The Nightingale-Bamford School English department seeks a full-time English teacher to begin in September 2019.
Founded by two bold, visionary entrepreneurs in 1920–the same year that women won the right to vote–The Nightingale-Bamford School gives girls from diverse backgrounds a rigorous college preparatory education. The school is widely recognized as one of the top girls’ schools in the country. There are currently 654 students enrolled in the school (Lower School 223; Middle School 199 and Upper School 233). Average class size is 12, student to faculty ratio is 6:1. The school is located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood, near many museums and Central Park. Eighty full-time faculty members teach in the technologically advanced school house. Nearly all graduates attend four-year, “highly selective” colleges and universities. http://www.nightingale.org
Candidates should be passionate about teaching a wide-ranging curriculum of canonical and contemporary texts reflecting a diversity of voices and experiences in all genres, and they should be committed to educating both middle- and upper-school students. At a minimum, they should possess an undergraduate degree in English or a related field and three years of teaching experience at the middle and/or upper school level. Nightingale-Bamford and the English department actively seek greater diversity in our faculty.
Nightingale-Bamford’s English teachers collaborate to create curriculum and assessments, so candidates should be prepared to work as active members of grade-level teams. Informed on best practices, they should be skilled in conducting writing workshops as well as leading literature discussions. All Nightingale faculty participate in and contribute to the school community outside of the classroom.
Founded in 1920, Nightingale-Bamford is an independent school for girls, enrolling 592 students from Kindergarten through Class XII. The schoolhouse consistes of 97,000 square feet with a regulation-size gymnasium, auditorium with computerized sound and lighting systems, state-of-the-art science laboratories, computer rooms and library technology. The school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools.Full-time faculty members:92 Average tenure at Nightingale: 11 years