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Smith College
  • Position Number: 5066676
  • Location: Northampton, MA
  • Position Type: Multicultural Affairs and Affirmative Action

6th Grade Teacher - Campus School

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Job Summary

*This opening is for the 2024/25 School Year.*

At the lab school of Smith College, hands-on learning sparks intellectual engagement, research findings inform modern methods, and transformative relationships enrich masterful teaching. We are a progressive Kindergarten through sixth grade elementary school located in the heart of Northampton, MA.

As part of the Campus School teaching team, you will be working alongside the faculty in the Department of Education and Child Study and you will be a member of the staff at Smith College, one of the largest women's colleges in the country, and part of the Five College Consortium including the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College and Hampshire College.

In this role you will assume primary responsibility for a classroom. You will participate in accomplishing the work of and maintaining the overall well-being and quality of the school and participate in accomplishing the academic mission of the Campus School of Smith College and the Smith College Department of Education and Child Study.

The Campus School is committed to taking appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions


Plan and implement a hands-on, interactive curriculum appropriate for your assigned grade level. Teach in a collaborative, in-person environment. Complete written progress reports, conduct conferences with parents, and communicate students' progress and challenges to parents throughout the year. Work closely with teachers, specialists in the school (music, art, Spanish, P.E. and technology teachers; librarian; learning specialist; consulting psychologist) and administrators.

School Wide Responsibilities:

Participate in school wide curriculum development and documentation. Participate in school wide professional development programs/activities. Participate in school and class events (e.g. open house, parent nights, assemblies, graduation). Engage actively in school- and campus-wide activity around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives.

Support the mission of the college and the Department of Education and Child Study:

Work cooperatively with Smith College faculty and students who are conducting research, observing in classrooms or carrying out practicum assignments in classrooms and participate in courses taught by the Department of Education and Child Study. Other related responsibilities as may be assigned by the Campus School administration.

Employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Bachelor's degree and teacher licensure plus substantive classroom experience (MA teacher licensure strongly preferred) or an equivalent combination.

Experience working with diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree preferred.


Knowledge of major subject matter areas and relevant pedagogies. Strong organizational skills. Knowledge of technologies such as zoom, seesaw, google classroom. Able to clearly articulate educational philosophy, program and classroom practices. Strong interpersonal skills. Able to work effectively with a wide range of students and adults and as a member of a team.

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Review of applications will begin
March 13, 2024

Compensation Grade:
Grade X Exempt

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About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women's colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 151B, it is the policy of Smith College to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact our recruiting team at

As set forth in our mission and values, Smith College is committed to promoting a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty. The College will not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other classification protected by law. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination.

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