I am lucky to teach at one of the most beautiful and supportive independent schools in the New York metropolitan area. My beloved Upper School French colleague was just offered a tenure-track university position and is heading elsewhere – though she is sad to do so. This new opening can include all junior and senior classes (including AP) or all ninth and tenth-grade classes. In either position, the classes would be small, the department amazing, and the course load would not exceed four sections. Personally, I left Columbia University to come here – and I’ve stayed put for 21 years. Please send your cover letter and resume to recruitment@fa.org. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits are wonderful.
Polly Duke, PhD polly_duke@fa.org
Mission: Guided by our Quaker principles, Friends Academy educates our students to discover and develop the best of who they are and who they can become.
Belief Statement: We achieve educational excellence by committing to the highest standards of learning and living. Our diverse and welcoming community is strengthened by our Quaker values, which empower our students to inquire, reflect, and engage in their classrooms, in their neighborhoods, and the world. Because when we inspire students to learn and live with purpose, they achieve greatness without sacrificing goodness.
Friends Academy seeks an experienced French teacher for the Fall 2022, someone who is excited about teaching high school students to engage in our core educational practices. A successful candidate will thrive in a vibrant educational environment, embrace change, and will have deep interest in our Quaker mission and educational philosophy. Support activities that contribute to the life of the school may include a co-curricular responsibility, advising, and/or attendance at faculty and other meetings.
French language high school instruction, with a focus on 21st-century learning skills. An undergraduate degree is required, and a graduate degree in either education or in a relevant discipline is preferred. Teaching experience of at least three years is desired, and experience with the AP program is a plus. A successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, and strong organizational, time management, and technology skills. The person will be student-centered and excited to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, and the community.
Interested applicants should submit:
• A resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position and why the candidate is uniquely qualified for the position. The cover letter should include your salary requirement;
• A statement of educational philosophy;
• Three to five professional references;
• Optional: Other supporting materials (e.g., articles, speeches, writing samples, or letters of recommendation) that would be informative.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to talk; finger; grasp; stand for extended periods of time; possibly exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry or otherwise move objects. The ability to move from across and around campus grounds.
Our Commitment to Diversity
Friends Academy is committed to our guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome candidates representing the diversity of the world as we deepen and elevate our educational program.
Friends Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring and retaining exceptional, dedicated people of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of age, color, disability status, gender identity or expression, genetics, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. It is Friends Academy’s policy to comply with all applicable laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.
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