BFS anticipates an opening for a full-time math teacher to teach four sections of Middle School Math and serve as a Middle School student advisor. A Master’s degree in math or math education is preferable. Candidates should have a strong math background, experience teaching a variety of middle school math courses, and be both capable of and comfortable with teaching students of a wide range of age, maturity and ability levels. All Middle School teachers are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community. Advisory responsibilities include overseeing students' progress in all classes, being the primary contact with parents, and other responsibilities such as participating in overnight trips, teaching our anti-bias curriculum, and leading service learning activities.
The Middle School mathematics curriculum includes grade level courses in arithmetic, geometry, pre-algebra, and algebra. Teachers with experience in curriculum design, mentoring of other teachers, and who have held former leadership positions are encouraged to indicate interest in the Middle School Math Department Chair position. Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Middle School Department Chairs
Brooklyn Friends Middle School seeks to hire five newly created leadership positions for our competitive academic program. Middle School Department Chairs in the following departments are sought: Math and History. The position description is below, and interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Nitya York, Assistant Head of Middle School for Academics at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The core responsibility of Middle School Department Chairs is to work closely with departmental faculty in collaboration with division and assistant division heads to ensure the delivery of excellent departmental teaching that is in line with current best practice in middle school pedagogy and the specified content area. Department Chairs in the middle school will focus on: examining and developing curriculum; coaching faculty in areas of evidenced-based teaching, learning and assessment in the content area; professional development initiatives; and logistical considerations such as class placement and supply ordering.
Department Chairs must be strong teachers in excellent standing, be fair and collaborative as a teacher in the department, and possess strong organizational and decision-making skills. Department Chairs should be committed to their own growth and learning, particularly in the areas of teacher development, content pedagogy, equity and inclusion skill-building, child development, and Friends Education.
Department Chairs in the middle school will receive a $5,000 stipend and are expected to teach a full course load and be a middle school advisor.
Candidates should possess or display qualities in the following domains:
1) Subject area expertise and vision:
-knowledge of current trends in subject area
-commitment to the overall vision of the school and middle school division
-awareness of and commitment to strategic plan initiatives
-short, medium, long-term plans for departmental growth and innovation