History Teacher - One Year Leave Replacement - Part Time
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
May 8, 2018
Bronx , New York
Part Time - Faculty
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan. The Fieldston Middle campus located in Riverdale is comprised of approximately 400 students in Grades 6-8th.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
We are looking for passionate educators to join our community who are committed to progressive education, who consider ethics to be at the core of their work with students and colleagues, and who will contribute to the academic success of all of our students. Currently, we have a position as a MS History Teacher teaching 7th and 8th grade. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable about a diverse range of pedagogical approaches, research-writing instruction, and the use of primary and secondary sources,is open to their own continued professional growth, understands how to receive critical feedback and understands how to instruct students with a growth mindset.
Responsibilities include teaching a course load of 3 sections; working as a member of a grade-level interdisciplinary team, attending weekly faculty meetings, assigned duties and other shared middle school responsibilities.
Ideal candidates have experience employing a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited by the opportunity to teach a diverse student body in a values based community. The ideal candidate has also demonstrated a commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within and outside the classroom. A passion for working with middle school students, a flexible attitude, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a sense of humor are essential.
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
Bachelor’s degree – in history/humanities field is highly preferred. Previous background
teaching geography and ancient civilizations is a plus
Minimum 5 years of relevant teaching experience, preferably with middle school students.
Proficient with technology, including Smartboards, Google platform and apps.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive preK-12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.