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Upper School Physics Teacher

April 4, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Dawson, a K-12 independent school of 535 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks an exceptional Physics Teacher and Robotics Coach for upper school (grades 9-12). Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students. 

Dawson School Mission Statement

Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world.

Professional Qualifications

  • Teaching experience required

  • An undergraduate degree in related field of education or physics is required; a graduate degree is preferred 

  • Experience using CAD / 3D modeling software (Solidworks, OnShape, Fusion 360, or other)

  • Experience using coding languages to model physics (Python, Scratch, Javascript, or other) 

  • Ability to coach our robotics program including – design, fabrication, programming, etc.

  • Strong classroom management skills - growth mindset, creativity, organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

  • Attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Ability to include technology elements into all aspects of instruction - 

  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all matters

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for work with all school constituencies

  • Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity

  • Collaborate and work positively as a member of a team


  • Report to Director of Upper School

  • Teach four sections of Physics and Engineering courses and coach the FIRST Robotics team

  • Serve as Advisor

  • Participate in class trips and Winterim

  • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School

The salary range for this position is $45,000- $70,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience and relevant skills. Benefits include Medical, Dental, 401k, and generous time-off. Interested candidates should go to the Dawson website (, scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Employment link, click the link under Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the Upper School Physics Teacher posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. 

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