Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive pre-K through 12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 350 faculty and staff and 1,700 students from pre-K to 12 on two campuses: one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and the other in Manhattan. The middle school, located in the Bronx, is comprised of approximately 400 students and 50 faculty members.
Fieldston Middle School is looking for an outstanding, experienced, middle school science teacher, who is comfortable working in a progressive school and in a highly collaborative environment for a maternity leave replacement for the spring of 2017. ECFS Spring Break takes place between March 20-31st.
Responsibilities include teaching a full-time course load of 4 sections of 8th grade science (physical sciences based curriculum); writing trimester home reports, working as a member of a grade-level interdisciplinary team, attending faculty meetings, and other shared middle school responsibilities.
Ideal candidates will be energized by employing a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited by the opportunity to teach a diverse student body in a values based community. The ideal candidate has also demonstrated a commitment to hands-on learning, as well as addressing issues of equity, belonging, and privilege, within and outside the classroom. A passion for working with middle school students, a flexible attitude, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a sense of humor are essential.