Common Ground — the nation’s oldest environmental charter high school, creating the next generation of successful college students and powerful community and environmental leaders — is seeking a passionate, creative, part-time science teacher — certified in biology and general science.

This teacher will have the chance to:

● Teach Common Ground’s core biology courses.
● Make full use of two new, state-of-the-art science laboratories and Common Ground’s unique site — an educational farm, adjacent to a state park, within the City of New Haven
● Build a science curriculum that addresses intersections of science and social justice issues, and incorporates culturally relevant content for our student body
● Act as a strong team member of Common Ground’s small, dedicated, creative faculty — helping to develop new curriculum and support the full transition to Next Generation Science Standards

Common Ground is seeking outstanding candidates with:

● A passion for our environmental mission and commitment to equitable and sustainable change
● An understanding of the circumstances that low income students and students of color have historically and are presently experiencing and an awareness of the role of individual educators and educational institutions in creating and changing those experiences
● Strong background in Next Generation Science Standards
● Passion and experience for curriculum development
● Prior experience with and commitment to engaging students from racially and economically diverse urban settings
● Appropriate Connecticut certification. Common Ground is seeking teachers certified in biology and general science; multiple certifications particularly valued.
● Bachelor degree, Masters strongly preferred
● A preferred minimum of three years teaching experience, including Advanced Placement

At Common Ground, a truly diverse community of 200 students from 18 different towns experiences a mix of high academic standards, active learning and leadership opportunities, and small school supports that are producing dramatic educational results. More than 90% of our students are accepted to college, and our students’ graduation rates and test scores have pushed above the state average.

Common Ground is particularly eager for candidates who help us fulfill our commitment to building a racially and culturally diverse faculty and staff.

It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment, because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, mental retardation, and past/present history of mental disorder, learning disability and physical disability.

It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, marital status, civil union status, national origin, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender in all personnel actions, including recruitment, evaluation, selection, daily interactions, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, it is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School not to discriminate against protected qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in all aspect of employment.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Liz Cox, School Director
Common Ground High School
358 Springside Ave., New Haven, CT 06515
lcox@commongroundct.org