Abington Friends School is a Quaker, coeducational college-preparatory school serving students in preschool through grade 12. For more than three centuries, AFS has been recognized as a leader in Friends education, with a challenging curriculum balanced by a caring environment that places value on excellence and goodness, spirit and intellect. Within these dynamic tensions the School seeks to inspire hard work, commitment and joy in learning. Students are fully engaged in the classroom, in the arts, on the athletic fields, in community decision making and in the larger world. The work of the School is rooted in its core Quaker values, which include a profound respect for individuals and an emphasis on equality, simplicity, integrity and service to others. AFS has stood on its original campus in Jenkintown since 1697 and today, rich in racial, socioeconomic and ideological variety, the School draws students from approximately 75 ZIP codes around the greater Philadelphia area, 100 percent of whom matriculate at four-year colleges and universities upon graduation.
Abington Friends Upper School seeks a full time Upper School English teacher. For this position, the Upper School seeks a thoughtful, experienced, and collaborative educator who is comfortable working in a writing intensive program in a wide array of genres. The teacher needs to feel comfortable working with high school students one-on-one and managing a classroom of diverse learners.
The position will teach four sections of English. Upper School teachers are expected to serve as student advisors; opportunities to coach or supervise other student activities are available.
In addition, AFS seeks candidates with:
Experience teaching in the high school setting
A BA in English Literature or a related field, Masters preferred
A demonstrated interest in writing and the revision process
A broad range of experience with literature from a variety of social contexts
A comfort teaching a world-literature curriculum
A familiarity with a Quaker education community
An ability to work in a multi-genre reading and writing intensive program
A willingness to work in a highly collaborative department
A willingness to meet and collaborate with students outside of classroom hours
A comfort working with and appreciation of adolescents as learners and individuals
Extracurricular and coaching experience a plus
Please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references. No phone calls, please.
Abington Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.