Health and Human Development Instructor

The Health and Human Development department of Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire is seeking a full-time instructor beginning in 2021/22 academic year. We are looking for a dynamic candidate who will be an active participant in the academic, athletic and residential programs at the Academy. Applicants should be able to: teach non-traditional health and human development curriculum for ninth, tenth grades and eleventh graders; as well as teach healthy transition courses for all new students in the fall term and for seniors in the spring; work one-on-one with students regarding personal behavior change; and develop campus community health education programs as necessary.

Prior teaching experience of 2-4 years at the independent secondary school or college level is preferred, as is an advanced degree in health education or a relevant field. Interest and experience in supporting residential life is also preferred.


While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty position to another, the major job duties of all faculty members generally include the following:

  • Teaching: Faculty teach four classes per semester, and exercise great authority in academic and disciplinary matters. All classes are student-centered discussions around a Harkness table. In order to meet the intellectual needs of the school’s talented and highly motivated students, teachers are expected to be dedicated to daily preparation for the best possible classes.
  • Residential Life: Faculty reside in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s community-centered student dorm life. Each faculty member generally is responsible for one weekend of dormitory duty per month and one to three weekdays of dormitory duty per week, depending on the dormitory size.
  • C ultural Competency: Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life
  • Advising: Faculty are generally expected to serve as a mentor to student advisees throughout the students’ time at Exeter. The adviser is the main liaison between an advisee’s parents and the Academy.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Faculty are generally expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee work).

Additional Requirements
  1. Diversity or cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study. LBGTQ, social justice and trauma informed teaching or experience or knowledge a plus.
  2. Willingness to enforce all school policies and rules governing student behavior.
  3. Curriculum development expertise desired.
  4. Experience working with youth in peer education desired.
  5. Proof of authority to work in the Unites States, full time.
  6. Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 3 years) .
  7. Clean Driving record (reviewed annually) .
  8. Successfully complete a pre-employment physical/health screening examination that may include a drug screening (position dependent) .

In addition to a CV, applicants should submit a cover letter and/or teaching statement indicating a specific interest in teaching at a residential high school that is actively committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and antiracism.

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