Falk School - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19009405)
FANNY EDEL FALK LABORATORY SCHOOL
University of Pittsburgh
4060 Allequippa Street Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Elementary Teacher (Kindergarten)
Falk School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time, dynamic kindergarten teacher for the next academic year, beginning August 2020.
Salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk School, which is a department in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits.
Candidates should have successful teaching experience in a kindergarten or an elementary classroom setting and experience in unit planning in all relevant content areas. Candidates must demonstrate sensitivity to children's differences and needs while also understanding the importance of developing strong working relationships with families. Candidates must exhibit an authentic passion and enthusiasm for progressive education, and understand and appreciate the value of inquiry and exploration. They must be self-motivated, life-long learners who are willing to work in an intellectually demanding setting with high-expectations. The position involves working in close collaboration with colleagues in kindergartens with a co-teaching model, so strong communication skills with an openness to ideas and perspectives are essential.
A Master's Degree and a degree in elementary education or equivalent coursework are required. Broad experience is advantageous, as partnering across disciplines and grade levels is valued at our school. Highly creative work experience in the field of elementary education is an asset.
Inquiries about the position can be sent to Ms. Jill Sarada, email@example.com or Tina Mattis, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2020, and continue through April 1, 2020, or until the position is filled.
Offer of employment is contingent on candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following prior to commencement of appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check. Also, as required by Act 168 of 2014, candidate must satisfy the requirements stated on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form.
For full consideration, please submit an educational philosophy (teaching statement) that includes ideal classroom experiences in kindergarten, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and PA instructional certificate or equivalent. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 19009405
About University of Pittsburgh
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