The English department at Germantown Friends School is seeking an English teacher to join a vibrant, collaborative department. The ideal candidate is a passionate and innovative teacher of writing and literature with broad content knowledge. English classes at GFS are intended to provide students with challenging instruction that supports them as they undertake literary analysis as well as critical and creative writing. The candidate should enjoy working with students in sixth through twelfth grades.
The ideal candidate:
is a passionate reader who remains engaged with unfamiliar texts, whether contemporary or ancient
is an experienced classroom teacher and facilitator of discussion
combines a commitment to academic excellence with a joy for learning
seeks to know each child and to draw on individual strengths
is an excellent writer who can effectively teach others how to write well
welcomes consideration of diversity, equity, and inclusion in curriculum and pedagogy
enjoys collaborating with colleagues on curriculum and lesson planning
is fluent in the use of classroom technologies
Participates in the life of the school, including advisory roles, homerooms, and committee work
Will support the mission of the school and the department and attend all pertinent meetings
Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.
About Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving students in grades EC-12. Located in an historic neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles.