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Biology Teacher

Hartford Public Schools
Hartford County, Connecticut, US
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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HPS is actively hiring *Biology Teachers *for the 2022-2023 school year! Teachers newly hired to the district in one of our hard-to-fill positions, including this one, are eligible for a * *_$5,000 signing incentive_.* *

To apply online to Posting C14-2122: Biology Teachers, 2021-2022 School Year Talent Pool, please visit

*Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) *isa diverse community of educators and 18,000 students attending 39 distinctive magnet, community, and neighborhood schools, located in the capital city of Connecticut. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education, cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, closing the opportunity gap, and preparing students for college and life.

HPS recruits and selects diverse educators, who are committed to developing students' individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. Highly talented and qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families, and community are strongly encouraged to apply _immediately_!

*Why Should You Choose Hartford Public Schools?*
Hartford Public Schools is seeking excellent candidates and wants to provide the best experience for you. We have put together a comprehensive package of benefits and incentives, including:
* _Competitive salary (hard-to-fill areas, i.e., math, have higher step placement on salary schedule)_
* _Career growth opportunities_
* _Opportunity to participate in school governance councils_
* _Loan forgiveness_
* _Tuition reimbursement_
* _Rich health care plan (including dental & vision)_
* _Life insurance_
* _Residency differential for teachers who reside in Hartford (3% of base salary)_
* _New teacher induction_
* _In-school teacher mentor_

*Diversity Among Us*
Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of scholars and educators. Among our 18,000 students, there are 90 languages spoken; 22% of our student population are English Learners. Over 85% of the population are students of color. At Hartford Public Schools, we are well above the national average for diverse teachers and administrators. Among our teachers and administrators, 27% and 47%, respectively, identify as people of color.

*Hartford is the Place for You*
The state of Connecticut is seated on the northeastern seaboard. Hartford is within an hour's drive of the coastline and is centrally located between New York City and Boston. Hartford is one of America's oldest and most historic cities, made up of 17 unique neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. It is commonly known as the "insurance capital" due to its prominence beginning in the 19th century as home to many of the most prestigious insurance companies in the U.S., many of which still call Hartford home today. The city features world-class museums, entertainment, and sports venues and is home to several major companies. An array of restaurants reflecting cuisines from all over the world attract people from far and wide, and more than 200 arts, heritage, and cultural organizations in the Hartford region provide hundreds of events year-round. In addition, several universities and colleges are in Hartford and the surrounding towns, allowing easy access to advanced degree programs.

*Education & Certification Requirements*
Candidates must have a conferred bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and must also possess and maintain the certification requirements for this position as established by the Connecticut state statutes.

Pay will be commensurate with experience, educational level, and in accordance with the Hartford Federation of Teachers' Collective Bargaining Agreement salary schedule.

*Application Procedure*
Applicants must complete a Hartford Public Schools' online application, which includes the Educator's Professional Inventory (EPI) assessment. Candidates must upload requested documents, including cover letter, transcripts (unofficial accepted), current resume, and three (3) letters of professional reference that were prepared within the last three years.

_An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/V/D_

*_Follow Us_*_: _

Work Remotely
* No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,298.00 - $101,262.00 per year

* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Professional development assistance
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
* Monday to Friday
Supplemental Pay:
* Signing bonus

* Bachelor's (Preferred)

* Connecticut Teaching Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location
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