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Teaching & Administrative Faculty Positions

If you are interested in any of the open faculty positions, please email your resume along with a cover letter and two letters of reference (as a single PDF) to Applicants will be reviewed by:

Mr. Patrick J. Farrell Dean of Faculty on the Edward E. Elson Foundation
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810-4161

Successful candidates for certain positions assume teaching, residential, and athletic responsibilities. FULL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED. EOE. Master's degree and minimum of three years teaching experience preferred for all faculty teaching positions. Phillips Academy is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community.

If you are interested in any of the open administrator positions, please email the requested materials to

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)

Assistant Director/Manager of Programs

Phillips Academy Andover seeks an experienced, dynamic and creative individual to fill an eleven month administrative position of Assistant Director/Manager of Programs. Collaborating with members of the IRT staff, especially the Executive Director, the ADMP will work with the consortium graduate program deans and admissions officers to coordinate the graduate school application process, support the Manager of Recruitment and Admissions to execute strategic recruitment and retention plans, and organize and participate in advisory board meetings.  The ADMP’s functions will be largely internally-focused, acting as the primary internal supervisory for staff and supporting all staff in the successful completion of their shared and leadership responsibilities.  Answering to the Executive Director, the ADMP will coordinate implementing and managing processes that relate to the educational and training offerings of the IRT, including but not limited to the Summer Workshop, Teaching Fellows Partnership with Phillips Academy, and the Phillips Academy Intern Program. Other key responsibilities will include recruitment, extensive student advising on graduate school applications as well as program degree and field selection, convene and lead staff meetings, retreats and trainings, and work with the Executive Director to create and implement strategically meaningful and innovative educational programs and activities that advance the IRT mission.


  • A critical knowledge of MA/PhD research and practical programs in the Arts and Sciences fields supported by the IRT
  • An academic background in the social sciences or humanities
  • An advanced degree in the social sciences, humanities, or education, preferably a PhD in his/her area of study
  • A record of successfully working with diverse and underrepresented students
  • Experience successfully writing and managing grants
  • Mastery of software and technology used in the daily processes and functioning of the office (including but not limited to Canvas, Google, Outlook, Word, Excel, ChromeRiver)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to multitask
  • Superior teamwork ethic  and willingness to collaborate
  • An entrepreneurial spirit: the willingness to self-direct in the area of leadership responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to travel

This position is 11 months per year beginning on September 1 and ending on July 31.  Full background check required.  Please send a cover letter and resume to


Music Adjunct in Voice

Phillips Academy seeks an adjunct faculty member in private vocal instruction for the 2015-16 school year. Qualified candidates will have the ability to perform and teach in a variety of musical styles. Opportunities for collaborative performances with other music faculty and adjuncts exist. We seek dynamic candidates who are interested in teaching a wide range of skill levels, from beginners with no previous training to advanced singers interested in pursuing vocal performance in college. Candidates are expected to be able to commit to teaching on the same day of the week throughout each term (and preferably throughout the school year).

A full background check is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please email a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference (preferably in single pdf) to Patrick Farrell, Dean of Faculty, at

Office of Academy Resources

Major Gifts Officer

Phillips Academy seeks candidates for the role of Major Gifts Officer.  The MGO will manage a portfolio of alumni and parent leadership gift prospects ($100,000+). Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, and working collaboratively and strategically with colleagues in the Office of Academy Resources, faculty, senior leadership of the Academy and volunteers, the MGO will secure resources essential to maintaining Andover’s place at the forefront of private secondary education.

Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum of 5-7 years of successful fundraising experience in development or academic advancement fields required. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts is highly desired. Ideal candidate will have excellent writing and oral communication skills. Knowledge of fundraising databases and Microsoft Office. Strong organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to being a member of the OAR team.

A full background check is required. Please submit cover letter and résumé to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

John G. Palfrey Jr. became Andover’s 15th head of school in 2012.

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