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Elementary Teacher (4th and 5th Grade Looping Classroom)

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

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time, dynamic 4th and 5th grade Teacher 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.

Candidates should have successful teaching experience in an elementary classroom setting and experience in unit planning in all relevant content areas.  Candidate must be an individual who is sensitive to children’s differences and needs while also understanding the importance of developing strong working relationships with families.  Candidate must be a teacher who exhibits an authentic passion and enthusiasm for progressive education, and one who understands and appreciates the value of inquiry and exploration. Candidate must be a self-motivated, life-long learner who is willing to work in an intellectually demanding setting with high-expectations. The position involves working in close collaboration with colleagues and student teachers, so strong communication skills with an openness to ideas and perspectives are essential. 

A Master’s Degree and a degree in elementary education or equivalent coursework are required. Broad experience is advantageous, as partnering across disciplines and grade levels is valued at our school. Highly creative work experience in the field of elementary 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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