Philadelphia Public Schools Now Accepting Applications for All Teaching and Counseling Positions for the 2018-2019 School Year

Posted on January 22, 2018
Categories: News from SDP

PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia has opened its teacher and school counselor application process for the 2018-2019 school year, over a month earlier than last year.

“This is a great time to be a teacher or counselor in Philadelphia’s public schools. Not only is there tremendous momentum and progress taking place in our schools, but with a new contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, we have greater stability for our workforce,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Superintendent.

The District is looking to hire teachers in all content areas, with a particular need in the areas of special education, STEM, bilingual Spanish elementary, and middle years. The application for candidates interested in teaching and counseling positions for the 2018-2019 school year can be found here.

Candidates will be evaluated on the competencies of personal leadership, instructional practice, cultural competence, and professional responsibility, and must meet the following requirements:

  • Be certified in Pennsylvania or expect to possess a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate before the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year; and
  • Answer questions and upload a lesson plan in their area of interest as part of the application.

Out-of-state candidates or those interested in changing careers are also welcome to apply.

The District’s Office of Talent will issue commitment letters guaranteeing employment to all teachers who become eligible starting in January 2018. Teachers will then identify their placement preferences through the site selection process starting in April.

The application was first announced through a post on the District’s Office of Talent Facebook page.

In addition, last month the District hosted a recruitment fair for current student teachers interested in teaching in January 2018. Several attendees were offered jobs on the spot and will become teachers with the District starting next year.