Teacher of English

Deerfield Academy seeks a Teacher of English to start on August 17, 2022. We are looking for a teacher who exhibits excellence in the classroom, cares deeply about the welfare of our students, and is interested in working collaboratively with colleagues. Deerfield teachers enjoy an outstanding work environment and excellent benefits, and engage with students who are eager to learn. Deerfield actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty and develop an inclusive community. Interested candidates should be enthusiastic about living in close proximity to teenagers and working with students both in and outside of the classroom.




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.




Job Responsibilities: 

  • The primary classroom responsibility will be the instruction of students between grades 9 and 12 in literature and writing.
  • Supervise co-curricular activities (e.g. varsity or sub-varsity teams, community service activities, clubs, publications, etc.)
  • Other responsibilities include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: dormitory residency or association, advising, dining hall duties, committee work, and other routine duties.



  • Experience instructing writing and the reading of texts from a broad range of genres and voices.
  • Enthusiasm and demonstrated skill for working with high school students at all grade levels.
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • Demonstrated multicultural competency and the ability to build strong relationships with students from a variety of backgrounds.
  • The desire to live and work in a residential academic community.
  • The interest, initiative, and energy to thrive within a lively and fast-paced workplace, a sense of humor, and the desire to work collaboratively with colleagues.


Please click here to apply. 




Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

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.