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Applications are Open for Secondments to
the Ontario Science Centre Science School

2 Teachers:

  • 4U Biology
  • 4U Physics

For over 35 years, the Ontario Science Centre Science School (OSCSS) has offered two full-time semesters of enriched University Preparation science credits for up to 60 Ontario students in their final year of high school. This challenging and stimulating program emphasizes high academic achievement, the development of communications skills and the opportunity to learn and experience science in new and innovative ways within the Ontario Science Centre.

Learn more about this unique and exciting program here:

The program is a long-standing partnership between the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board.

TERM of SECONDMENT: September 1, 2020 – June 25, 2021

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Currently employed as a full-time teacher within the Toronto District School Board or the Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • A degree in Biology or Physics from a recognized university and appropriate Ontario Teachers’ Certification
  • Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification with Honours Specialist in Science preferred
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience in 4U Biology or 4U Physics
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate student achievement based on the categories and levels within the Ontario Curriculum
  • Outstanding creativity, competence and innovation combined with the ability to challenge, motivate and inspire talented students through an experiential program
  • Passion for communicating inquiry-based science to students from a variety of grade levels
  • Enthusiasm, versatility, flexibility and outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a cooperative team
  • An understanding of the goals of the Science School and the Ontario Science Centre


The responsibilities fall into two areas, each representing 50% of the job
  • To teach an enriched 4U Biology or 4U Physics courses
  • To deliver interactive, hands-on Ontario Science Centre school programs for visiting groups of 20-400 students (K-12) and their teachers, and to work across departments and disciplines to participate in the development of these programs.

The successful candidate will remain in the employment of either the Toronto District School Board or the Toronto Catholic District School Board with full salary and benefits paid by the Board. The seniority and role within the home school of the successful candidate will be maintained in accordance with the current Collective Agreement in effect at the Board.

Working conditions will be in accordance with the Ontario Science Centre’s guidelines. Hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will include some weekends and after-hours commitments.

A resume and covering letter describing the candidate’s experience and achievements relative to the above requirements should be submitted to:

Lorrie Ann Smith
Director, Education
Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road
Toronto ON M3C 1T3
by May 29, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.

Please note for further information about this position please contact Julie Jones, Science School Coordinator.