The Nightingale-Bamford School’s English department seeks a full-time English teacher to begin in September 2021.
Candidates should be passionate about teaching a wide-ranging curriculum of canonical and contemporary texts reflecting a diversity of voices and experiences in all genres. They also should be committed to educating both middle- and upper-school students. At a minimum, they should possess an undergraduate degree in English or a related field and some teaching experience at the middle and/or upper school level.
Nightingale-Bamford’s English teachers collaborate to create curriculum and assessments, so candidates should be prepared to work as active members of grade-level teams. They should be informed on best practices in conducting writing workshops and in leading discussions of literature. All Nightingale faculty participate in and contribute to the school community outside of the classroom.
Nightingale-Bamford and the English department actively seek greater diversity in our faculty. To be considered for this opportunity, please visit and apply on our Nightingale career site: https://www.nightingale.org/careers.
All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to The Nightingale-Bamford School website. Please specify for Middle and Upper School English Teacher Position.
The Nightingale-Bamford School
Founded by two bold, visionary entrepreneurs in 1920, The Nightingale-Bamford School mission is to inspire girls to go beyond barriers. Tied to this mission is a broader vision of students who are joyful learners who have the intellectual depth and courage to be critical thinkers, compassionate citizens, and agents of their own lives. Nightingale educates girls’ minds and hearts and, in so doing, infuses their lives with meaningful relationships, teaching them to value difference as a means of growth, and empowering them to question the status quo with confidence, empathy, resilience and reason.
Nightingale’s commitment to social justice requires that all community members engage actively and thoughtfully in work around diversity, equity and inclusion. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds.
There are currently 679 students enrolled in the school. Average class size is 12, student to faculty ratio is 6:1. The school is located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan near many museums and Central Park. Students come from throughout New York City, Westchester, and New Jersey.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of the School to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military status, marital status, familial status, caregiver status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School’s employment practices and decisions adhere to the principles of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity.
This commitment to equal opportunity applies to and is reflected in all School activities, including, but not limited to, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, staffing, training, promotions, compensation practices, employee benefits, social programs, discipline, and termination of employment. The School maintains zero tolerance for violations of this policy and expects all employees to abide by and support this policy without reservation.
About The Nightingale-Bamford School
Founded in 1920, Nightingale-Bamford is an independent school for girls, enrolling 679 students from Kindergarten through Class XII. The schoolhouse consistes of 97,000 square feet with a regulation-size gymnasium, auditorium with computerized sound and lighting systems, state-of-the-art science laboratories, computer rooms and library technology. The school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools.Full-time faculty members:92 Average tenure at Nightingale: 11 years