The Ellis School, the only pre-K to grade 12 independent day school for girls in Pittsburgh, PA, has an opening for an Upper School English instructor beginning in August 2018. Responsibilities include teaching several sections of high school English. Advising, chaperoning, and committee work are included as integral to the role of Upper School faculty member.
The Ellis School is deeply committed to its all-girls environment, which allows each girl to develop into her own unique best self in an atmosphere that both challenges and cherishes each student. Ellis prepares its students to become independent, resilient, thoughtful young women with the confidence, self-knowledge, and skills to explore and pursue their passions in college and beyond.
A bachelor’s degree in English is required; a master’s degree is preferred. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience and will possess a commitment to using innovative pedagogical practices and technology to enhance instruction, as well as enthusiasm about all-girls education. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with 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 community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, sex, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment.
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-sex environment maximizes girls’ intellectual, physical, emotional, and social growth. Girls are empowered to take risks, work collaboratively, 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. For more information, visit www.TheEllisSchool.org.