Physics Teacher
  • Science
  • Teacher

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Accredited by NEASC

Position Requirements

The Science Department seeks a passionate, energetic, and innovative full-time physics teacher who is interested in being part of a collaborative group of physics teachers and working with highly motivated high school students in a diverse, mostly residential community.  

Candidates should demonstrate…

  • A broad background in physics and the ability to teach introductory levels.
  • Experience teaching a lab-based physics course in a classroom setting preferred.  
  • Enthusiasm for the additional responsibilities involved with working at a residential school. 
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community. 
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree in physics or a related field.   
  • 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.
  • Residential Life:   Faculty generally 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 three 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 generally expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee work). 

Additional Requirements

  1. Diversity or cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study and understanding of intercultural perspectives.
  2. Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 5 years).
  3. Clean Driving record (reviewed annually).

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This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.  The Academy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disabilities or any other classification protected by state or federal law.