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Biology Teacher


Title: Biology Teacher

Department: Academics

School Information: 

Westover School is a gender-inclusive girls boarding and day school, grades 9-12 where smart, motivated students become confident, connected adults. We are committed to providing a college preparatory education in a small community atmosphere emphasizing student-adult interaction. Westover, through program and faculty, endeavors to develop in each student the confidence and strength to shape their own life. 

We are empowering students to be themselves, make their own choices, and appreciate belonging and mattering, resulting in young adults who find lives of purpose and meaning, who understand they can make a difference, and who understand the power of relationships.

Do you find joy and passion in working with adolescents?

Do you put students at the center of their personal development and planning for the future?

Does your leadership demonstrate engagement in and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion?

Job Description:

Westover School is seeking a full-time Biology Teacher for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

The ideal candidate will: 

Champion the school’s mission and core values.

Have experience in teaching introductory and upper-level high school biology.

Be able to and interested in designing and teaching science and/or engineering electives. 

Possess at minimum a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution with preference given to candidates with advanced degrees. 

Invest in the school community and create an environment of belonging through intentional relationship building.

Prioritize pedagogy, innovation, and lab-based activities. 

Demonstrate they are a lifelong learner of their subject through professional development current in the practice of science instruction and culturally-responsive pedagogy.

Exhibit excellent writing, organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills in addition to a strong work ethic.

Understand or have interest in a boarding school environment and intentionally small school community. 

Job Responsibilities: 

Teach a full course load or equivalent thereof. 

Advise a small group of students. 

Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.

Maintain a role on a residential life duty team to include occasional weekend and evening duties throughout the academic year.

Participate in regular department and faculty meetings and enthusiastically engage in regular professional development.

Attend assemblies, community gatherings, and meal times. 

This is a faculty position to begin employment in August, 2024 with potential for on-campus housing. 

Application Notes: 

Interested candidates should address these aforementioned qualifications and skills in their cover letter in addition to providing a résumé. 

Westover School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity of all kinds and are committed to creating an inclusive culture built on a foundation of respect for all individuals. We seek to hire, develop, and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. Westover is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Westover School is located in Middlebury, CT; 45 minutes from New Haven, 1 1/2 hours from New York City, and 2 hours from Boston. For more information, please visit our website at


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