Deerfield Academy seeks a dynamic and experienced Teacher of Mathematics to start on August 15, 2016. We’re looking for a teacher who cares deeply about the welfare of our students, works collaboratively with colleagues, and is deeply committed to developing an inclusive community. As a private boarding school, Deerfield actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty. We also offer an outstanding working environment, excellent benefits, and students who are eager to learn.
Deerfield offers an unmatched environment for teaching. Near the Five Colleges (Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire College, and UMass Amherst), Deerfield’s 300-acre campus hosts exceptional facilities that enable powerful teaching both in and out of the classroom. Our students are engaging and excited to learn—and they are willing to work hard at their studies. Outside the classroom, our community is focused on active and ethical living.
Our teachers are committed to ongoing renewal. We seek candidates who are genuinely committed to their own growth, who are eager to work with colleagues to review the curriculum and programs we offer, and who can foster critical thinking, empathy, and determination in our students. As a boarding school, our faculty teach, mentor, and model—in the classroom, in the dorm, at the dining hall, and on the playing field.
Diversity is essential to Deerfield’s success. Diverse perspectives within our school population fuel creative and innovative thinking, build empathy and consideration, and provide varied skills and experiences from which the entire community can benefit. Deerfield actively seeks candidates who are members of or support traditionally underrepresented groups—especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, and educational background.
The primary responsibility is to teach all levels of mathematics from Algebra I to courses that extend beyond BC Calculus. Other responsibilities for this position include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: dormitory residence or association, coaching assignments, dining hall duties, committee work, and other routine duties.
Prior experience teaching classes such as Multivariable Calculus, AB and BC Calculus is preferable. A candidate must also possess the interest and energy to thrive in a lively work pace, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor and the ability to work as part of a team. Clearly a desire to live and work in a residential academic community is essential.
Deerfield Academy is situated in the middle of Historic Deerfield, a colonial village in western Massachusetts. The Academy is nonsectarian and coeducational; it enrolls 635 students and employs 128 faculty; it offers competitive salary and benefits packages.
Interested applicants may complete an online application here.
Deerfield Academy does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.