Career Opportunities 

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Emerson Waldorf School (EWS), set on fifty-four wooded acres, was founded in 1984 and offers grades N-12. EWS became a full member of AWSNA in 1998 and is accredited by NCAIS and SAIS/SACS. The Research Triangle Area of North Carolina, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, is growing rapidly and is situated midway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast. Please visit our Relocation Info page to learn more about the area.  Teaching at Emerson Waldorf School in Chapel Hill, NC offers many rewards, such as:

Classes- A large, vibrant early childhood program feeds healthy-sized classes.
School- A full, well rounded Waldorf education, Nursery through 12th grade.  Full AWSNA member school and current SAIS/SACS accreditation.
Campus- A spacious 54 acres of woods, meadow, and gentle hills.  Includes a 20+ acre farm.
Colleagues- Experienced faculty share a warm collegiality and a healthy engagement in cooperative leadership.
Benefits- Competitive salary and outstanding benefits with full tuition remission for children of full time employees.
Governance- Solid governance structure, with clear means for sharing authority between Administration, Board, and College.
Anthroposophy- A strong local anthroposophical society offers study groups, First Class group, Foundation Studies and festival activities.  Two local biodynamic farms, a local anthroposophical doctor, and a Christian Community.
Location- Midway between the North Carolina mountains and the Atlantic coast.  An economically strong region known for its cutting-edge research facilities.
Community- Rural farmlands, friendly small-towns, suburban neighborhoods and urban dwellings are all no more than an easy 20-minute drive.
Culture- We are home to five major universities and a rich cultural life including a world class symphony, opera company, dance festival, theater companies, and museums.

Emerson Waldorf School has a commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. We do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, parental status, familial status, national origin, age, and disability. People of color and others underrepresented in our community are encouraged to apply. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for employment to all applicants.

EWS offers a competitive annual salary with generous annual teaching experience increments, health benefits and full tuition remission for children of full-time salaried employees. Experienced, strong faculty share warm collegiality and a healthy understanding of cooperative leadership.

We are currently hiring:

Pedagogical Director

Emerson Waldorf School is currently seeking a Pedagogical Director.  

Strong candidates will have excellent communication and executive skills, the ability to coordinate and lead a team of capable and experienced teachers, a strong attention to detail, and extensive classroom experience or knowledge of the Waldorf pedagogy and curriculum N - 12.  

Full job description is now posted here.


High School Physical Science and/or Life Science Teacher for 2018-2019

The Emerson Waldorf High School is seeking enthusiastic and capable Physical Science and/or Life Science teachers to join our faculty. The ideal candidate will be familiar with a phenomena-based approach to Science teaching and either have Waldorf teaching experience or currently be enrolled in Waldorf High School Science training. Less experienced candidates with a genuine interest in training will also be considered.

In addition to teaching Science Main Lessons and Science electives or tracks, responsibilities will also include the teaching of some additional Math courses, as well as class sponsorship and advisor duties.

The Emerson Waldorf School is committed to providing its students with a solid Science program, grounded in the best pedagogical practices.


Apply Now:

If you are interested in joining our exceptional faculty, please e-mail your resume and cover letter, brief biographical sketch, and three references to:

Kelley Wiley
Communications Director
Emerson Waldorf School
6211 New Jericho Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina27516

919-967-1858 x113


The Emerson Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admissions policies, tuition adjustment program, athletic, or other school-administered programs.