History Instructor- Full Time 1 Yr Term

Faculty / Temporary

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Position Summary:  

The History department seeks a passionate and energetic teacher to fill a one-year, full-time 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, and co-curricular programs at the Academy.  Temporary housing with associated residential duties may be available.

Strong candidates will have academic training and professional experience that enables them to teach general courses in American history and teach other courses already offered by the academy’s history department.  Field of expertise in history is open.   Prior teaching experience and residential work is highly desirable.

Additional requirements:

  • A master’s degree in history or related filed is required.
  • 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.

The position may also have duties related to the following areas of responsibility:

  • Residential Life:   If housing is offered, the faculty member will 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.

The hiring committee will begin the applicant review process on 02/19/2024.

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