Dwight-Englewood school announces a full-time teaching position in the Department of Human Development in the Upper School. Responsibilities include teaching a required seminar class for ninth graders with the goal of helping students develop their social literacy. This class explores the topics of self and society by looking at identity through a critical lens, focusing on race, gender, sexual orientation, class and more in the first semester. In the second semester, topics pertaining to sexual health, healthy relationships and well-being are taught. The person in this position could also teach 10th grade seminar classes focused on issues of mental health and wellness (anxiety, positive psychology, mindfulness, etc.), and co-teach a peer mentoring program in which Upper School students work with 7th, 8th and 9th graders. Additional opportunities exist to co-teach ethnic, cultural and gender studies, Intergroup Dialogue, and other elective courses for older students. Support of the equity/social justice student leadership programs in the Upper School is also a strong possibility for the person in this position.
Full-time teaching involves the equivalent of 4 - 5 classes each semester, and leading an advisory group of 10 students. Additional responsibilities include supervisory duties, attendance at department and school-wide meetings and functions, and other duties as assigned by the division principal.
The ideal candidate would have comfort working with students on various critical topics (e.g., equity/diversity and social justice education, health education, social sciences, etc.). A person who is a strong team-player and collaborator, dedicated to the social-emotional and civic development of high school students, and dedicated to the growth of the department would be a strong addition to the team. Bachelor’s degree required, Master's preferred, plus 2-5 years prior teaching experience and/or equivalent experience working with youth. Familiarity with independent schools is a plus.
In addition to teaching, our faculty members are involved in a variety of activities outside of the classroom that are part of a Dwight-Englewood School education. Interest in athletic coaching or leadership of co-curricular activities is an important qualification in the hiring process. Coaching opportunities exist in a variety of sports at the Middle and Upper School levels.
About Dwight-Englewood School
Dwight-Englewood School (D-E) is a coeducational, college preparatory school for students in preschool through grade twelve. We are a diverse community where, in small classes, teachers create an environment that promotes ethical decision-making centered around the school’s core values: respect, honesty, good judgment, commitment, courage, and community. Located in a quiet New Jersey suburb ten minutes away from New York City, we enroll over 1000 students from 89 communities in Bergen and northern Hudson Counties in New Jersey, southern Rockland County in New York, along with a sizable population of students coming to us from New York City. Our convenient location accommodates both urban and suburban residential choices, provides a wide variety of cultural opportunities, and offers easy access to nearby athletic and outdoor experiences. www.d-e.org
D-E is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or military veteran status. The diversity of our student body supports our commitment to employ a diverse faculty and staff. ...Educators who bring knowledge and expertise in equity, diversity and multicultural education are especially encouraged to apply.