Teacher of History & Social Science

  • Deerfield Academy
  • Deerfield Academy, Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA, USA
  • Jan 25, 2021
Full time Education: Jobs K - 12 History Humanities: Other Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description

Deerfield Academy seeks a Teacher of History & Social Science to start on August 15, 2021. We are looking for a teacher who exhibits excellence in the classroom, encourages student inquiry and discussion, is committed to students’ development as informed and ethical citizens of the world, 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.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Job Responsibilities:

  • The primary classroom responsibility will be teaching a variety of courses at different grade levels; versatility and openness to teaching assignments is key.
  • Outside of the classroom, teachers will supervise co-curricular activities (e.g. varsity or sub-varsity teams, community service activities, clubs, publications, etc.).
  • Other responsibilities include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: dormitory association, dining hall duties, committee work, and other routine duties.



  • Experience teaching discussion-centered classes at the high school or college level.
  • A master’s degree (preferred).
  • Interest in and demonstrated skill working with adolescents.
  • The interest, initiative, and energy to thrive in a lively and fast-paced residential academic community.
  • A sense of humor, humility, and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • A commitment to an inclusive community.

Application Details

Please submit your cover letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, and 3 references to the Deerfield Academy online application