Junior High Science Teacher

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JOB TITLE:                         JUNIOR HIGH SCIENCE TEACHER                 

 *NOTE:   This is a generalized job description. Specific science teaching assignments may vary somewhat in essential functions and requirements.  Applicants should be made aware of specific requirements prior to employment.


      Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college

      Valid Nebraska Certificate with appropriate endorsement in subject area.

      Successful teaching and/or practice teaching experience

      Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find appropriate

      Successfully pass district background check

REPORTS TO:                                      Building Administrator              

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM:              Building Administrator

JOB GOAL:    To organize and facilitate a productive learning environment which provides opportunities and access for students to: master appropriate levels of subject matter aligned to standards, develop effective communication skills, foster an appreciation of our culture and heritage, promote a positive classroom climate, build effective relationships, and role model respect for the rights of others. The classroom teacher shall assist the student in his/her development as a mature, able and responsible adult. The teacher will also provide opportunities and access for students to: acquire mastery of basic science concepts, perform science activities through active student participation; apply science skills and concepts across content areas, and develop an interest in the field of science as it pertains to their future lives.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:      Nine-month school year or as established by the Board of Education

EVALUATION:                          Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the

provisions of the district’s Personnel Evaluation Policy.




      Consistent and punctual “on site” attendance at the worksite is an essential job function

      Implements Board policy regarding education philosophy/curriculum under the direction of the administration through planning, organizing, managing, interacting with students; establishing rapport with students, staff, parents and community, and continuing professional development

      Effectively utilizes the district Instructional Model

      Implements the disciplinary procedures of the district

      Supervises behavior in the school environment to maintain the safety and well being of the students and staff

      Keeps accurate records of attendance, absences and tardies

      Collaborates with others in a Professional Learning Community

      Uses an appropriate variety of instructional strategies

      Makes effective use of audio-visual materials and aids

      Communicates positive support of students in their educational development

      Recognizes the exemplary influence of the educator over the student

      Relates with staff, parents and community stakeholders through positive professional cooperation

      Supervises hallways, cafeteria, study halls, and other assignments on a scheduled basis as directed


      Student behavior does not detract from the effective learning climate in the classroom

      Teacher exhibits patience, openness, and concern in dealing with students

      Rapport within and outside the classroom evidences mutual respect between the students and teacher

      Teacher exhibits tact and self-control in dealing with parents

      Teacher accepts feedback from administrators with self reflection and a growth mindset


      Periodically issues communication forms and grade reports

      Suggests positive recommendations for the continuing review and development of curriculum

      Remains current with professional training and shows evidence of regular professional growth

      Actively participates at scheduled staff meetings, PLC’s, and serves on educational committees

      Assumes responsibility periodically for conferences with parents

      Recognizes the extra curriculum program as integral to the educational development of the child

      Performs other duties within the scope of employment and certification as assigned by the appropriate administrator

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory):

      Effective oral and written communication skills

      Skills in leadership, organization, problem solving and conflict resolution

      Skills in human relations; ability to deal with a variety of people

      Ability to work under stress

      Skills in assessment and evaluation


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Ability to work varied hours as requested including early mornings and evenings on occasion.

      Ability to work in a smoke-free and drug-free work environment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

      Strength, movement, auditory, taste/smell, and vision demands specific to job.

      Manual dexterity to handle computer and phone requirements.

Zone 3


7, 8



Additional Information

Start Fall 2020

Contact Information

Norfolk Public Schools
512 W Phillip Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

Kathy Hoile
(p) (402) 644-2500 1112
(f) (402) 644-2506

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please go to the district website:  https://www.norfolkpublicschools.org/, click on “Employment,” then “Click here for vacancies,” and “Apply” next to the appropriate position to complete the online application.