Mathematics Instructor- One-Year Term

Phillips Exeter Academy | Exeter, NH, United States

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Posted Date 2/19/2024

Position Summary:

The mathematics department seeks a passionate and energetic teacher to fill a full-time, one-year term teaching position beginning for the 2024/2025 school year with an anticipated permanent position opening for the subsequent academic year. Candidates should be interested in being part of a collaborative group of teachers and working with highly motivated high school students in a diverse, mostly residential community.

Position Requirements

We are looking for a dynamic candidate who will be an active participant in the academic, athletic, co-curricular and residential programs at the Academy.

Applicants must be able to teach pre-college mathematics, ideally, through calculus. Enthusiasm for working with adolescents both inside and out of the classroom is essential. Spending time with students by giving extra help, advising, working as dormitory faculty, and leading extracurricular activities, is an integral part of the job.

Additional requirements:

  • An advanced degree in mathematics, education, or related subjects, is preferred.
  • Experience teaching in a classroom setting for a minimum of 2 years. Equivalent experience may be considered.
  • Experience or interest in diversity and cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study).
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
  • Willingness to enforce all school policies and rules governing student behavior.


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 one to two nights 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 expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee work).

Additional Requirements

  1. Criminal and driving background check.


We will begin to review applications on March 18, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, applications must include the following documents (please upload as three distinct documents):

  • CV or resume.
  • Cover letter indicating a specific interest in teaching at a residential high school that is actively committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s interest in teaching in our student-centered, discussion-based classes.

We encourage all interested applicants to review the course catalogue, which is available here:

Employment Type
Full time

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