A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

Current Openings

Middle School Language Arts Teacher and Advisor


The Opportunity:

Carolina Friends School is seeking a full-time Middle School Language Arts Teacher and Advisor to join our staff in August 2019.  Responsibilities will include team-teaching language arts in a fifth grade integrated block experience. This teacher will also serve as an advisor to students and will teach a range of elective classes based on student and teacher needs and interests. Carolina Friends School offers teachers an opportunity to engage with students on a variety of levels in and out of the classroom and utilizes a holistic, narrative-based evaluation system.

Teachers at Carolina Friends School enjoy a school community committed to a pedagogy rooted in Quaker thought and practice. We strive to collaborate toward the realization of every child’s highest potential in the classroom, community, and wider world.

The Position:

  • Teach three sections (12-18 students per section) of language arts to Middle School first years (fifth graders)

  • Teach three elective courses

  • Lead an advisee group of approximately 11 students

  • Participate in at least one all-school committee, and, for the first two years of employment, participate in an extensive staff orientation and mentoring program

  • Participate in the Middle School’s signature end of year Exploratorium

Traits and Requirements:

  • Experience teaching language arts at the middle school level

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in English, writing, or closely related field.

  • Strong understanding of early adolescent development

  • Commitment to collaborative work with colleagues in the First Year Block, the Middle School and throughout Carolina Friends School

  • Ability to foster positive relationships with and among students and parents

  • In-depth knowledge of language arts curricula and best teaching practices, including a rich repertoire of teaching strategies to address a variety of learning styles and needs

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Basic skills in digital communication and integrating technology in the classroom
    commitment to continuous professional learning, including understanding and application of current research and participation in professional development opportunities

  • Ability to meet varied demands with integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor

  • Ability to engage in student assessment and evaluation

  • An understanding of and strong affinity for Quaker philosophy and the School’s mission

  • Willingness to understand how power and inequality, influenced by factors such as race, class, gender, sexuality, and learning and/or physical disabilities impact our students, families, and colleagues


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit, when possible in one complete PDF file, the following:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Statement of Educational Philosophy

  • Three letters of recommendation, including their names and contact information

Please compile all these documents into one complete packet and submit to jobopenings@cfsnc.org.  Please indicate Middle School Teacher and Advisor in the email subject line.

Under separate cover, please ask each recommender to send a letter of reference directly to jobopenings@cfsnc.org and indicate Middle School Teacher and Advisor in the subject line of the email. All letters of reference must be received in order for the application to be complete.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until February 1, 2019.  CFS reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as all materials can be compiled.

APPLICANTS: Please review the Who We Are, Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity, and Important Information for All Applicants sections on the CFS Employment Opportunities page.


CFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer in both policy and practice.  Candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.