Deerfield Academy seeks a Teacher of Chemistry and
Biology 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 in co-curricular activities.
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.
ABOUT THIS POSITION:
- The primary responsibility is to teach all levels of chemistry
and biology, with a preference for someone who can also teach
introductory level physics.
- Outside of the classroom, faculty members generally supervise
multiple co-curricular activities (varsity or sub-varsity athletics
teams, community service activities, clubs, publications,
- 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
- Experience teaching chemistry and biology in some setting.
- A master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.
- Interest in and demonstrated skill working with
- Demonstrated multicultural competency, the ability to build
strong relationships with students from a variety of backgrounds,
and a commitment to helping build an inclusive community.
- The energy to thrive in a lively and fast-paced residential
- A sense of humor, humility, and the ability to work as part of
Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school
located in western Massachusetts with 670 students and 140 faculty.
The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious
Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and
prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard
to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability
status, genetics, protected military veteran status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.