Biology Teacher Job Description

Description

We are searching for a reliable and passionate Biology Teacher to join our faculty. The Biology Teacher’s responsibilities include preparing lesson plans, tests and assignments, supervising students during investigations and experiments, and acting as a field trip chaperone. You should be able to teach students from different backgrounds, with varying aptitudes and interests.

To be successful as a Biology Teacher, you should be culturally sensitive, well-organized, and demonstrate insatiable curiosity. Outstanding candidates are not squeamish and can confidently explain bodily functions to teenagers.

Responsibilities

  • Preparing and delivering engaging biology lessons to students from different backgrounds, who all have different interests and abilities.
  • Monitoring student performance, and adjusting teaching strategies and techniques for improved content delivery.
  • Establishing classroom, laboratory, and field trip rules and ensuring all students understand and accept them.
  • Setting up exams, assessments, and experiments in accordance with curriculum requirements and standards of the state and district.
  • Communicating any student issues to parents, counselors, and other relevant staff members.
  • Attending school events, club meetings, and staff meetings as required.
  • Representing the school at conferences, workshops, and other networking events.
  • Coming up with suggestions to improve the Biology Department and general school operations.
  • Building rapport with students so that they feel comfortable and safe discussing sensitive topics in class.
  • Encouraging students to participate in science fairs, competitions, and expos, and preparing them for these events.

Requirements

  • Degree in Biology or Science.
  • Master’s degree preferable.
  • Degree in Secondary Education with a focus in Biology also acceptable.
  • A completed teaching apprenticeship recommended.
  • Relevant teaching license or certification.
  • Previous teaching experience would be advantageous.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Patience, resilience, and cultural sensitivity.

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