Full-Time, 10 month, Exempt
The Upper School (grades 9-12) seeks candidates for a full-time English teacher position. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, multifaceted professional who is comfortable teaching required and elective courses in literature and writing for grades 9-12 from a diverse canon of non-Western texts. Candidate should possess an interest in course development and an ability to design electives. An interest in developing writers is essential and experience working with English Language Learners a plus. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the position includes advising, weekend support for the dormitory, and responsibility for one extra-curricular activity depending on the candidate’s interests and the needs of the School; experience in outdoor education, coaching, and/or journalism and publishing a plus.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in English, or closely related field required; Master’s degree preferred. Three or more years of full-time high school teaching experience and understanding of and experience with a variety of teaching methods preferred. SSFS seeks teachers who value the importance of issues of diversity and can both share and teach differing points of view. Applicants should embrace ongoing professional development and have a desire to work with students making the transition from adolescence to adulthood in a supportive, challenging, college-preparatory environment. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal and written communications skills, and basic computer literacy for both administrative and instructional purposes. Knowledge of Quaker beliefs and practices is helpful, but not required.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring and other school-administered programs.
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