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Upper Division Teaching Fellow (24-25 School Year)

Denver Jewish Day School hopes to launch a Teaching Fellow program beginning in the 2024-25 school-year.  The Teaching Fellowship is designed for very recent college (or graduate school) graduates or career changers with a strong interest in teaching in an independent school.  The fellowship is intended as a full-time role that would immerse you in the richness of independent school life.  Fellows will gain teaching experience and mentorship in a supportive environment.

School Background:

Our pluralistic Jewish community day school prepares and inspires Jewish students through an extraordinary secular and Judaic education to live purposefully, act ethically, and thrive in the world.  We serve approximately 330 students in grades PK-12 on a beautiful campus in southeast Denver.  Our Upper Division comprises around 150 students in grades 6-12, and most Upper Division faculty teach both middle and high school.  Teachers in the Upper Division typically lead classes of fewer than 15 students.  Our approximately 35 Upper Division faculty and staff come from diverse backgrounds and share a commitment to caring for and educating young people holistically.

Role and responsibilities of the Teaching Fellow:

Teaching Fellows can expect to teach one class of their own, co-teach another class with a mentor teacher, observe as many classes as they can, meet with mentor(s) regularly, and fill in as a substitute whenever needed throughout the school-day.  Subject-area expertise is open, though we have a slight preference for candidates who could teach STEM classes.  Like all full-time faculty at Denver JDS, Fellows would be encouraged and expected to engage with students in other settings, including advisory, athletics, class trips, elective courses, clubs, and extracurricular activities.  The Fellowship is designed for a one-year term.  Fellows will of course receive full consideration for any longer-term openings that arise in their area of subject-matter expertise and/or assistance finding a placement at another school.  Although we are conceiving of the fellowship as a full-time opportunity, we are willing to consider a part-time version of the Fellowship for the right candidate.


We are looking for passionate educators who are excited about working in a small school environment where it is possible to get to know students well and provide highly individualized guidance and support.  The ideal candidate will have a stellar academic background that indicates a potential for deep and creative engagement with content.  Prior formal teaching experience is not required or expected, though some experience working with young people is preferred.  An interest in exploring a career in independent schools is essential. 


The Fellowship salary is $35,000.  We also offer a comprehensive benefits package.  

Applicants should send a resume and detailed cover letter to Upper Division Principal Jeremy Golubcow-Teglasi ([email protected]) by March 29.