Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating co-educational, independent school in New York City, seeks an enthusiastic and experienced English teacher for a full time position beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. In addition to teaching four Middle School sections (grades 5-8), this teacher will serve as a 5th or 6th grade homeroom teacher, advising and supporting students in their academic and social development.
Significant experience in Middle School teaching
Curiosity, creativity, and flexibility in pedagogical approach
Excellent writing skills
Commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in English and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, and use of technology.
Love for working with Middle School students and the ability to connect with students in support of their learning and development as young adults
Demonstrated comfort with educational technologies, such as Haiku, Blackbaud, and Google Docs
Interested candidates must submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.
Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
About Friends Seminary
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006