The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks an experienced, collaborative professional to join our faculty in August 2021 to teach three sections of History 7 (History and Culture of East Asia) and one section of History 8 (“Civil War through Civil Rights”). The candidate may also pursue the role of department chair for additional compensation.
The ideal candidates will find it hard to contain their enthusiasm for history. They will seek to share their ideas with colleagues and enjoy planning together. They will also know the importance of a constructivist approach to learning and will seek to empower students to take responsibility for their learning. Experience in Harkness pedagogy is a significant advantage.
Teach. Teach three sections of History 7 (History and Culture of East Asia) and one section of History 8 (“Civil War through Civil Rights”).
Advise. In addition to teaching, faculty at the Elisabeth Morrow School serve as advisors, for which they receive a stipend. The advisor actively engages in the pastoral care of both children and parents as they navigate the academic program and early adolescence.
Collaborate. Enthusiastically seek to work with and plan alongside colleagues in the grade and across the middle school to create the best history program and accompanying experiences for our students.
Look. Seek opportunities to advance the school and its mission.
An undergraduate or graduate degree in History with a concentration in East Asian Studies, East Asia History.
Knowledge of and empathy for the social-emotional and developmental needs of pre-adolescent and adolescent students.
Experience dreaming, conceiving, designing, and iterating fun and engaging curriculum.
Experience with - or an interest in - helping students with time management skills.
Experience with - or an interest in - helping students develop effective note-taking strategies.
Ability to connect with adolescents while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Strong attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate complex student information respectfully and clearly.
A sense of humor, empathy, and humility.
Demonstrated cultural competency, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidates will understand and value different perspectives; interact competently and respectfully with cultures other than their own, and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
All of our middle school teachers are expected to have the flexibility to teach remotely. Experience with Google Meet, Google Classroom, Zoom, and other remote learning platforms and practices will put a candidate at a significant advantage.
A minimum of standard business hours Monday – Friday.
Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends as necessary.
Compensation and Benefits
This appointment will begin August 2021 and is a full-time position with benefits. The compensation package will be competitive for the region and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and the national independent school market.
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume with "Middle School History Position" as the subject line, to Phil Cox, Head of Middle School, at email@example.com. This position is eligible for our school’s comprehensive benefits package, including a strong tuition remission program. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
The Elisabeth Morrow School is located 10 minutes from northern Manhattan in Englewood, NJ. As a school proud of the diversity of our school community, The Elisabeth Morrow School seeks candidates who will add to this legacy. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status. The Elisabeth Morrow School is a member of the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). For more information about The Elisabeth Morrow School, please visit www.elisabethmorrow.org.
Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Middle School Head
The Elisabeth Morrow School
435 Lydecker Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
About The Elisabeth Morrow School
The Elisabeth Morrow School’s shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.