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Fall River Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3794955
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : June 29, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description









  1. Appropriate Massachusetts Licensure
  2. Bachelor's Degree with major or minor in Science preferred.
  3. Basic Computer Competencies


REPORTS TO:  Department Head and School Principal




To develop in each pupil an awareness of the role of science in economic and social progress; to motivate each pupil to acquire knowledge of scientific facts and principles and skills in scientific methods of problem-solving; to discover and develop special talents of pupils in scientific fields.




  1. Teaches skills, knowledge, and scientific attitudes through courses in general science, earth sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, physiology, or science problems to secondary pupils, utilizing course of study adopted by the School Committee and other appropriate learning activities.
  2. Plans a science program involving demonstrations, lectures, discussion, and student experiments; organizes laboratory activities for optimum learning.
  3. Demonstrates scientific concepts by use of scientific apparatus, experiments, and standard or teacher-prepared charts, sketches, and other instructional aids.
  4. Provides individual or small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils and to accommodate circumstances where a variety of projects and experiments are being worked on simultaneously.
  5. Instructs pupils in proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals, science equipment, and plant and animal life.
  6. Provides for safe storage and proper use of materials, equipment, and tools. Makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to equipment as required.
  7. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior for a productive learning environment during class laboratory sessions, and field trips
  8. Evaluates each pupil's growth in knowledge, skills, and scientific attitudes in course being taught.
  9. Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school department and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
  10. Identifies pupils' needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  11. Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  12. Assists pupils in selection and development of individual research projects.






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  1. Cooperates with school administration in providing science displays and programs for the school and community, and in sponsoring science activities.
  2. Communicates with parents and school counselors on pupil progress. 
  3. Participates in hands-on technology training with students in conjunction with Massachusetts Department of Education and Community Agencies.
  4. All other responsibilities that are listed in the collective bargaining agreement between the Fall River Educators' Association and the Fall River School Committee.



SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  In accordance with the Fall River Educators’ Association contract.  Employment is contingent upon job performance, program needs, and funding.


Closing Date for Applications:  As indicated on webpage





The Fall River Public Schools offers all programs, activities, and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin,

sexual orientation, and disability.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Science: Astronomy
    Classroom Teacher > Science: Earth & Space
    Classroom Teacher > Science: General
    Classroom Teacher > Science: Physics
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Fall River Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Megan Souza
    • 417 Rock Street
    • Fall River, MA 02720
    • Fall River, Massachusetts 02720

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