Part-time Chemistry Teaching Position
The Mountain School of Milton Academy – Vershire, Vermont
The Mountain School of Milton Academy seeks a part-time Chemistry teacher for spring semester 2014. This is a sabbatical replacement with a Chemistry curriculum in place.
The Mountain School is a one-semester academic program set on a three-hundred acre organic farm in central Vermont. Forty-five high-achieving students attend the program each fall and spring for one semester; they live on campus, take classes, and work on the farm.
The Chemistry course includes about 10 honors-level students, and is offered as a challenging second-semester introductory course for students who have taken the first semester at their sending schools. The course is an opportunity to foster excitement and curiosity about science. Outside of traditional chemistry laboratory apparatus and field measuring equipment (pH, dissolved oxygen metering, etc.) tools specific to the farm (maple syrup hydrometers, sap sugar refractometers, and candy thermometers) are an integral part of this place-based class.
Topics covered in the class include: trends of periodicity, electron configuration, bonding, Lewis dot structures, formal charges, resonance, molecular geometry, dipole moments, hybridization, intermolecular forces, concentration and colligative properties, reaction kinetics, catalysis, equilibrium, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, and nuclear chemistry.
The successful candidate will:
- Have experience teaching high school or college-level chemistry
- Love working with teenagers
- Be adept at working with students of a variety of abilities all in the same class
- Be excited about teaching chemistry creatively, using the resources available on the farm
To apply for this position, please send your resume, a concise statement of interest in this particular position, and a list of three references to:
Lauren Agrella-Sevilla at
151 Mountain School Road
Vershire, VT 05079
We are accepting new applications through August 2013. The position does not include housing or medical benefits.