Deerfield Academy is a unique community in which to work and live, made so by its size, location, beautiful campus, state-of-the-art facilities, and talented workforce. If you have the interest and the qualifications, you might count yourself among those who are part of the Deerfield Academy community.
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, religious, ethnic and socioeconomic background.
Deerfield Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school located in Western Massachusetts with approximately 650 students and 500 employees. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.
Deerfield Academy provides access to high-quality health care by maintaining comprehensive group medical and dental plans. A Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) is paired with the medical plan, which assists employees with expenses associated with the deductible.
The Academy’s retirement plan is a defined contribution, non-contributory plan through TIAA individual retirement annuities. The Academy contributes 9.5% of salary up to 75% of the Social Security High Bend Point, and 13.8% of the portion of salary which exceeds this index. This contribution is subject to a 33 month vesting schedule. A tax-deferred annuity plan is available for employee elective deferrals.
Leave for professional development (sabbatical), holidays, vacation, sick, personal, funeral, parental, and military leave time are all generously offered according to employee classification and federal and statutory laws.
Over 140 faculty members provide instruction for our 650 students. The 13-year median length of service of faculty members is one measure of the stability and quality of life at Deerfield.
Deerfield offers an unmatched environment for teaching.
Near the Five Colleges (Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, 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 committed to their own professional growth, who are eager to work with colleagues in a productive manner towards departmental goals, 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.
Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: Deerfield Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.