Teachers & School Counselors

Teach Today. Change Tomorrow.

Creativity, innovation, and an intrinsic desire to improve the academic outcomes for all students are the heart of our approach to education. Our student body comes from a vast range of cultural, socioeconomic, and family backgrounds and we’re so thrilled you’re considering teaching or counseling in Philadelphia.

2020-21 Teacher Application Updates

If you’re applying to teach at SDP for the 2020-21 school year, check out when your application will be reviewed and when you will hear back from the Recruitment team:

February 3-7, 2020
March 4-6, 2020

Applications received after March 6, 2020 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, typically within 72 hours.

We’ll be hosting exclusive hiring events for those who pass the application process during this time. At these events, candidates will be able to connect with school leaders seeking potential hires for the 2020-2021 school year.

Early Hire Event Dates (all events will take place in the evening):

January 22, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 18, 2020

Teacher Application Process

2020-21 Counselor Application Updates

If you’re applying to be a School Counselor or Behavioral Health for the 2020-21 school year, check out when your application will be reviewed and when you will hear back from the Recruitment team:

March 9-11
April 13-15
May 5-7

*application closes May 4, although SDP reserves the right to close the position earlier if application volume exceeds our need.

Applications will be reviewed during the following review windows listed below and candidates meeting screening criteria will be invited to be interviewed by the Office of Prevention and Intervention. If you apply and pass the initial interview process, you will be entered into the talent pool and will be eligible to apply and interview for school specific positions. School-based interviews will begin April 1, 2020.

Having an issue submitting your application?

Use our Teacher Application Guide 2019-20 to help you successfully apply in our application system. If you’re still experiencing technical issues in submitting an application, please email jobs@philasd.org.

Already applied and are eligible? 

Check out the Site Selection Overview page.

Questions about certification? 

If you have questions about the certification you need for a position, or if you are enrolled in a certification program and would need an emergency permit for a position, check out our Certification page.

Know a great teacher or counselor?

Do you know any experienced or aspiring teachers or school counselors that should work for the School District of Philadelphia? If so, please refer him or her here!

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