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Health & Physical Education Teacher (K-8)

Employer: University of Pittsburgh - School of Education - Falk Laboratory School
Job Category: Faculty
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seeks a full-time, dynamic Health and Physical Education teacher to work with elementary and/or middle school students, for the next academic year beginning August, 2019. 

Salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk Laboratory School, which is a department in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits.

Ideal candidates should have experience designing and implementing Health and Physical Education curriculum to elementary and/or middle school students. Candidates should have experience working with activities and skills that develop the five areas of overall fitness: muscular endurance, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, agility, and flexibility, while maintaining a nurturing student-centered environment. At Falk School we value differentiation so candidates should have experience adapting and individualizing lessons/activities for students with varied needs.  Furthermore, candidates will be expected to help develop/organize large community-wide events so a willingness to collaborate is necessary. Candidates must possess strong oral and written communication skills and be able to develop cooperative relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.  Experience in coaching, and a willingness to coach various sports are a plus.

A degree in Health and Physical Education is required and a Master’s degree preferred.  Broad experience is advantageous, as partnering across disciplines and grade levels is valued at our school. Highly creative work experience in the field of Physical Education is an asset.

For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume, (3) an educational philosophy that includes ideal classroom experiences, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) official transcripts, and (6) PA instructional certificate or equivalent.

Materials should be uploaded electronically to:  Letters of inquiry or questions can be sent to David Ross,, or Tina Mattis, Review of applications will begin February 8, 2019, and continue through April 30, 2019, or until the position is filled.

Offer of employment is contingent on candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following:

  • Child Protection Clearances: 1) Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record check, 2) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and 3) FBI Criminal Background Check.
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form as required under Act 168 of 2014.
  • TB testing as required under the 28 PA Code, Chapter 23, Section 23.44.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

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