Riverdale’s English Department seeks faculty members who strive to develop in students a love of reading, enhanced understanding of ideas through writing, and the dispositions to consider literature as a way to better understand themselves and the world. In addition to emphasizing critical reading, analytical, and creative writing, teachers are expected to teach students how to speak and listen thoughtfully. Applicants who can teach across a wide range of genres and periods to Middle and Upper School students are attractive, including those with an interest in co-teaching an American Studies class with a history department colleague.
All candidates for Riverdale teaching positions should demonstrate an interest in engaging students in an environment that is both supportive and rigorous and will participate in community activities including advising groups, service opportunities, or other co-curricular activities. Our Middle School and Upper School are located together on the Hill Campus, so candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching across the divisions are especially attractive. A Bachelor's degree is required; Masters and Doctoral degree holders will receive additional consideration, as will those with previous teaching experience.
The School seeks diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In admissions and employment policies and practices, in financial aid and loan programs, and in all its educational programs, Riverdale does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, and any other protected categories under applicable law.
Interested candidates should apply by sending an email including a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Riverdale is excited to see candidates from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences.
About Riverdale Country School
Riverdale Country School is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good. Riverdale seeks to reflect the diversity of the New York metropolitan area in its students, faculty, and staff. The school enrolls about 1,100 students who collectively reside in 104 different zip codes. Approximately 37% of our student body are students of color. The school spans two separate campuses that comprise 27.5 acres in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.