candidates who are committed to upholding our core values of diversity, international mindedness, community, global curriculum, inquiry-based learning, and language immersion. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, identities, and beliefs. International School of Brooklyn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open positions:

International School of Brooklyn seeks a dynamic, hardworking, full-time Middle School Science Teacher

The ideal candidate is one who understands and enjoys working with middle school students (ages 11-14), who loves the sciences, and who inspires students to love them as well. Other ideal attributes include commitment, patience, strong classroom management skills, positive energy, a sense of humor, and a commitment to making curriculum accessible to all types of learners. 

 

This is a leave replacement position and will extend, at least, until the end of January 2023. 

 

Description of position

The individual will:

  • teach two sections of 6th Grade Science
  • teach two sections of 7th Grade Science
  • serve as a Homeroom advisor for a small group of mixed-grade students
  • fulfill other supervision duties as required by the Middle School division

 

Requirements:

  • Teaching experience, preferably in the independent school world; experience teaching in an IB school is a plus
  • Degree in science or related subject, or significant experience/skill with science
  • Supportive, student-centered approach and ability to differentiate instruction
  • Comfort with using technology in the classroom
  • Ability and commitment to collaborating with other teachers
  • Desire to mentor students in an advisory role outside the classroom

 

Applying for this position:

Interested candidates should email a resume and brief cover letter to jobs@isbrooklyn.org, and include “Middle School Science Teacher” in the subject line of the email.

 

No phone calls, please.

 

International School of Brooklyn (ISB) is an independent, non-profit school known for its innovative and robust PK-8th Grade French and Spanish language immersion program and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. The ISB learning experience is driven by six core values: inquiry-based learning, diversity, global curriculum, language immersion, community, and international mindedness. Dedication to these values enables ISB to develop each student’s creativity, critical thinking, global citizenship, and intercultural understanding.

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