Friends Select School is searching for a Middle School Social Studies teacher. The position includes sections of 7th and 8th grade Social Studies classes that focus on Human Geography. This class explores themes of how people interact with the environment and each other in the past and present. Additionally, the Human Geography curriculum sees the city as an extension of the classroom by cultivating relationships with city institutions, inviting speakers, and organizing field trips to numerous places in Philadelphia. The curriculum also includes supporting student growth in Friends Select Middle School's core academic skills, including research, writing, note-taking, discussion, presentation, and studying.
Friends Select is committed to being an anti-racist school and building a curriculum that reflects our Quaker values of respect, diversity, and the peaceful resolution of conflict. Applicants should be familiar with and have experience creating student centered activities and projects that support students in developing their critical thinking and creative thinking skills. Other duties and responsibilities include student advising, club and committee involvement, and fulfillment of general faculty duties.
The ideal candidate will:
have three to five years of teaching experience in a middle school setting
have experience teaching humanities courses
be eager to work in a highly personalized environment
be energized by the strengths and challenges of working with early adolescent learners
have the ability to differentiate instruction for all levels of learners
be committed to social justice pedagogically and curricularly
have experience and comfort with online learning tools
have a bachelor’s degree, with additional coursework preferred
Applicants should apply online via the School's iSolved portal by submitting a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references to Desiree Harmon, Director of the Middle School. References will not be contacted unless the candidate is a finalist for the position. Materials accepted until April 16, 2021, unless the search is closed before then.
Friends Select School is a 590-student, co-educational, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, college preparatory, independent school located in center city Philadelphia. 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, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap status, or any status recognized by federal, state and local civil rights and non-discrimination laws.