Princeton Day School | Princeton, NJ

Posted Date 6/19/2019
Expiration Date7/19/2019

Princeton Day School is seeking a part-time, upper school Spanish teacher, beginning in the Fall, 2019.

Candidates should be experienced high school teachers who are well educated and equally passionate about their subject and students. Candidates must work well in a collaborative environment, they should have an interest in and understanding of interdisciplinary work, and be able to utilize technology to enhance student learning. Successful candidates will be eager to help students develop the skills to communicate in the target language, and will be invested in creating classroom opportunities for students to explore the Hispanic world and cultures.

Candidates should be able to teach the complete range of PDS high school students, from introductory to advanced levels, and contribute to the community life of PDS.  This position is for 3 classes (2 preps). Teachers at PDS have various duties, and are expected to contribute to the school life outside the classroom in an extracurricular activity. 


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Spanish language, literature, history and/or culture
  • Minimum 3 years of proven success teaching high school students
  • Demonstrated experience at both introductory and advanced levels.
  • Complete command of the language
  • Strong background, beyond the language, in Spanish cultural traditions, history and literature
  • Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, and to communicate and lead through strong interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in in the Spanish language, literature, history and/or culture
  • Instructional design, curriculum development and assessment experience (developing, delivering, and assessing)
  • Experience with interdisciplinary work
  • Experience teaching in independent schools

For this position, the ideal candidate is expected to:

  • Foster a learning environment that is student centered and that supports students’ social and emotional needs
    •      Employ teaching practices rooted in current brain-based research
    •      Differentiate teaching and learning based on students’ cognitive needs and learning style
    •      Develop creative formative and summative experiences and assessments to evaluate student learning
    •      Provide opportunities for student self-assessment and engagement in the learning process
    •      Provide consistent oral and written communication to students and families
    •      Develop curriculum with department members
  • Contribute to school life outside the classroom— coaching or other extracurricular activities


Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at: mroach@pds.org


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