Teach a class of about 20 students in the context of an integrated curriculum, possibly with a teaching partner
Commit to the academic and social mission of the school, which encompasses differentiation to meet the needs of a diverse community
Collaborate in the design and implementation of an integrated curriculum
Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records and use them to write accurate, comprehensive student reports
Fulfill duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the faculty handbook, “Teaching at The School at Columbia University”
Participate fully in the active and rich life of the school
Engage in ongoing communication with parents/guardians
A./B.S. degree or equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university
At least two years of full-time teaching experience in K-8 public or independent schools beyond student teaching
Strong skills sets in literacy, mathematics, social studies, and meeting the social and emotional needs of children
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests
Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
Familiarity with new technologies
Advanced degree in a related field
Knowledge of Spanish
For more information, visit The School at Columbia University’s employment website at www.theschool.columbia.edu/employment
All candidates must submit an official application via
Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel website
Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer—race/gender/disability/veteran.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 985-12319
About The School@Columbia University
The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community:
Collaboration: Encouraging creative problem-solving in dynamic groups where outcomes are not always predictable, but ultimately greater than any individual perspective could envision.
Community: Promoting inclusivity, facilitating open communication, and providing clear expectations to all members of the community to ensure a healthy, productive environment, inside and outside the school.
Diversity: Reveling in an environment of myriad learning experiences that address important aspects of diversity, including identity development, anti-bias skills, and the idea that difference is better.
Innovation: Taking thoughtful risks grounded in current research, putting new technologies to work in classrooms, and always seeking new approaches to learning to provide a meaningful 21st-century education to all students.