Chemistry Instructor

Faculty / Full-Time

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Position Requirements

Starting in the 2023/24 school year, the science department seeks a passionate, energetic, and innovative chemistry teacher who is interested in being part of a collaborative group of teachers and working with highly motivated high school students in a diverse, mostly residential community.  This is a full-time, three-year term  position.

Experience and enthusiasm for working with adolescents both inside and outside of the classroom is essential.  Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in chemistry or related field and classroom teaching experience.  An advanced degree is welcome.  Candidates with experience and/or expertise in environmental chemistry, as is the ability to teach an additional science at the introductory level, are encouraged to apply.  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.

In addition, candidates should demonstrate…

  • A broad background in chemistry and the ability to teach at the introductory level.
  • Experience teaching a lab-based chemistry course in a classroom setting for a minimum of 2 years preferred.
  • Willingness to enforce all school policies and rules governing student behavior.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community.


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. Diversity or cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study.
  2. Criminal background check
  3. Driving Record Check
  4. COVID Vaccine Policy: Phillips Exeter Academy requires all community members without a medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters. *With the exception of a PEA-approved medical or religious exemption.


In addition to a CV, applicants should submit a cover letter and/or teaching statement indicating a specific interest in teaching at a residential high school that is actively committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The hiring committee will begin the applicant review process on March 24, 2023.


Phillips Exeter Academy

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