Deerfield Academy - Deerfield, MA
Teacher of Physics
Deerfield Academy seeks a dynamic and experienced Teacher of Physics who is willing to coach and live in a dorm to start on August 15, 2017. The ideal candidate enjoys working in an environment that values collaboration, self-reflection, and student-centered practices, and is deeply committed to developing an inclusive community. They are comfortable teaching across the range of our curriculum from introductory conceptual physics to AP-level and research courses.
Deerfield offers an unmatched environment for teaching. As colleagues, we enjoy collaborating about our teaching and improving our craft as educators. Near the Five Colleges (Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire College, and UMass Amherst), Deerfield’s 300-acre campus hosts exceptional facilities that enable dynamic teaching both in and out of the classroom. Our students are engaging and excited to learn—and they are willing to work hard at their studies. Outside the classroom, they find ways to contribute to the community and enjoy themselves.
Our teachers are committed to ongoing renewal. We seek candidates who are genuinely committed to their own growth, who are eager to work with colleagues to review the curriculum and programs we offer, and who can foster critical thinking, empathy, and determination in our students. As a boarding school, our faculty teach, mentor, and model—in the classroom, in the dorm, at the dining hall, on the fields, and in spaces for the arts.
Diversity is essential to Deerfield’s success. Deerfield actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty. Diverse perspectives within our school population fuel creative and innovative thinking, build empathy and consideration, and provide varied skills and experiences from which the entire community can benefit. Deerfield actively seeks candidates who are members of or support traditionally underrepresented groups—especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, religious, ethnic and socioeconomic background.
About this Position
The primary classroom responsibility is to teach high school physics for all levels of students from an introductory, inquiry-based freshman course to AP Physics C, and potentially a year-long project/research course of your specialty and choosing. Project courses have included astronomy, biomechanics, robotics, physics, and mechanical, biomedical, electrical, computer, or other engineering.
Supervise co-curricular activities (e.g. varsity or sub-varsity teams, community service activities, clubs, publications, etc.)
Other responsibilities include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: dormitory association, community meals, committee work, and other routine duties.
Several years of teaching experience in Physics is required.
A postgraduate degree in Physics or Engineering is preferred.
Interest and skill working with adolescents and demonstrated multicultural competency are essential.
The desire to live and work in a residential community. The interest, initiative, and energy to thrive within a lively and fast-paced workplace, a sense of humor, and the ability to work as part of a team.
Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in Western Massachusetts with 630 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.
Deerfield Academy is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, 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 classification protected under state or federal law.