Lead Teacher, Humanities (English and/or Social Studies)—Grades 6–8
Teach an integrated humanities curriculum to middle division students in a K–8 setting
Work to ensure academic excellence by knowing the needs of students and adapting curricula to meet and challenge them
Collaborate on the design and implementation of an integrated curriculum
Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records and use them to write accurate, comprehensive student reports
Act as an adviser to a group of middle division students
Commit to the academic and social mission of The School, which requires differentiation to meet the needs of a diverse community
Participate fully in the active life of The School
Possibly mentor an associate teacher
A. degree in education, humanities (English, social studies), or related field 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 experience
Teaching experience at the middle division level and demonstrated knowledge of adolescents
Experience working with web-based technologies and applications
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
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: 985-12376
About The School at 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.