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Religion Instructor

Phillips Exeter Academy
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Teacher Education, Humanities, English & Literature, Philosophy, Religion
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Requirements

The Religion Department seeks a full-time religion instructor to begin in the academic year 2022-2023. We are looking for a dynamic candidate prepared to teach a range of the department’s current courses, with broad teaching competencies across more than one religious and/or philosophical tradition and approaches to the study of “religion,” as well as a candidate interested in helping to shape tomorrow’s courses in conversation with the curricular needs of today’s students and world. We especially encourage applicants with teaching competencies in Islam and/or South or East Asian religions and philosophies. We also encourage applications from candidates with demonstrable pedagogical and professional commitment to equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will be an active participant across campus life at the residential boarding school including its academic, residential and extracurricular programs. Prior teaching experience or demonstrable desire for teaching at an independent secondary school, college or graduate level is preferred, as is an advanced degree in religion, philosophy, ethics, or a relevant field.

As part of your application, please submit a cover letter with your interest and relevant experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a current C.V. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

We encourage all interested persons to review the religion department course catalogue, which can be found on pages 61-65 of the Courses of Instruction available here:


While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty position to another, the major job duties of all faculty members 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 per month and 1-2 weeknights per week of dormitory duty, 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).
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