Full Job Description
Who we are?
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses - one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan. The Upper School, located in the Bronx, is comprised of approximately 600 students and 80 faculty members.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
We are looking for passionate educators to join our community who are committed to progressive education, who consider ethics to be at the core of their work with students and colleagues, and who will contribute to the academic success of all of our students. Currently, we have a full-time position as an US Biology teacher.
Primary responsibilities include teaching 3 sections of a Biology Lab course with an emphasis on inquiry-based instruction. Courses may be at the advanced or regular level. Applicants with experience teaching Biology elective courses are highly encouraged but not required. The candidate must be available to meet with students on an individual basis and work collaboratively with other teachers. They should have a passion for working with young people in a school with a diverse student body in a values-based community. They will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within and outside of the classroom.
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
Minimum 3 years of experience teaching biology at the high school or college level
Excellent laboratory skills
Excellent organizational, written and communication skills
Passion for progressive education
An understanding of and commitment to cultural competency, and how to support a diverse student population, especially through teaching more inclusive science curricula.
Proficient with using technologies such as Google Suites, Smartboards and other apps
Proficient with laboratory equipment including Pasco probes
To be considered for the above position, please submit the following 4 items: a letter of interest, a resume, a statement of your educational philosophy, and email and phone contact information for three professional references to the ECFS employment portal. Please generate all documents in one MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Complete applications must be submitted by June 30th, 2021 to be considered. Incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed. Please do not contact the school.
ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.