Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time, dynamic Kindergarten Teacher for the next academic year, beginning August 2018.
Salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk School, which is a department in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits.
Candidates should have successful teaching experience in a Kindergarten or an elementary classroom setting and experience in unit planning in all relevant content areas. She/he must be an individual who is sensitive to children’s differences and needs while also understanding the importance of developing strong working relationships with families. He/she must be a teacher who exhibits an authentic passion and enthusiasm for progressive education, and one who understands and appreciates the value of inquiry and exploration. She/he must be a self-motivated, life-long learner who is willing to work in an intellectually demanding setting with high-expectations. The position involves working in close collaboration with colleagues in Kindergartens with a co-teaching model, so strong communication skills with an openness to ideas and perspectives are essential.
For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume, (3) an educational philosophy that includes ideal classroom experiences in kindergarten, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) official transcripts, (6) PA instructional certificate or equivalent.
Review of applications will begin March 7, 2018, and continue through April 30, 2018, or until the position is filled.
Offer of employment is contingent on candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following prior to commencement of appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check. Also, as required by Act 168 of 2014, candidate must satisfy the requirements stated on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
A Master’s Degree and a degree in elementary education or equivalent coursework are required. Broad experience is advantageous, as partnering across disciplines and grade levels is valued at our school. Highly creative work experience in the field of elementary education is an asset.
About Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School
Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School is a coeducational K-8 laboratory school affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.