Friends Seminary seeks an enthusiastic and innovative educator to lead educational programs in Computer Science, Engineering, and Design. The Upper School Computer Science, Engineering and Design teacher will be responsible for introductory and advanced courses in computer programming, physical computing, robotics, web design, app design, and more. This role also includes collaborating with teachers in other disciplines who wish to incorporate computing, coding, design thinking, or engineering into their curriculum. Additional responsibilities include leadership for relevant student clubs, organizational and creative support of the annual ‘Maker Day’ event, and participation in the ongoing growth and development of STEM programs school wide. Most faculty also serve as Advisor to a small group of US students.
Develop and oversee the Upper School Computer Science, Engineering, and Design curriculum
Teach required and elective computer science and/or engineering classes
Work with LS and MS Computer Science and Technology teachers to coordinate, implement, and evaluate technology and computer science curriculum across three divisions
Serve as an advisor to a small group of US students
Work collaboratively with other Computer Science, Engineering, and Design teachers to manage and support the School’s evolving program spaces
Enthusiasm for working with Upper School students
Sense of humor
Patient, flexible demeanor
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Experience using educational technologies in a classroom environment
Experience collaborating with faculty and team-teaching
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Dedicated to creating safe, respectful, and dynamic digital learning environments
Commitment to anti-bias and equity work; understands culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education
Bachelors Degree, Masters highly preferred
Interested candidates must submit a completed Friends Seminary Employment Application, a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
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Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
About Friends Seminary
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006