Humanities Teacher, Leave Replacement—Grades 6–8

Job Type

Full Time


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Start Date



New York
New York
United States


Humanities Teacher, Leave Replacement—Grades 6–8

The School at Columbia University seeks a Humanities Leave Replacement.

Responsibilities Include:

• Teaching an integrated humanities curriculum to middle school students in a K–8 setting

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

• Collaborating in the design and implementation of an integrated curriculum

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

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

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

• Participating fully in the active and rich life of the school

Minimum Qualifications:

• B.A. degree in Education, Humanities, or related field from an accredited college or university

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

• Experience working with web-based technologies and applications

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests

• Commitment to diversity and collegiality 

Preferred Qualifications:

• Fluency in Spanish

• Knowledge of latest research and thinking about humanities education

• Familiarity with new technologies

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

All candidates must submit an official application via:

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.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree