Biology Instructor – Full-Time 2 Yr Term

Faculty / Temporary

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Position Summary:  

The science department seeks a passionate, energetic, and innovative teacher to fill a full-time, 2-year teaching position beginning  in the 2024-2025 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.

Experience and enthusiasm for working with adolescents both inside and outside of the classroom is essential.  Candidates should have a broad background in biology and the ability to teach at both introductory and advanced levels. Strong candidates will be skilled at adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.  Spending time with students giving extra help, advising, working as dormitory faculty, and leading extracurricular activities is an integral part of the job.

Additional requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in biology or related field is required. An advanced degree in biology or related field, as well as classroom teaching experience is preferred.
  • Experience teaching a lab-based biology course for a minimum of 2 years in preferred. 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.


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:



Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter, NH
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender