Chemistry Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Governor’s Academy, Byfield, MA

The Governor’s Academy, the oldest boarding school in New England, inspires and engages inquisitive students in ninth through twelfth grade. Our 456-acre campus is located thirty miles north of Boston and five miles south of Newburyport, a classic New England coastal town. Govs has approximately 400 students and 200 employees. 

Govs faculty and staff are committed to creating and cultivating an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that allows students to learn from each other’s unique backgrounds and experiences, discover their passions, find and use their distinctive voices, and achieve academic and co-curricular excellence. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

Adults in our community are professionals who appreciate individuality, collaboration, and service to others— all so that we can go far together. 


This full-time chemistry teaching position will have ongoing contact with and direct responsibility for the academic and social life of students on campus (in loco parentis) and will involve specific responsibilities that include coaching or other afternoon program involvement, possible residential life duty, and student advising. The successful candidate will be deeply invested in a student-centered pedagogy providing authentic, hands-on learning experiences, will have enthusiasm and appreciation for working with adolescents, will be a collaborative member of the teaching faculty, and will desire to deepen their teaching practice through innovative ideas and research-based best practices. With Teaching Faculty status comes the expectation of total involvement in the lives of students on campus, contributing to the life of the campus through various means inside and outside the classroom. Housing may or may not be available. 



  • 3 sections of science with a primary focus in chemistry

Afternoon Program:

  • 2 seasons of coaching or equivalent

Residential Life Program:

  • Dorm parenting or equivalent, depending on housing status

Student Life:

  • Advisor 
  • Weekend duties


  • Advisor to no more than 7 students beginning in the second year at Governor’s 
  • Weekend chaperone duties
  • Must show a demonstrated interest, through teaching practices and/or professional development experiences, in creating equitable, and inclusive spaces and in pursuing social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work through the curriculum


B.S. is required, masters level preferred; Chemistry teaching experience preferred; experience in coaching and/or playing interscholastic athletics, directing, and/or experience on stage in the performing arts preferred. Must be able to work collegially, be committed to working in a diverse community; have experience working and communicating with diverse populations; enjoy working with young people in a boarding school environment; and must have a valid driver’s license. 


As an educational community, the Academy has an administration, a faculty, and a student body committed to learning. We pursue this commitment in a dynamic environment that fosters lifelong intellectual independence, responsibility, teamwork, service, and respect for others. We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community that is physically and emotionally healthy. 

Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, military service, application for military service, or any other category protected under state or federal law. Please notify us if you wish to request a reasonable accommodation to complete this application, interview for the position, or otherwise participate in the hiring process. We will consider all such requests in accordance with applicable law. 

The Governor’s Academy

Byfield, MA
High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender