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Teaching & Administrative Faculty Positions

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

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, except Teaching Fellowships.

The Andover Teaching Fellowship Program

Teaching Fellowships

During a one-year teaching fellowship, the recent college graduate (bachelor's or master's level) is introduced to a professional career through a program of guided classroom work, professional seminars, and exposure to the theories and methods of experienced faculty. For school year 2015-2016 openings will be posted on this site in the coming months. For information about the program, please review the Teaching Fellow Program application and brochure. Please send your material by email as a single PDF to You may also contact the Dean of Faculty office at 978-749-4003. 

Previous Teaching Fellows have noted the benefits of working in the school's Summer Session ( and (MS)2 program ( prior to start of the regular session. As such, we strongly encourage all applicants to consider applying to one or both of these programs. Also, please note that successful applicants in mathematics, chemistry and English are offered employment for the summer in our Accelerate - Challenge - Enrich program.

Addison Gallery of American Art

Director of Development

The Addison Gallery of American Art has one of the most important collections of American art in the country. The museum acquires, preserves, interprets, and exhibits works of art for the education and enjoyment of local, regional, national, and international audiences, including the students, faculty, and community of Phillips Academy, and other students, teachers, scholars, and the general public.

The Director of Development reports to the Mary Stripp & R. Crosby Kemper Director and will be the chief fundraising officer for the Addison. The Director of Development will be responsible for the overall direction of fundraising, public relations, and special event activity in support of the Addison. The Director of Development will work closely with the Addison’s Board of Governors, as well as the Office of Academy Resources at Phillips Academy to develop and implement strategies that align fundraising efforts.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising (museum, secondary school, or university) is required.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • An understanding of relationship building with donors and prospects
  • Familiarity with non-profit budgeting processes
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strategic planning skill 
  • Database skills
  • Knowledge of the history of art highly desirable

A full background check is required. Please submit cover letter and résumé to by December 5, 2014.


Roger F. Murray Chair in Creative Writing

Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, an independent, coeducational, secondary boarding and day school with a diverse community of students and faculty, seeks a writer-in-residence to fill the Roger F. Murray Chair in Creative Writing. This is a two-year appointment to begin in September 2015, with a possibility of renewal for up to two more years. Responsibilities include teaching two seminar classes (maximum 15 students per class) in creative writing per term. Minimum requirements include at least one published book and demonstrated success in the teaching of creative writing at the university or secondary level. Generous salary and benefit package are competitive with those for similar university appointments. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review to begin on November 3, 2014. Please send by e-mail—if possible, in a single pdf—a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to Letters of reference should be addressed to Patrick Farrell, Dean of Faculty, Phillips Academy. Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Background check required.

Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

Instructor in Computer Science

Phillips Academy seeks an Instructor in Computer Science for academic year 2015-2016. Candidates must be prepared to teach students at every level of computer science, from introductory courses to AP Computer Science and beyond, including data structures. Specific assignments generally comprise three or four sections, most likely with two preparations. We seek dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the academic, athletic, and residential programs. Work experience in a programming-intense field or teaching experience preferred. Full background check required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please email cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference – preferably in a single pdf file – to Letters should be written to the attention of Patrick Farrell, Dean of Faculty, Phillips Academy. Background check required. EOE.

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.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Library

Director of Academy Research, Information and Library Services
Strong Internal Candidate

Phillips Academy, a private, residential secondary school known for its extensive and rigorous program, is restructuring its library function to include both academic and institutional information services. The academy seeks the inaugural Director of Academy Research, Information and Library Services, who will guide the repositioning of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library (OWHL) as a research hub capable of supporting the intellectual and institutional inquiry needs of the academy’s students, faculty and administration.

The Director’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Direction of the day-to-day functions of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library and academy archives, including management of a staff thirteen who provide access, reference, collection management and preservation, archival, and instructional services
  • Oversight and coordination of the academy’s institutional research initiatives, including the development of systems and strategies to collect and analyze data to support the assessment of teaching and learning and progress towards achieving programmatic goals and institutional priorities
  • Development of close partnerships across the academy in support of a culture of pervasive analytics to support decision-making processes

The ideal candidate will possess strong managerial and leadership ability, dynamic and creative analytical skill, knowledge of information and data architectures, and the ability to form collaborative partnerships across multiple constituencies.

View a comprehensive job description.

This is a full-time twelve month position. A full background check is required. E.O.E. Please submit cover letter and c.v. and salary requirements to by December 31, 2014.

Tang Institute

Scholar in Connected Learning, Andover Institute

The Tang Institute seeks an experienced mathematics educator to join a dynamic team working on taking highly successful materials from existing mathematics courses and building online modules to deliver content. Our target audience is middle/high school age students seeking enrichment in  mathematics through challenge and exploration.  Working closely with PA colleagues, s/he will be charged with developing, implementing, piloting, and assessing relevant content in ways that support the overarching goals and explorations of the Institute. The successful candidate will likely teach one section of mathematics. Secondary school mathematics teaching experience and/or graduate work in mathematics or mathematics education and experience with online course development and teaching preferred.  Full background check required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit electronically a cover letter, résumé, and two letters   of reference (a single .pdf file preferred) to Mr. Patrick J. Farrell, Dean of Faculty, at the following address: For additional information on the Tang Institute please visit:


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