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For all openings, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three to five professional references in PDF or Word format to the appropriate email address listed in the individual job description below. For teaching positions, please include a statement of educational philosophy with your application materials.
 
When submitting your resume, kindly be sure to clearly reference your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position in the subject line ie: Smith, John - Math Teacher - Friends Website
 
Certain job openings have specific requirements. Please read the job descriptions for details. An acknowledgement email will be sent once we receive your resume. 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.

Current Openings

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • Middle School Math Teacher – Leave Replacement Spring 2020

    Friends Seminary seeks applications for a full time middle school Math teacher to serve as a maternity leave replacement beginning in April 2020 for the remainder of the school year. Qualified candidates will be comfortable teaching 7th and 8th grade math up to Algebra I. We seek and welcome applicants with additional experience in higher level courses.
     
    Candidates should have experience working with middle school aged students and a commitment to engaging and dynamic teaching. Creative and innovative technology such as iPads and 3D printers is an ongoing emphasis in the Friends math program and successful candidates should have a demonstrated experience with educational technology. This position also includes 7th grade advisory responsibilities.
     
    Required Experience
    3+ years preferred
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to mathjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    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.
  • Middle School Math Teacher - 2020-2021 School Year

    Friends Seminary seeks applications for a full time middle school Math teacher to begin in the 2020-21 school year. Qualified candidates will be comfortable teaching 5th through 8th grade math up to Algebra I. We seek and welcome applicants with additional experience in higher level courses.
     
    Candidates should have experience working with middle school aged students and a commitment to engaging and dynamic teaching. Creative and innovative technology such as 1:1 devices and 3D rendering is an ongoing emphasis in the Friends math program and successful candidates should have a demonstrated experience with educational technology. This position also includes MS advisory responsibilities.
     
    Required Experience
    3+ years preferred
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to mathjobs@friendsseminary.org.
     
    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.
     
     
  • Health and Wellness Teacher - 2020-2021 School Year

    Friends Seminary seeks an energetic and forward thinking teacher of health and wellness to begin full time teaching in the 20-21 school year. This new position is part of a strategic revamping of Health and Wellness programs across all grade levels (final departmental name is still in discussion), including the addition of instructional time in Lower, Middle, and Upper school divisions. The revised curriculum will focus on 5 recurring themes: Human Sexuality, Physical Health, Mental Health, Healthy Relationships, and Identity. An additional goal for the new Health and Wellness program is to foster increased connection with related school programs (e.g. advisory, global ed, service learning, etc.).
    In order to support the successful launch of a major program revision, the successful candidate will have a founding spirit and energy as well as a strong desire to collaborate with other educators. Experience and comfort with digital classroom tools is a plus.
     
    Required Experience
    • Experience and training in modern perspectives and best practices for health education
    • Ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of ages, learning styles, and backgrounds
    • Broad and creative perspectives on curriculum and pedagogy
    • Desire and ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work and an understanding of both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
    • Comfort with classroom technology, digital education platforms
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to supportservicesjobs@friendsseminary.org
     
    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.
     
  • French Teacher – 2020-2021 School Year - POSITION FILLED

     
    Friends Seminary is accepting applications for a full time teacher of French. Qualified applicants will be able to teach from beginning to advanced levels of French to students in grades 5-12. Dynamic, creative individuals with teaching experience and proven success in program and curriculum development are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be in touch with trends and developments in language instruction, and will thrive in a work environment where teamwork is highly valued. Ability to also teach Arabic, Chinese, Latin, or Spanish is a plus but not required for consideration. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference.
     
    Experience
    • Native or near-native fluency in French
    • Work effectively with a wide range of students
    • Think broadly and innovatively about curriculum and pedagogy
    • Weave cultural competence into the curriculum and classroom
    • Value collegial collaboration
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work and understanding both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
    Required Education
    • Bachelors Degree required, Masters preferred 
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to languagejobs@friendsseminary.org.

    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.
  • K and Grade 1 Associate Teachers

    Friends Seminary Lower School is seeking a creative, organized, team player to serve as a Kindergarten or Grade 1 Associate Teacher beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.
     
    A Kindergarten/Grade 1 AssociateTeacher (AT) at Friends collaborates with the lead teacher in planning curriculum and reviewing lesson plans. AT’s prepare and study the materials being taught in order to be knowledgeable of lesson objectives. The AT works with the lead teacher to support student learning through whole class, small group or individualized instruction, and works in conjunction with the lead teacher to maintain a positive classroom learning environment to support the academic, emotional, and social development of students.  
    Associate Teachers:
     
    ▪       Attend faculty meetings, Grade Level meetings and all required events.
    ▪       Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to the position.
    ▪       Attend specialized meetings to support their professional growth and development.
    ▪       Report directly to the Assistant Head of Lower School.  
    ▪       Support the mission and philosophy of the school.
    The community of Friends Seminary celebrates the uniqueness of each child. In the Lower School we encourage our children to “follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations… to bring about a world that ought to be”. We help children cultivate a strong sense of their identity and academic talent through joy, structure and play in a child-centered environment.
    Qualifications: Experience guiding children between the ages of five and seven in a school setting. Some proficiency with Spanish language is a plus. Bachelor's Degree required, Masters preferred.
    Interested candidates must submit: a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for 3 professional references. Please send all of this information, by email, to: lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org. Kindly reference the ”K/1 Associate Teacher” in the subject line of your email. 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.
     
  • Learning Specialist - Half Year Leave Replacement- 2020-2021 School Year

    As an experienced educator, the Lower and Middle School Learning Specialist has expertise in research-based strategies, such as Orton-Gillingham reading remediation or The Hochman Writing Program, to meet the needs of a range of learners, including those with specific language-based learning difficulties and those who face challenges with attention and executive functions. This position begins in the 2020-2021 academic year and is a half year leave replacement.
     
    The Learning Specialist:
     
    • Plans and implements specific remediation for students in one-on-one and small group pull-out meetings
    • Conducts small reading groups in conjunction with the specific grade curricula
    • Works in the classroom as push-in support and to teach full class lessons in phonics, listening, writing and organizing
    • Assesses student progress regularly
    • Conducts observations and screenings to determine if a student is in need of additional learning support at school
    • Administers yearly formal assessments such as the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test and the Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP)
    • Formulates and writes year-end summary reports
    • Collaborates with teachers to help them understand students’ learning needs and to differentiate classroom instruction
    • Collaborates with learning specialists and the Guidance Team at Friends Communicates with parents about individual student’s strengths and challenges, goal setting and progress
    • Coordinates with outside tutors and remedial specialists
    • Conducts needs assessment to determine students' who could benefit from the use of Assistive Technology (AT) and implements a program
    • Provides training to students and adults in the use of AT Conducts regular needs assessment to determine what AT equipment, software, Apps, subscription services as needed
    • Support and be involved with the larger school community
    • Candidates must be highly organized and effective communicators who can work productively and flexibly with students, faculty, and parents. A graduate degree is highly preferredand experience working with students in grades K-6 is desired. The Learning Specialist works very closely with the Lower and Middle School Administrative teams and serves as a member of the Guidance and Support Services team.
     
    To apply:
    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for three references to lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org

    When submitting your 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, i.e: Smith, John – Learning Specialist -Friends Website 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.
  • Lower and Middle School Learning Specialist

    As an experienced educator, the Lower and Middle School Learning Specialist has expertise in research-based strategies, such as Orton-Gillingham reading remediation or The Hochman Writing Program, to meet the needs of a range of learners, including those with specific language-based learning difficulties and those who face challenges with attention and executive functions. This position begins in the 2020-2021 academic year.
     
    The Learning Specialist
    • Plans and implements specific remediation for students in one-on-one and small group pull-out meetings
    • Conducts small reading groups in conjunction with the specific grade curricula
    • Works in the classroom as push-in support and to teach full class lessons in phonics, listening, writing and organizing
    • Assesses student progress regularly
    • Conducts observations and screenings to determine if a student is in need of additional learning support at school
    • Administers yearly formal assessments such as the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test and the Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP)
    • Formulates and writes year-end summary reports
    • Collaborates with teachers to help them understand students’ learning needs and to differentiate classroom instruction
    • Collaborates with learning specialists and the Guidance Team at Friends
    • Communicates with parents about individual student’s strengths and challenges, goal setting and progress
    • Coordinates with outside tutors and remedial specialists
    • Conducts needs assessment to determine students' who could benefit from the use of Assistive Technology (AT) and implements a program
    • Provides training to students and adults in the use of AT
    • Conducts regular needs assessment to determine what AT equipment, software, Apps, subscription services as needed
    • Support and be involved with the larger school community
     
    Candidates must be highly organized and effective communicators who can work productively and flexibly with students, faculty, and parents. A graduate degree is highly preferredand experience working with students in grades K-6 is desired. The Learning Specialist works very closely with the Lower and Middle School Administrative teams and serves as a member of the Guidance and Support Services team.

    To apply:
    Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for three references to lowerschooljobs@friendsseminary.org

    When submitting your 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, i.e: Smith, John - Learning Specialist - Friends Website”. 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.
     
     
  • Upper School History Teacher – 2020-2021 School Year

    The History and Social Sciences Department seeks an experienced Upper School History teacher for a full time position beginning in the 2020-21 school year. Teaching responsibilities include courses in global and U.S. histories. The department is in the midst of a multi-year curriculum renovation and candidates should be excited to participate creatively and collaboratively in designing a forward thinking, student-centered program. The History department is committed to representing multiple cultures and narratives in its approach and the successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace an inclusive approach to engaging students in historical study. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, Upper School teachers also serve as an Advisor to a small group of students.
     
    Required Qualifications
    • Significant experience with high school students
    • Broad historical knowledge
    • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom, curriculum, and community
    • Creativity and flexibility in pedagogical approach
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Experience in developing effective curriculum
    • Ability to connect with students in support of their learning and development as young adults
    • Desire to find and use Service Learning opportunities effectively to deepen and enrich students’ understanding
    • Commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in History and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, Service Learning, and use of technology
    • Experience and enthusiasm for incorporating technology into teaching and learning
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters highly preferred
     
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to historyjobs@friendsseminary.org.
    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.
  • Middle School Drama Teacher – One Year Leave Replacement – 2020-2021 School Year

    The successful candidate must have a background and experience in developing and teaching curriculum-based drama as well as directing plays for young actors grades 5-8. Classes focus on various levels of storytelling, devising work, character creation, ensemble building, and scene study. Each class will culminate in a presentation of work or an in-class play.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Directing responsibilities include the 7th/8th grade play in the winter and the 5th/6th grade play in the spring. Both shows perform in our blackbox theater and rehearse after school.
    • Teaching responsibilities include semester long 5th grade Drama classes and semester long 6th grade Drama classes as well as a year-long 8th grade Drama class.
    Required Experience
    • Teaching drama to students in grades 5 – 8.
    • Creating and adapting scripts that connect to and enhance curricular goals.
    • Directing students through a play production process leading to performance.
    • Working collaboratively and having a schedule that will allow for afternoon, evening, and occasional weekend rehearsals.
    • Must have a love for working with young students and the performing arts.
     
    Required Education
    • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree in Educational Theater preferred.
    To apply
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to performartsjobs@friendsseminary.org.
    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.
  • Upper School Computer Science, Engineering and Design Teacher – 2020-2021 School Year

    Friends Seminary seeks an enthusiastic and innovative educator to lead educational programs in Computer Science, Engineering, and Design. The Upper School Computer Science, Engineering and Design teacher will be responsible for introductory and advanced courses in computer programming, physical computing, robotics, web design, app design, and more. This role also includes collaborating with teachers in other disciplines who wish to incorporate computing, coding, design thinking, or engineering into their curriculum. Additional responsibilities include leadership for relevant student clubs, organizational and creative support of the annual ‘Maker Day’ event, and participation in the ongoing growth and development of STEM programs school wide. Most faculty also serve as Advisor to a small group of US students.
     
    Responsibilities
    • Develop and oversee the Upper School Computer Science, Engineering, and Design curriculum
    • Teach required and elective computer science and/or engineering classes
    • Work with LS and MS Computer Science and Technology teachers to coordinate, implement, and evaluate technology and computer science curriculum across three divisions
    • Serve as an advisor to a small group of US students
    • Work collaboratively with other Computer Science, Engineering, and Design teachers to manage and support the School’s evolving program spaces
     
     
    Qualifications
    • Enthusiasm for working with Upper School students
    • Sense of humor
    • Patient, flexible demeanor
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently
    • Experience using educational technologies in a classroom environment
    • Experience collaborating with faculty and team-teaching
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Dedicated to creating safe, respectful, and dynamic digital learning environments
    • Commitment to anti-bias and equity work; understands culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
     
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters highly preferred
     
    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to techjobs@friendsseminary.org.
    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.
  • Mandarin Language Teacher – 2020-2021 School Year - POSITION FILLED

    Friends Seminary is accepting applications for a full time teacher of Mandarin. Qualified applicants will be able to teach from beginning to advanced levels of Mandarin to students in grades 4-12. Dynamic, creative individuals with teaching experience and proven success in program and curriculum development are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be in touch with trends and developments in language instruction, and will thrive in a work environment where teamwork is highly valued. Experience integrating technology into the curriculum is also a plus.
     
    Qualifications
     
    • Speak native or near-native Mandarin
    • Work effectively with a wide range of students
    • Think broadly and dynamically about curriculum and pedagogy
    • Weave cultural competence into the curriculum and classroom
    • Value collegial collaboration and program building
    • Dedication to anti-bias and equity work regarding culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters strongly preferred
     
    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to languagejobs@friendsseminary.org.
    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.
  • Upper School Science Teacher – 2020-2021 School Year

    Friends Seminary seeks a dynamic teacher of science capable of teaching introductory levels of high school life science and physical science. Ability to teach advanced levels of either physical or life science also a plus. The individual’s primary responsibilities will be to teach four sections of science and serve as an advisor to a small group of upper school students. Qualified candidates should show evidence of using a hands-on laboratory approach. The Friends science program is currently a physics-first sequence that emphasizes student-centered pedagogy, with the goal to expand our inquiry-based curriculum and project-based learning components. The Science department at Friends Seminary values teacher collaboration, thoughtful reflection on pedagogy and innovative teaching practices.
     
    Qualifications
    • Enthusiasm for working with Upper School students
    • Sense of humor
    • Patient, flexible demeanor
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently
    • Experience using educational technologies in a classroom environment
    • Experience collaborating with faculty and team-teaching
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Dedicated to creating safe, respectful, and dynamic learning environments
    • Commitment to anti-bias and equity work; understands culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
    • Maker mind-set
     
    Required Education
    Bachelors Degree, Masters highly preferred
     
    Required Documents
    Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to sciencejobs@friendsseminary.org.
    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.

Substitute Teaching

If you would like to apply to be a substitute teacher at Friends Seminary, please submit a completed Friends Seminary Application, a cover letter and resume to the appropriate divisional administrative assistant.

Lower School:   Laura McGinley
Middle School:   Elle Hauschen
Upper School:   Denman Tuzo
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.

 
FRIENDS SEMINARY
222 East 16th Street
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P: 212-979-5030
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