About Shipley

Employment

The Shipley School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

All positions available are posted on this website. There are no others available.


Lower School Substitute Teacher

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Lower school substitute teacher.
The candidate will: Have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree and certification in Education.Teaching experience of 1-2 years preferred. Ability to implement lesson plans in grades pre-k to 5th grade. Demonstrate kindness, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, a cooperative spirit and a commitment to teamwork.
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application to Dr. Usha Balamore at Ubalamore@shipleyschool.org 


Middle School Science Teacher

The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and a compassionate participation in the world. The Middle School has 225 students in grades 6-8, and a faculty of 30.

The Shipley School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, citizenship, age (18 or older), religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Middle School Science Teacher to work with our existing science team to expand and strengthen our science program Pre-K to 12th Grade. The ideal candidate will:

  • Share a deep passion for science
  • Have an excellent background in earth science, life science, and physical science
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop curriculum focused on hands-on, inquiry-based learning encouraging students to think deeply and creatively
  • Have experience creating authentic formative and summative assessments
  • Be comfortable using technology
  • Act as an advisor and be committed to playing an active role in the MS

Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • 3-5 years teaching experience
  • BA in science or related field (advanced degree preferred but not required)
  • An appreciation for the unique qualities of the typical young adolescents found in middle school settings
  • A willingness to employ differentiated instruction to meet learners at their level of need

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application for the attention of Shane Kinsella (Head of Middle School) at skinsella@shipleyschool.org


Upper School English Teacher

Position Title: Upper School English Teacher
Reports To: Upper School Division Head
Status:Exempt
Classification: Faculty
FTE: 1.0

Summary
The Shipley Upper School seeks an experienced high school English teacher. The candidate will have a degree in literature and a clear educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school. Experience teaching English literature and/or writing at the high school level is preferred.

Reports To : Department Chair and Division Head

Key Responsibilities

  • The teacher reports to his or her department chair

  • Creates a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive

  • Works collaboratively with department members

  • Advises students and attends faculty meetings

  • Provides positive, frequent communication with colleagues, administration and families

Qualifications

  • A clear educational philosophy, consistent with the mission of the school

  • Experience teaching English at the high school level

  • Degree in literature; M.A. in English or M.Ed. in Secondary Education preferred

  • Must possess a creative, energetic, and positive approach to teaching and learning

  • Must have a true passion for literature and be an avid reader

Contact Information
Interested candidates should send materials by February 6, 2015 to Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School at mvansteenwyk@shipleyschool.org.


Upper School History Co-Chair

Position Title: Upper School History C0-Chair
Reports To: Upper School Division Head
Status:Exempt
Classification: Faculty
FTE: 1.0

Summary
The Shipley Upper School seeks an experienced high school history teacher who would also be able to co-chair the Upper School History Department. The candidate will have a clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school; experience teaching history at the high school level is essential as is an understanding of and experience with building curriculum.

Key Responsibilities

  • The teacher reports to his or her Division Head

  • Works in tandem with the US Co-Chair and PK-12 History Co-Chair

  • Creates a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive

  • Oversees scope and sequence of the US curriculum with Co-Chair

  • Consults with the US division head and Academic Dean on the program

  • Leads ongoing curricular work for the department with Co-Chair

  • Is the US Co-Chair on the PK-12 Curricular Committee and represents the Upper School department.

  • Works with the PK-12 Co-Chair to examine and develop scope and sequence of the program PK-12

  • Advises students and attends faculty meetings

  • Provides positive and frequent communication with faculty, administration and families

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work well with varied individuals

  • Some leadership/program oversight experience

  • Experience teaching history at the high school level

  • Degree in history preferred

  • Experience in studying and or teaching non-western history a plus

  • Must be creative, energetic, and positive as he or she encourages, instructs and evaluates the students in his or her care. 

Contact Information
Interested candidates should send materials by February 6, 2015 to Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School at mvansteenwyk@shipleyschool.org.


Upper School Modern Language Teacher

Position Title: Language Arts Teacher
Reports To: Upper School Division Head
Status:Exempt
Classification: Faculty
FTE: 1.0

Summary:
The Shipley Upper School seeks an experienced high school Spanish/French teacher. The candidate will have experience teaching in both languages and a clear educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The teacher reports to his or her Division Head and PK-12 World Language Chair

  • Works closely with the US Modern Language department and the PK-12 World Language Chair

  • Creates a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive

  • Advises students and attends faculty meetings

  • Provides positive and frequent communication with faculty, administration and families

Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching Spanish and French at the high school level

  • Degree in language preferred

  • Fluency in English is requisite

  • Should possess a creative, energetic, and positive approach to teaching and learning

  • Must have knowledge of ACTFL Standards and the most current practices in the teaching of modern language

  • Must posses an educational philosophy consistent with the mission of the school

Contact Information:
Interested candidates should send materials by February 6, 2015 to Margaret van Steenwyk, Head of Upper School at mvansteenwyk@shipleyschool.org

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Diversity

Shipley upholds and promotes the integrity of each individual. We nurture a concern for others, self-worth, and personal achievement. The School is dedicated to the ongoing process of creating a safe and accepting environment for all people. We value and honor differences in ability, age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Shipley is committed to sustaining a vibrant, inclusive, and caring multicultural community. The goal of raising cultural awareness and understanding is reflected in many areas of school life.

In seeking to fill faculty and staff positions, we encourage all applicants. We particularly encourage applicants who will enrich the diversity of our community.

The Shipley School

814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr PA 19010
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