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English Instructor

Phillips Exeter Academy
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2023
Position Requirements

The English department seeks to hire a full-time teacher interested in being part of a collaborative group of English teachers and working with highly motivated high school students in a diverse, mostly residential community.

Applicants should be prepared to teach literature and writing in multiple genres to students at all high school levels and committed to teaching texts from diverse voices. Enthusiasm for working with adolescents both inside and outside of the classroom is essential. Student writing conferences, advising, working as dormitory faculty, and leading extracurricular activities are integral parts of the job.
  • An advanced degree in English or related subjects is preferred.
  • Experience teaching in a classroom setting for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Willingness to enforce all school policies and rules governing student behavior.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community

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 trimester. 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.
  • Cultural 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.
  • Residential Life: Faculty generally reside in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s community-centered student dormitory life. Each faculty member is generally responsible for one weekend a month and one to two week-nights of dormitory duty per week, depending on the dormitory size.
  • Advising: Faculty are expected to serve as mentors to student advisees throughout students’ time at Exeter. The adviser is the main liaison between an advisee’s family/guardian 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
  • Successful completion of criminal background check (reviewed every 5 years)
  • Successful completion of driving record check (reviewed every 3 years)
  • COVID Vaccine Policy: Phillips Exeter Academy requires all community members without a medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters.
In addition to a CV and list of references, applicants must 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.

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