English and World Literature Teacher

Full-time position to begin September 2019

The English and World Literature Department has a full-time opening for a teacher to begin in September 2019.  This position reports to the English and World Literature Department Head and represents an opportunity to work with an outstanding caliber of colleagues and students.

Teach three sections of fifth and sixth grade English and World Literature, and one section in our Upper School.  Serve as an advisor to students in Middle School.

The ideal candidate:
  • demonstrates pedagogical skill and an appreciation for the craft of teaching
  • finds joy in working with children and in school life
  • demonstrates cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • supports Spence’s commitment to equity
  • approaches work with energy, kindness, maturity, curiosity, flexibility
  • has a sense of humor
  • regards collaboration as an essential component of professional growth and values working on a team
  • enjoys a commitment that extends beyond the classroom, including contributions to the larger school community
  • holds an advanced degree and has a minimum of five years teaching experience, some of which is with young middle schoolers

Applicants should email cover letter, resume, references, and educational philosophy as a single file in PDF format.   Please include the applicant’s name in the file name and email to EnglishTeacher@Spenceschool.org (no faxes or phone calls, please). Applications will close on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Spence is committed to an equitable program and a diverse faculty and student body. We therefore actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds.