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Shady Side Academy is a PK-12 independent school with an enrollment of approximately 930 students on three campuses in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Academy was rated one of Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces for 2011 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, based on the results of an employee survey. Current employment opportunities are listed below.

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Current Openings

Junior School (PK-5)

Substitute Teachers

Middle School (6-8)

There are currently no open Middle School positions.

Senior School (9-12)

Department Chair/Chinese or Spanish Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Chinese or Spanish Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Math Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Physics Teacher (starting fall 2016)

Administration

Capital Campaign and Major Gifts Officer

Special Programs

Summer Programs


Junior School

Substitute Teachers

Shady Side Academy’s Junior School is seeking substitute teachers to support our classroom teachers when there are absences.

Substitute Teacher job description


Middle School

There are currently no open Middle School positions.


Senior School

Department Chair/Chinese or Spanish Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School World Language Department is seeking a full-time Department Chair/Chinese or Spanish teacher for the 2016-17 academic year. Responsibilities as Chair/teacher include teaching three to four sections of Chinese/Spanish at all levels, from introductory through AP courses and beyond, coaching two seasons or the equivalent, and advising eight to ten students. Specific responsibilities as Chair include, but are not exclusive to, working collaboratively with the Administration to advance the Strategic Vision and mission of the Academy, representing and appropriately advocating for the department, managing and mentoring nine teachers, assuring a very high level of rigor and scholarship, ensuring that students have a consistent experience over four years and a smooth transition from our Middle School, addressing recommendations from the recent accreditation visit and upcoming external peer review, and serving on the Academic Policy Committee. There may be the possibility of residing in a dormitory or living on campus and serving as residential faculty in the boarding program. Other duties, such as but not limited to proctoring exams, chaperoning dances, or serving on committees, may be assigned as needed by the Academy.

Department Chair/Chinese or Spanish Teacher job description

Chinese or Spanish Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School World Language Department is seeking a full-time Chinese or full-time Spanish teacher for the 2016-17 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching three to four sections of Chinese or Spanish at all levels, from introductory through AP courses and beyond, coaching two seasons or the equivalent, and advising eight to ten students. There may be the possibility of residing in a dormitory or living on campus and serving as residential faculty in the boarding program. Other duties, such as but not limited to proctoring exams, chaperoning dances, or serving on committees, may be assigned as needed by the Academy.

Chinese or Spanish Teacher job description

Math Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School Mathematics Department is seeking applicants for a full-time position for the 2016-17 academic year. Responsibilities will include teaching four sections of mathematics at all levels including AP and beyond, advising eight to ten students, and coaching two seasons or the equivalent. Other duties, such as but not limited to proctoring study halls, chaperoning dances or athletic events, or serving on committees, may be assigned as needed by the Academy. Members of the Mathematics department actively collaborate in innovative curriculum design, pedagogy, and assessment. Two years ago, the Mathematics department adopted Math I and Math II, from the Phillips Exeter Academy Math Department, for the 9th and 10th grade curriculum.

Math Teacher job description

Physics Teacher (starting fall 2016)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School Science Department is seeking applicants for a Physics teaching position for the 2016-17 academic year. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses of Physics at all levels, coaching two seasons or the equivalent, and advising approximately eight to ten students. There may be the possibility of residing in a dormitory and serving as residential faculty in the boarding program. Other duties, such as but not limited to proctoring study halls, chaperoning dances, or serving on committees, may be assigned as needed by the Academy.

Physics Teacher job description


Administration

Capital Campaign and Major Gifts Officer

Working closely with the Director of Development, the Capital Campaign and Major Gifts Officer will oversee all aspects of Shady Side Academy’s present capital campaign and major gifts program.

Capital Campaign and Major Gifts Officer job description


Special Programs

Summer Programs

Please visit our summer programs employment page for details.


Shady Side Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or disability.


P-G Top Workplaces 2011

Shady Side Academy
was named one of
Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces
by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
in 2011, based on results
of an employee survey.



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