Math Department Head

  • Bishop Strachan School
  • 298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Feb 28, 2023
Full-Time Teaching Jobs

Job Description

Math Department Head

Full-Time - Permanent

80% Teaching and 20% Department Head

At BSS we love math, and we find innovative ways to share it with our students. They end up loving it, too. (And excelling at it!) BSS has a range of math courses offering different levels of challenge in the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. We are looking for a Math enthusiast to lead our Math Department and to teach in our Senior School (Grades 9-12).

Our teachers provide a rigorous curricular experience that embraces inquiry-based instructional strategies that align with our Signature of a BSS Girl attributes and our Culture of Powerful Learning best teaching practices. We are seeking highly collaborative teachers who are passionate about their subject area and who actively seek the opportunity for interdisciplinary and real-world connections.

Our Department Heads act as the middle manager within the faculty, sharing responsibility for implementing the strategic goals of BSS and are members of the Senior School Academic Program Team (APT). They work with the Senior School Leadership Team (SSLT) to implement actions within their department. Department Heads function as instructional leaders to mentor, coach and problem-solve and act as visionaries within the department. They are experts in the wider areas of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment and evaluation. They also provide feedback as one part of the evaluation and staffing processes.

Key Responsibilities:

Department Head

  • Lead department members (Grades 7-12) in identifying departmental philosophy and goals, and instructional strategies consistent with the School’s Vision and Mission and the Strategic Plan
  • Oversees the review, development and implementation of Ministry aligned curriculum and assessment appropriate for each phase of learning and and course
  • Observe department members’ classes and provide constructive feedback and coaching for effective instruction and assessment
  • Assigns responsibilities to department members to ensure management of the department’s physical and financial resources
  • Prepares and presents the vision and benefits of Mathematics at BSS with our community
  • Involved in the hiring, onboarding, and performance process for employees in their department


  • Prepare lesson plans, outlines and assessments using inquiry and problem-based learning that engages students, challenges them, and meets the subject-specific outcomes and expectations
  • Ability to differentiate lesson plans based on the needs of your students
  • Participate in co-curricular activities including coaching, clubs, trips and participating in the school community as a whole
  • Engage in interdisciplinary initiatives particularly
  • Make contributions that productively support the overall well-being and growth of students in the Senior School
  • Integrate technology in the classroom in ways that enhance the student learning experience and deepen knowledge and conceptual understanding
  • Communicate effectively with parents about all aspects of the overall program and the individual learning of each student
  • Integrate diversity, equity, inclusiveness and belonging into the classroom learning environment
  • Authentically embeds diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into all processes

Skills, Experience and Attributes:

  • Must have an Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) certificate
  • Intermediate/Senior teaching qualifications
  • Ideally a subject specialist and relevant degrees
  • Strong proficiency in Google Suite; knowledge of Brightspace an asset
  • Commitment to, and passion for, furthering the work of the school and girls’ education
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the proven ability to develop relationships and a caring rapport with students and their families, and with teachers
  • Commitment and desire to create inclusive and diverse spaces of belonging
  • Proven strengths in problem-solving and adapting to change

BSS Values Diversity:

BSS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to indicating Math Department Head in the subject line. For more information about BSS, please visit our website at

We are committed to providing an accessible experience and an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the HR Admin at 416-483-4325, ext. 1691 or by email at . All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Please note, we have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for employees, unless official documentation of a human rights exemption is provided and can be accommodated.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.