• Full Time
  • Danville, CA
  • This position has been filled

Website The Athenian School

Athenian | Intellectual Exploration & Meaningful Contribution

JOB TITLE:           Upper School 9th Grade Physics Teacher, Full time

REPORTS TO:       Upper School Science Department Chair

JOB STATUS:        FLSA Status: Exempt 1.0 FTE


The Athenian School is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school that serves students in grades 6 – 12, from throughout the East Bay, California, the US and the world. Since our founding, we have been dedicated to educating students through experiential, collaborative and interdisciplinary learning. We foster critical thinking and value reasoned discourse, mutual respect, and social justice. Please read through our site to learn more about our community. We look forward to meeting you as you consider Athenian!


The Athenian School seeks a full-time 9th grade physics teacher to teach a total of three, year long introductory physics classes, and one year long upper division physical science elective (i.e. geology, astronomy, or another course of your choice). Successful candidates will have demonstrated the desire to, and capabilities for, collaboratively generating curriculum and classroom practices that help students develop and learn the specific skills necessary to express and apply them. Such candidates will also contribute meaningfully to the Athenian community and find ways to express our mission and values. In addition to instruction, teachers at Athenian are expected to participate in community life through a variety of programs, events, and opportunities.

We seek candidates with excellent classroom management skills who have experience teaching high school physics, and are capable of teaching another physical science. Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in physics or a physical science. Candidates with other degrees and who have experience teaching physics or physical science are encouraged to apply. The ability to teach other emerging and interdisciplinary subjects, and experience in curriculum design, would be a plus.

In addition to these responsibilities, faculty have the chance to apply for and serve as part of our residential life team which would include dormitory housing. Faculty also have the opportunity to coach a sport for a supplemental stipend.


Athenian provides excellent benefits and salaries are competitive and commensurate with work experience and education. Community members enjoy meals on campus and use of athletics facilities, including a pool, gym and fitness center. The salary for this role will range from $73,000 – $130,400; additionally, faculty receive additional stipends for completed Masters and Doctoral degrees.

All employees participate in school wide professional development, and have the opportunity to pursue a range of additional professional growth opportunities. These include, but are not limited to, funded participation in professional conferences and continuing education opportunities. Athenian provides needed training for CPR/AED certification.

All employees are expected to attend all-school functions relevant to their role and to participate in supporting the student experience with other school duties as requested by their direct supervisor.


We value a broad range of lived experiences and identities at Athenian, and we welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in private school education.

The Athenian School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all areas of employment. The School does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic characteristic or genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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