IB DP Environmental Systems & Societies and MYP Biology Foundations Teacher

Dwight School
New York, Iowa, US
May 09, 2021
May 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Dwight School is the first school in the Americas to offer all four International Baccalaureate programs from preschool to grade 12. Guided by our philosophy of igniting the spark of genius in every child, Dwight is an inclusive school that aims to meet the unique needs, abilities, and interests of each student. At the same time, Dwight challenges every student to develop intellectual independence, respect for diversity and belonging, and to become innovators and thought leaders.

Known for its low student-teacher ratio, Dwight enrolls 1,100 students with 400 faculty and staff. Our School rests on three pillars: personalized learning, community, and global vision. As part of a leading global network of schools, Dwight offers employees exciting cross-campus opportunities. Additionally, with the support of The Dwight School Foundation's generous grants, Dwight provides faculty professional development, enabling teachers to deepen their content knowledge and pursue their own sparks of genius to be shared with the community.

Dwight, in collaboration with Dwight Global, its online program, is excited to launch an online Diploma Program to complement its in-person offerings. Dwight Global was founded in 2014 with the goal of taking Dwight's mission of igniting the spark of genius in every child and translating it into the cloud. Now with online students and teachers living in over 25 countries, Dwight Global has recently named a top online school by Newsweek and niche.com. Dwight Global is excited to extend Dwight's IB leadership into the online sphere in this inaugural year of its online Diploma program.

At Dwight, we strive to ensure that our environment is welcoming - a place in which everyone can thrive - and an organization we are proud of. We recognize that this takes trusting relationships and ensuring that all individuals feel valued regardless of their backgrounds. At Dwight, we encourage diversity in all respects, including diversity of thought, and embrace innovation and foster collaboration and growth.

We consistently strive to advance the equity, diversity and belonging of our community in all domains, including the curriculum, admissions, environment, and hiring. Our goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities, with policies in place to maintain a work environment free from discrimination.

IB DP Environmental Systems & Societies and MYP Biology Foundations Teacher


Position Overview

We look for candidates with integrity, excellence, intelligence, creativity, responsibility, optimism, and passion for developing IB learners. Our science program is a successful component of our International Baccalaureate Program at Dwight. Instruction is supported by a great team of colleagues.

Dwight School has a position available for a self-directed and energetic educator to teach Biology at the Foundations level in the 9th grade, DP Environmental Science and Societies in the 11th and 12th grades, and to share other duties within the school as required. This permanent full-time position is for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

  • A Bachelor's degree in Biology and/or Environmental Science is required.
  • A Master's degree with field experience is preferred.
  • A record of success teaching and encouraging a range of learners is essential.
  • Experience with International Baccalaureate programs is preferred.
  • Experience with guiding student research projects is welcomed.
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism are required.

The successful applicant…
  • Finds joy in teaching and believes in supporting the IB philosophy.
  • Has experience with effective integration of digital technology into curricula.
  • Engages with and learns from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Brings joy, kindness, maturity, humor, hard work, and flexibility to the school environment.

  • Form working relationships with students in an effort to foster personal academic growth within each pupil.
  • Teach critical thinking and analysis, while delivering excellent DP Physics curriculum.
  • Adhere to the curricular requirements concerning source content and assessment of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP)
  • Display a commitment to diversity and creating a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging in approach to teaching and learning, as they are recognized and valued by Dwight

To Apply

We're ready to welcome your ideas, views, and your innovative and ambitious spirit.

Interested candidates should submit their most recent resume and cover letter.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please let us know.

Dwight School's goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities. It is also the policy of Dwight School to maintain a work environment free from discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, marital status, or other status protected by federal or state law, with regards to any term or condition of employment.

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