Grade 10-12 Senior School Science Teacher

Grade 10-12 Senior School Science Teacher

Queen Margaret’s School is accepting applications for a dynamic Senior School Science Teacher to join our Senior School faculty, beginning August 2023.

This is a .83 FTE position.

This posting will close upon a suitable candidate being selected so early application is advised.

The Science Teacher is an inquisitive educator responsible for delivering a dynamic environmental education and science program to Grades 10-12 students with a focus on inquiry-based learning and experiential education. Teaching responsibilities will include a proven ability to teach, inspire and assess a range of subjects from Introductory Science 10, Chemistry 11-12, and Physics 12. Teaching responsibilities may also include: Biology, Environmental Sciences and Advanced Placement Courses.

Candidates must possess or be eligible for Teacher certification through the BC Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch.

Teachers interested in joining Queen Margaret’s School community must embrace the ethos of an independent school education, develop positive relationships with all community members, and contribute to a collaborative learning community. Faculty are expected to support the school’s co-curricular program. Dedicated time for collaborating with the STEM Department to design and implement learning experiences is provided.

Applications must include proof of teacher certification and degrees obtained.


Plan and teach engaging Grade 10-12 Science classes as assigned, following the British Columbia curriculum
Plan and implement inquiry, experiential and place-based learning opportunities, locally and in the wider community
Take an active lead in environmental initiatives on campus, including but not limited to bee education, gardening and food sustainability, composting projects in collaboration with our Equestrian Centre and Indigenous ways of knowing (i.e. indigenous plant restoration on campus)
Collaborate with the school and local community on sustainability projects
Assess and address student learning styles and implement strategies for promoting student progress
Create a safe and nurturing classroom environment
Foster a climate of respect and fairness for all students
Use technology in curriculum and reporting (using MyEducationBC student information system and other technology resources provided)
Use a variety of assessment strategies and assessment collection (portfolios, self-assessment, testing, reflection, etc.)
Evaluate students and report on progress formally (report cards) and informally with families
Communicate effectively with homeroom teachers, faculty advisors, and learning support staff as required
Contribute to planning and delivery of special events
Lead co-curricular assignments with enthusiasm
Model the core values of the school
Collaborate with peers to support a student-centered learning environment
Be a role model for students
Take an active part in all professional development activities, including staff meetings


The following are requirements for this position:

Graduate of a recognized B.Ed program, with focused studies in Science
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest, and/or educational background in Environmental Studies, placed-based learning or environmental project-based learning
Proof of BC Ministry of Education Teacher Certification
Knowledge of BC Curriculum requirements for science
Experience and/or familiarity with AP College Board courses in the aforementioned subjects is an asset
Ability to lead a group of students in a school Advisory program
Strong organizational and communication skills with a proven ability to communicate and develop relationships with a wide array of stakeholders (students, parents, teacher colleagues, community members, etc.)
Commitment to continuous professional growth and professional learning
Ability and desire to grow professionally through collaboration with colleagues
Proven ability to motivate students through meaningful curriculum and inquiry-driven learning
Demonstrated experience with innovative practices, including the integration of educational technology tools
Demonstrated ability to develop strong learning relationships through the provision of a safe and trusting learning environment
Ability to work effectively in a culturally responsive teaching environment
Understanding of British Columbia’s K-12 curriculum and the objectives of competency-based education
Demonstrated ability to effectively differentiate and be responsive to student needs
Willingness to regularly engage in experiential learning experiences
Willingness to embrace the ethos of an independent school and make a commitment to the extensive co-curricular life of an independent school

Preferences will be given to candidates who also have the following skills and qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead co-curricular learning in athletics and/or environmental education
Experience in a boarding school environment is an asset
Standard First Aid certification or above
Valid driver’s license and clean driver abstract

Applications should be made electronically. To submit your application, please upload your documents according to the instructions on our website link  

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