Upper School History Teacher - Two PositionsBACK TO SEARCH
Job Type:
Full Time
Apply To:
Upper School
Grade Levels:
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Job Description:

Position 1:  Upper School History Teacher - 1 year leave replacement - 2019-2020 School Year

Position 2:  Upper School History Teacher


The History and Social Sciences Department seeks two experienced Upper School History Teachers for full time positions beginning in the 2019-20 school year. Teaching responsibilities will include a broad range of courses in global and U.S. histories. The department is in the midst of a multi-year curriculum renovation and candidates should be excited to participate creatively and collaboratively in designing a forward thinking, student-centered program.  The History department is committed to representing multiple cultures and narratives in its approach and the successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace an inclusive approach to engaging students in historical study. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, Upper School teachers also serve as an Advisor to a small group of students. 

Applicant Requirements:

Required Qualifications

Successful candidates will demonstrate:

  • significant experience with high school students
  • broad historical knowledge
  • commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom, curriculum, and community
  • creativity and flexibility in pedagogical approach
  • excellent writing skills
  • experience in developing effective curriculum
  • ability to connect with students in support of their learning and development as young adults
  • desire to find and use Service Learning opportunities effectively to deepen and enrich students’ understanding
  • commitment to collaborating with other educators, both in History and other disciplines, with respect to content, pedagogy, Service Learning, and use of technology
  • experience and enthusiasm for incorporating technology into teaching and learning

Required Education

Master’s Degree preferred

To Apply:

Interested candidates must submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Statement of Educational Philosophy, Writing Sample, Example of a Course developed, and contact information for three references to

When submitting required documents, kindly reference in the subject line: your first and last name, the position you are applying for and where you heard about the position.  You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application online. Kindly submit your information only once per school year. No phone calls, please.


Friends Seminary actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.

Additional Info:
Job Posting Expiration Date: 06/01/2019
Non-discriminatory Statement:
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Position Level:
Upper School
School Name:  Friends Seminary
Street Address: 222 East 16th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Zip Code: 10003
Phone: 212-979-5030
Principal: Bo Robert Lauder
Founding Date:
Day / Boarding: Day Only
Age / Grade Levels: K-12
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08/03/2017 222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003

222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003 School

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