The Pingry School seeks a dynamic and intellectually engaging full-time Upper School English teacher to join its diverse community. The ideal candidate is committed to guiding young people as they construct their understanding of language and literature in a student-centered classroom. This educator is a collaborator with an appreciation for the teachable moment when moral and ethical questions arise in and out of the classroom. A person with consistently high standards, the candidate of choice seeks growth and learning every day, both personally and professionally, and inspires others to do the same through optimism, flexibility, and teamwork. With robust interpersonal skills, the selected candidate has a real desire to contribute to the school community by sharing their passions and through additional efforts, such as coaching teams or supervising activities.
Teaching 4 courses
Serve as an advisor to a group of students.
Collaborating cross-departmentally on the development and execution of a Spring Intensive course
Fulfill an additional “plus one” requirement as assigned by the Upper School Director.
Fulfill any additional duties as assigned by the Upper School Director and/or English Department Head.
Participate in all required meetings, including faculty division meetings, scheduled collaboration times, professional development days, and beginning and end-of-year
Provide extra English support for students during flex and community times.
A bachelor’s degree in English or a related field is required, an advanced degree is preferred.
Rich knowledge of literary analysis and composition, a facility with a variety of teaching tools, comfort with designing courses, and fluency in various modes of inquiry
Experience teaching English at the high school level
Experience with advising students
Enthusiasm for working with high school students
Fluency with current discipline-specific pedagogy
Dedication to supporting the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students
Ability to work with students both in-person and virtually
Robust interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Dedication to partnering collaboratively with a team of talented faculty
Experience creating, supporting, and sustaining a culture of access and equity in English education.
Comfortable with incorporating the latest technology into your workflow, including Google Classroom and Zoom
Skilled in navigating the Google Suite of applications (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, etc.)
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Commitment to the mission, vision, and pillars of the Pingry School includes a commitment to DEIB and the requisite skills to work cross-functionally with diverse constituency groups across the organization.
The Pingry School, a K-12 coeducational, independent country day school, is recognized throughout the United States for its academic excellence, Honor Code, arts, athletics, and community and civic engagement. The school’s mission is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to scholarly exploration, personal growth, and social responsibility while preparing them to be global citizens and luminaries of the 21st century. Dr. John F. Pingry founded the school in 1861 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and today there are three campuses: Grades K-5 in Short Hills, Grades 6-12 in Basking Ridge, and a shared campus for Grades K-12 in Pottersville that focuses on experiential education. The diverse student body is composed of more than 1,100 students from nearly 100 towns in New Jersey and New York. For more information visit the school’s website, pingry.org, or follow The Pingry School on Facebook and Twitter.