Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks 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 4-8. 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.
Teach full-time load of French classes in grades 4-8; the ability to teach more advanced levels is a plus but not required for consideration
Serve as an advisor to a small group of Middle School students
Collaborate with departmental colleagues on French curriculum and pedagogy
Participate in community and student life of the school through supervision and leadership of activities and co-curricular programs
Attend faculty meetings and other planning meetings as necessary
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 of target language and culture 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
Experience with educational technology such as digital learning management systems and classroom media technologies
Annual salary range for 2022-2023 based on years of teaching experience and level of degrees earned: $76,050 - $155,000
Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
Contact information for three to five personal references
A statement of educational philosophy
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Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. 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.
Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.
Friends Seminary educates students from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the practices of keen observation, unhurried reflection, critical thinking, and coherent expression, we listen for the single voice as we seek unity. 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 is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.