Overview: Dwight-Englewood School, the largest independent school in Bergen County, NJ, and a growing, vibrant, and diverse learning community in the New York City metro area, is seeking to fill a maternity leave Eighth Grade Science teaching position for the first semester of the 2023–2024 school year. The Eighth Grade Science year is focused on physical science. Working in our new Middle School building, the teacher will have the unique opportunity of developing the culture and systems of this new space in collaboration with the grade level team and administration. The teacher will work closely with teachers of other disciplines to provide age-appropriate instruction. Grounded in the school’s mission statement, the Middle School faculty are further characterized by the following traits: student-centered, collaborative, engaging, and process over product oriented. We seek an energetic, curious teacher who wants to inspire students to learn more about themselves and the world around them.
Actively support the Mission of the School and put that vision into daily practice.
Teach four sections of class
Serve as an advisor to a small group (usually around ten) of eighth grade students
Meet weekly with the eighth grade team to discuss students and to coordinate instruction and curriculum.
Attend weekly departmental and/or divisional meetings after school.
Participate in overnight field trips and day trips as a chaperone.
Provide extra help during TAG periods, before school, or other times as needed
Perform other duties as assigned, such as lunch supervision, etc.
The ideal candidate will offer most or all of the following qualities as well as the qualifications that follow:
A true love of working with middle school students.
A personality that is approachable, encouraging, and positive.
Experience with cross-curricular instruction, project-based learning, and process-based feedback.
Clear, consistent, and dynamic communication with students, colleagues, and parents.
Experience leading advisory programs and/or other student-centered programs.
A growth mindset.
A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in a science related field, with specific familiarity with physical science.
At least three years of teaching experience, with a strong background in Middle School instruction.
Personal and professional alignment to the school’s mission, vision, and values.
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and anti-bias education in all aspects of the work with Middle School students, families, and colleagues.
Excellent oral, written, and electronic communication skills.
Leadership of after-school activities (in STEM, athletics, the arts, or other programs).
Terms of Employment:
This is a maternity leave replacement position and is expected to last approximately one semester.
Teachers commit to eight-hour workdays as well as attendance at faculty meetings and other school-wide meetings and events.
Professional days are considered workdays and participation in planned activities is mandatory.
Dwight-Englewood School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. Educators from all backgrounds who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.
Dwight-Englewood School (D-E) is a coeducational, college preparatory school for students in preschool through grade twelve. We are a diverse community where, in small classes, teachers create an environment that promotes ethical decision-making centered around the school’s core values: respect, honesty, good judgment, commitment, courage, and community. Located in a quiet New Jersey suburb ten minutes away from New York City, we enroll over 1000 students from 89 communities in Bergen and northern Hudson Counties in New Jersey, southern Rockland County in New York, along with a sizable population of students coming to us from New York City. Our convenient location accommodates both urban and suburban residential choices, provides a wide variety of cultural opportunities, and offers easy access to nearby athletic and outdoor experiences. www.d-e.org
D-E is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. ...Educators who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.