The Ellis School is seeking 1 FT and 1 PT World Language instructors beginning in August, 2017. Responsibilities include teaching four to five sections of Middle and/or Upper School Spanish and/or French and advising eight to ten students. Other duties, including—but not limited to—proctoring study halls, chaperoning, and committee work are integral to the role of Middle and Upper School faculty members.
A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and French, and will have a minimum of 3-5 years experience teaching Middle School French and Spanish and experience teaching at least lower-level Upper School Spanish (levels 1-2 or 1-3). The ability to teach Latin is also preferred. Ideal candidates will also possess a commitment to using innovative pedagogical practices and technology to enhance instruction, as well as a commitment to fulfilling the mission of the School: to prepare, empower, and inspire each and every girl through an excellent education in an all-girls environment. In addition, desirable candidates will have a demonstrated enthusiasm for working with and teaching adolescents, a strong sense of school community and teamwork, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The Ellis School is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Good health and retirement benefits are part of the employment package. In addition, generous funds are available for professional development and ongoing education toward advanced degrees. Faculty members are encouraged to present at regional and national conferences in addition to attending professionally enriching workshops, webinars, and other activities that stimulate growth. A supportive mentor program is in place for first- and second-year members of the faculty and staff.
About The Ellis School
The Ellis School, founded in 1916, prepares, empowers, and inspires each and every girl age 3 to grade 12 through an excellent education in an all-girls environment. Ellis is Pittsburgh’s only independent school for girls. The single-gender environment maximizes girls’ intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth. Girls are empowered to take risks, work collabora...tively, ask questions, and pursue their dreams. Our vision is to be a leading school for girls, providing an excellent education for every student and continuing to innovate so each girl thrives in school and excels in life. With small class sizes averaging just 14 students, the Ellis experience is personal and fulfilling. The School’s faculty members are known for their leadership and innovation. The School recently launched a Learning Innovation Institute to pilot, create, and share innovative practices that improve learning outcomes for girls and young women and teaching outcomes for their teachers. Diversity is a core community value: 37% of students--including 5% who are international students--and 9% of faculty are people of color, and 36% of students receive need-based financial aid awards and scholarships. For more information, visit www.TheEllisSchool.org.
Last updated December 2014