Utica, New York
Glassboro, New Jersey
Ithaca, New York
New York, New York
Greensboro, North Carolina
Location: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Friends' Central School Overview
Friends' Central School is an independent, coeducational Quaker day school founded in 1845 and serving approximately 815 students in Nursery through grade 12. Located in the Philadelphia suburbs, the School has two campuses. The Middle & Upper Schools are located just outside of West Philadelphia in Wynnewood, and the Lower School is on our Old Gulph Road campus in the heart of Wynnewood.
The exceptional faculty at Friends' Central offers a curriculum that cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical growth of our students. Our pedagogy is grounded in continuing revelation, reflection, integrity, and a willingness to accept responsibility. From Nursery to grade 12, our students participate in a process designed to foster creative, critical, and flexible thinking, along with compassion. As they transform from playful children to skilled, self-possessed teenagers, they are always intellectually curious and engaged thinkers. Friends' Central prepares graduates to succeed in college and in life.
Upper School History Teacher
Friends' Central School seeks a full-time teacher who will report to the Upper School Principal. The teacher is responsible for teaching four courses (or the equivalent of 8 semesters), and being involved in co-curricular work with students that would amount to another course. The teacher will also act as an advisor to a small group of students.
Teach four sections of our core history curriculum, most likely our 9th grade Religions and Revolutions and our 10th grade Contemporary Global History
Focus on critical thinking, use of primary sources, writing and speaking skills
Lead discussion-based, student-centered classes
Foster an environment of inquiry, that encourages students exploration and analysis
Assess students progress and performance in a timely fashion
Communicate with teachers, advisors, and parents regarding student needs and progress
Act as an advisor to a small group of students
Contribute to the School in an extra/co-curricular capacity as appropriate (coaching, advising clubs, etc.)
In addition to having a professional and educational background in teaching history, we are looking for candidates who also possess the following:
Degree in history or related field
3-5 years of teaching experience
Ability to relate well to high school students
Expertise and/or interest in non-Western regions
Willingness to contribute to the continuing development of curriculum content and methodology
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to relate to parents and the wider community
Passion for understanding the world in a historical context
Willingness to understand and be committed to the Schools Quaker values and mission
Ability to enhance the School's commitment to diversity and inclusivity as outlined in our Diversity Statement (see below)
Ability to be an engaged member of the Friends Central faculty and wider community
Physical demands include dexterity for office machines and supply operation including but not limited to writing, using electronic devices, computer, phone, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, and printers. Stooping, bending, reaching and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common.
To apply, please visit the Employment Opportunities page of our website for our online application. The application will ask for a resume, cover letter and three professional references. All applications should be completed by April 1, 2023.
Currently, Friends Central requires COVID-19 vaccines for all faculty, staff, and students. There will be limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons.
Friends Central School seeks candidates with a commitment to fostering an inclusive learning community who will address issues of diversity, as well as enhance the Philosophy of Inclusivity and Awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.