Math Teacher, Leave Replacement

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Commensurate with experience




New York
New York
United States


Math Teacher, Leave Replacement

The School at Columbia University is an independent K–8 school, founded in 2003, that is affiliated with and administered by Columbia University. At The School at Columbia University, educators work with a dynamic and diverse community drawn equally from the families of University employees and from the local community. The community is dedicated to fostering in students personal resourcefulness and integrity, a sense of social responsibility, and a lifelong appreciation of learning through an innovative, socially and emotionally supportive, and academically challenging program. The pedagogical and curricular philosophies embrace multicultural perspectives, which challenge educators and learners to examine their preconceived notions of race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. Educators tailor instruction so that the needs of the individual students are met. A committed faculty and administration strive to create a school that will stand as a model for what K–8 education can be and serve as a genuine and enduring partnership between Columbia University and its neighbors.

•    Teach a class of about 20 students in the context of an integrated curriculum, possibly with a teaching partner

•    Teach an integrated mathematics curriculum to middle school students in a K–8 setting

•    Work to ensure academic excellence by knowing students fully and adapting curricula to meet their needs

•    Collaborate in the design and implementation of an integrated curriculum

•    Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records and use them to write accurate, comprehensive student reports

•    Act as an adviser to a group of middle school students

•    Commit to the academic and social mission of The School, which requires differentiation to meet the needs of a diverse community

•    Participate fully in the active and rich life of The School

•    Mentor a teacher in the Associate Teacher Program (if conditions and schedule allow)

•    Fulfill duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the “Working at The School at Columbia University” handbook

•    Engage in ongoing communication with parents/guardians 

Minimum Qualifications:

•    B.A. or B.S. degree in education, mathematics, or a related field from an accredited college or university

•    At least two years of full-time teaching experience in K–8 public or independent schools beyond student teaching

•    At least three years teaching algebra

•    Teaching experience at the middle school level and demonstrated knowledge of adolescents

•    Strong skills in developing mathematics curriculum, including problem-solving, number sense, and project-based learning, as well as experience integrating web-based technologies and applications

•    Strong verbal and written communication skills

•    Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests

•    Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies

Preferred Qualifications:

•    Fluency in Spanish

•    Knowledge of latest research and thinking about mathematics education

•    Familiarity with new technologies

Please apply directly to this position at:

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree