Middle School Science Teacher
  • Middle School
  • Science
  • Teacher

Thayer Academy, Braintree, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Thayer Academy seeks a creative, dynamic, collaborative Middle School Science teacher and advisor for the 2021-2022 academic year who is excited about engaging students in hands-on activities. This teacher will join a collaborative department whose members enjoy engaging in professional development and curriculum design together. This teacher’s 7th grade class focuses on Physical Science, and the 8th grade class focuses on Anatomy and Physiology. Additional responsibilities include offering daily sports or electives.

 Thayer Academy's mission is “to inspire a diverse community of students to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.” In its hiring practices, Thayer Academy seeks candidates who come from a broad range of backgrounds and can contribute to a diverse community, who love working with young people, who thrive when engaged in multiple arenas of school life, and who welcome professional growth.


The ideal candidate possesses a love of the middle school age child, is a team player who can work collaboratively with colleagues, and has at least 1-3 years teaching experience in a school or other educational setting such as a camp or science museum.  A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred.

In addition, the candidate should be able to demonstrate many  of the following:

  • Experience in Design Thinking or Project Based Learning curriculum development
  • Knowledge of robotics and programming
  • Desire to engage in community science projects
  • Physical Science knowledge and experience
  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community
  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and the impact it has on the classroom climate and curriculum
  • High levels of comfort and experience with technology
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and families
  • Curriculum design and assessment experience

Work Hours:

This is a full-time position.

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references with phone and email contact information  to Middle School Director Galen Hamann @ mshiring@thayer.org.



Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.