The Governor’s Academy, Byfield, MA
2022 – 2023 School Year
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.
The Academy has approximately 400 students and 250 employees. Our faculty and staff are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse and inclusive community that allows students to discover their passions, use their unique voices, and achieve academic and co-curricular excellence. 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 Science 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
- 2 seasons of coaching or equivalent
Residential Life Program:
- Dorm parenting or equivalent, depending on housing status.
- 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, inclusive, and anti-racist spaces and pursuing social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work through the curriculum.
B.A. in Science, M.A. preferred; teaching experience preferred; experience in coaching and/or playing interscholastic athletics preferred; must be able to work collegially; must be committed to working in a diverse community and have the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations; must enjoy working with young people in a boarding school environment; and must have a valid driver’s license.
Statement of School Values: 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, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other category protected under state or federal law.