History Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Lawrence Academy, Groton, MA

History Teacher


Lawrence Academy (LA) is a boarding and day school in Groton, MA, serving 400 students in grades 9-12. LA enjoys its heritage as one of the oldest independent schools in the country while embracing a contemporary student-centered approach that supports its mission. In LA’s tightly knit environment, students are supported and encouraged to exercise their minds, discover their voices, learn creatively, and take their own initiative. The academic program is uniquely hands-on and allows students to discover how their education can be applied in daily life.

LA has an opening for an experienced, innovative full-time History teacher beginning in August 2024. The LA department believes in bringing the material alive, rather than just giving students a fact to memorize. Teachers put an emphasis on active learning, inquiry, and simulation, and focus on depth of knowledge over breadth. Candidates must have a background in history, with a strong preference for those who have classroom experience. This full-time position will be responsible for teaching five sections of History. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach high school aged students. Candidates must also be very comfortable working one-on-one with students and be open and accessible for extra help; important components of being a teacher at Lawrence Academy. Candidates should also embrace developing learning strategies to help a range of students to achieve success.

In addition to teaching responsibilities, candidates must be willing to engage in all aspects of boarding school life from curricular, co-curricular (primarily athletics), and extracurricular programming to residential life programming. Campus housing is available for faculty positions. All members of the faculty are part of our residential program and have regular weekday night duty and some weekend duties.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree and expertise in subject matter.
  • Must have 3-5 years of teaching experience.
  • Enthusiasm and desire to work with high school age students.
  • Preference will be given to candidates interested in contributing to all aspects of boarding school life.
  • Successfully complete required background checks.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and reference list in a single PDF to Libby Margraf, at jobs@lacademy.edu. The email subject line should be “History Teacher.” No phone calls please.

Cultural competence is an essential element of teaching and learning at Lawrence Academy. We are therefore seeking individuals who are committed to actively participating in professional development and engaging in our cultural competency programs that are structured to move our community forward equitably and inclusively. We encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. The Academy does not discriminate and does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran or Uniformed Service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

For more information on Lawrence Academy go to www.lacademy.edu.

Lawrence Academy

Groton, MA
High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender