The Ellis School, the only preK-12 independent day school for girls in Pittsburgh, PA, is seeking a World Language instructor beginning in August, 2021. This position is part-time (80%). Responsibilities include teaching three to four sections of Middle School French and Spanish and advising eight to ten students. Other duties, including—but not limited to—proctoring study halls, chaperoning, and committee work are integral to the role of Middle and Upper School faculty members.
Undergraduate studies in Spanish and French or a related field are required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and French, and will have experience teaching Middle School French and Spanish. They will possess a commitment to using innovative pedagogical practices and technology to enhance instruction, as well as enthusiasm about all-girls education. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated enthusiasm for working with and teaching adolescents, a strong sense of school community and teamwork, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
The Ellis School community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences. We are committed to creating a school environment in which all students feel welcome, known, heard, safe, and treated fairly, while establishing ourselves as a leader in equity and justice initiatives.
We recognize and celebrate the unique value and dignity of every student.
We commit to doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally and externally.
We foster authentic and reciprocal relationships with families.
We strive to teach a culturally sustaining curriculum and engage in culturally sustaining instructional practices.
Candidates should submit aletter of application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Wendy Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to applications received by April 19.
Questions about this teaching position may be directed to Jack Gaddess, World Language Department Chair, at email@example.com.
About The Ellis School
The Ellis School is Pittsburgh’s leading age 3 to grade 12 private school dedicated to the education of girls. The Ellis School provides an unmatched, girl-centered, interdisciplinary education in the heart of Pittsburgh's East End. An academically rigorous, urban, college-preparatory school, Ellis serves a diverse student population from a broad range of socio-economic circumstances. At The Ellis School girls take risks, work collaboratively, ask questions, and pursue their dreams. For more information, visit www.TheEllisSchool.org.