The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community.
We dedicate ourselves to fostering in our 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. Our 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. We adhere to a common code of civility among all constituents. We tailor our 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 classes of about 20 students in the context of an integrated curriculum
Increasing the skills set of elementary school students to further understand the visual arts and the role of the arts in other disciplines
Collaboratively plan elective courses for middle school visual arts
Working to ensure academic excellence by fully knowing students and adapting curriculum to meet needs
Fulfilling duties, responsibilities and commitments as outlined in the, "Working At The School at Columbia University Guidebook."
Collaborating with a team of teachers in the design and implementation of integrated curriculum as well as working with art discipline team to continue an ongoing development of K-8 art curriculum scope and sequence
Keeping careful anecdotal and assessment records and using them to write accurate, comprehensive reports
Commitment to equity and justice including knowledge and skills related to cultural
Participating fully in the demanding and rich life of the school
Minimum Degree Requirement:
B.A., B.F.A. or B.S. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university
At least two years full-time teaching experience in K-8 public or independent schools
Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests and ability to commit to integrated curriculum
Experience and interest in working with latest technologies
Teaching experience at the K-8 level, and demonstrated knowledge of Child development, Child centered, Constructivist based teaching philosophy.
Strong communication abilities including speaking and writing
Advanced degree in a related field
Knowledge of Spanish
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.