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Position Title
Secondary Science/Biology Teacher
Required Application Type
Teacher / Admin
Salary/Pay Scale
Per SFT Contract
Job Description

Secondary Science/Biology Teacher Role

The SCSD is seeking an innovative science teacher that will make science accessible and enjoyable for all students. The science teacher is expected to utilize student’s communities to teach and apply science. This position requires a high degree of attention to detail, inclusiveness to learning and limitless creativity.

Secondary Science Teacher Expectations

  • Ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives;
  • Ensure that all lessons are delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies;
  • Take into account the differing ability lessons of students and differentiate work accordingly;
  • Encourage all students to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets;
  • Encourage and foster intellectual curiosity;
  • Participate in Science events such as trips as the primary liaison;
  • Identify new and innovative ways to make science subject more interesting for the students;
  • Teach students the methods of conducting experiments in the laboratory;
  • Ensure students understand the subject of science well;
  • Give individual attention to the students and clarify all their misconceptions about the subject;
  • To work with colleagues in the Science Department to formulate plans which have coherence and relevance to the needs of the individual students and to the aims and objectives of SCSD;
  • Ensure that all work in the Science Department reflects the distinctive ethos of SCSD.
  • Use growth mindset practices in their classrooms;
  • Teach students how to use learning to resolve real-world problems.

Secondary Science Teacher Key Qualities

  • Models a growth mindset;
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with colleagues, learners and parents;
  • Communicates effectively;
  • Positively influence others;
  • Listens actively;
  • Motivate and engages with colleagues;
  • Uses students lived experiences to guide instruction.


Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certification in Science
  • Experience with teaching children grades 6 thru 12 is preferred.
  • Candidates who apply should have a growth mindset themselves.

Those just finishing degree, but who aren't yet fully certified, are encouraged to apply. We will assist and support new hires in navigating TEACH to finish certification requirements.

Application Procedure

About Schenectady City Schools

With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement.  Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133.The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.

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