Friends Select school seeks a full-time Middle School (grades 5 & 6) English teacher for the 2019-20 school year. The English program at Friends Select emphasizes close reading, analytical and creative writing, departmental collaboration, and a grasp of literature from multicultural perspectives. The ideal candidate will be experienced in an independent school, will have familiarity with Quaker education, will be committed to social justice through literature, and will demonstrate a desire to connect with all students, faculty, and parents.
Candidates should be team-oriented, eager to work in a highly personalized environment, and energized by the strengths and challenges of early adolescent learners. Qualified candidates should also have the ability to challenge students at the highest academic level as well as assist students who need more guidance. Other duties and responsibilities include student advising, club and committee involvement, and fulfillment of general faculty duties.
Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Chris Kottcamp at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cover letters should be submitted as a document. Completed applications will be reviewed as received.
Friends Select School is a 590-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in center city Philadelphia. The school carries out its mission in a manner reflective of the spiritual and social testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends.As a Quaker school committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, FSS actively seeks and warmly welcomes applicants from diverse and underrepresented populations. Friends Select School provides programs and services and equal opportunity in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid programs, employment and the selection of its governing board without regard to gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.