Teaching at Princeton Day School
At Princeton Day School, the pursuit of excellence is a cooperative process nurtured by an outstanding faculty. Our experienced teachers believe in creating a classroom atmosphere where the learning process is valued. At PDS, the classroom extends beyond the walls of the school house and is equally regarded on the fields, courts, ice, and stage. The world-class faculty believes strongly in professional growth and development, and teachers routinely receive in-service training, participate in conferences, attend graduate courses, and travel for enrichment opportunities—all fully supported by the school.We are always interested in meeting outstanding teachers who are looking to teach in a supportive community of learners. Professionals with a Master’s Degree and several years of teaching experience are encouraged to apply. Princeton Day School values the contributions of teachers who:

  • Demonstrate excellence in the classroom
  • Understand the powerful influence of technology on students’ lives
  • Enjoy connecting with students outside the classroom through: advising, coaching, attending games and concerts, chaperoning events, sponsoring activities
  • Have a sense of humor and like to laugh
  • Are strongly committed to their students and colleagues

Employment Opportunities

As of September 2014, the following positions are available:

Head of Middle School
Part-Time After School Teacher Assistant


 

Private Voice Instructor
Choral Music Section Support
Ceramics - Maternity Leave Replacement
US History/Religion - Sabbatical Replacement

 

HEAD OF MIDDLE SCHOOL
Princeton Day School is seeking a strong, experienced, collaborative middle school leader who can understand the culture of the school and quickly earn the trust and respect of all constituents.  To view the position statement, qualifications, process and application requirements, please click here. 

 

PART-TIME AFTER SCHOOL TEACHER ASSISTANT
Princeton Day School seeks Part-Time Assistant for the After School Program beginning in September 2014. Under general supervision of the Director of After-School Programs, the Assistant’s primary responsibility is ensuring a safe and orderly environment for after school care.   Experience in working with children ages 4 – 11 years. General duties include: providing assistance to the Director of After-School Programs in the implementation of the after school care including effective management of large groups, small groups, and individual children both indoors and outdoors.  Ability to work independently, understand and carry out oral and written directions and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, students, and parents.  Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

 

 

FACULTY OPENINGS
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Princeton Day School seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds who bring with them significant experience and responsibility and who wish to use their talents and skills on behalf of an outstanding student body, in a vigorous, vital school community. Salary, benefits, and opportunities for professional development are generous.




 

 

 

UPPER SCHOOL HISTORY/RELIGION – SABBATICAL REPLACEMENT
Princeton Day School seeks candidates for a sabbatical replacement teaching position in our History and Religion Department.  Teaching responsibilities would run from January through mid-June of 2015.  Classes include the following:
•  three sections of Sacred Traditions, a full-year comparative world religions course for 9th graders;
•  one section of Asian Studies, a two-trimester elective for 11th and 12th graders that examines the philosophical, religious, and cultural traditions of Asia in an historical context;
•  one section of Islam and the Modern Middle East, a third trimester elective for 11th and 12th graders (replacing Asian Studies during the third trimester) that covers the history of the modern Middle East and the resurgence of Islam during this period.
Candidates for the full-time position are preferred but applicants may express interest in part-time teaching of one or more of the open sections.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources at mroach@pds.org


CERAMICS TEACHER – MATERNITY LEAVE REPLACEMENT
Princeton Day School is seeking a creative, dynamic teacher of ceramics to serve as a maternity leave replacement beginning in November 2014. S/he will teach an introductory and an advanced course in the upper school as well as an 8th grade elective and a 4th grade course.  S/he will also serve as an advisor to 6-8 upper school students.
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to Marybeth Roach, Human Resources Director at mroach@pds.org


PRIVATE VOICE INSTRUCTOR
Princeton Day School is seeking an individual or individuals to teach private voice lessons to students grade 9-12. Qualified persons will be able to work flexible hours between 8:10-3:15pm with the option of after school teaching as well. The hired individual(s) will schedule lessons through our private lessons coordinator and work closely with our director of choral music to support and enhance both the choral music program and private vocal studio.
Candidates must have a Bachelors degree in Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Vocal Music Instruction, or equivalent degree or experience. Experience with high school age voices, teaching private voice, and a proven record of student growth is preferred.
Along with a cover letter, resume and list of references, candidates should submit an audio recording of applicant’s vocal abilities and an audio recording of student, if available to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org


CHORAL MUSIC SECTION SUPPORT
Princeton Day School is seeking a qualified individual to aid in the 5th-12th grade choral classroom. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, running sectionals, aiding in classroom management, singing with sections to supplement learning, substitute teaching in event of teacher absence, working with choral teacher to monitor and assess student growth, and working with staff accompanist in a rehearsal environment. The Princeton Day School currently offers 5 curricular choral options grades 5-12. There are possible extracurricular options also available to interested and qualified applicants.
Candidates must have a Bachelors degree in Choral Music Education, Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, or equivalent degree or experience.  Experience with middle school and high school aged students, experience in a choral rehearsal, and working with a team of teachers is preferred.
Along with a cover letter, resume and list of references, candidates should submit a video recording of teaching if possible to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources, at mroach@pds.org

 

 

Required Materials: Princeton Day School requires of all employment applicants (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter that helps us understand more about you and your interest in our school. If you have a personal statement or copies of reference letters, we welcome these, as well.

Submitting Your Materials: Please submit your materials via email to the designated recipient. Those without internet access may mail their employment materials to the attention of Marybeth Roach, Director of  Human Resources.
We do not guarantee return of submitted materials.

No phone calls, please. We acknowledge receipt of online applications within 2 business days and mailed applications within two weeks. When we fill an open position, we remove the listing from this employment page. Thank you for respecting our No Calls policy.

Princeton Day School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for service in the Armed Forces, or any other protected status as defined by federal, state, or local law.

If you have questions, please email Marybeth Roach. We appreciate your interest in Princeton Day School.



“Princeton Day School has been my home for many years. As a student, I was inspired by the teachers in the Upper School. These professionals encouraged me to be at my best in the classroom and on the basketball courts. PDS saw my love for children and encouraged me through professional development both within and outside of the school. Today, I am honored to be teaching some of our youngest students, as well as developing my love for basketball by coaching our Varsity boys team. Teaching second grade and coaching high school all under the same roof has been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

--Paris McLean ’00
Lower School Teacher

 

 

“I believe in the collaboration of students and teachers, who develop shared questions in a lively exchange that deepens understanding and builds community. We inspire each other to become more engaged readers and writers in a classroom environment that is as productive as it is lively. PDS continually encourages and supports me to create this type of classroom.”


--Bette Solloway
Middle School English Department Chair
25 years at PDS

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