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Employment Opportunities at Thayer Academy


The Mission of Thayer Academy is to inspire a diverse community of students

to moral, intellectual, aesthetic, and physical excellence

so that each may rise

to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good.


Upper School Math Teacher
Thayer Academy seeks a full-time Upper School Math Teacher to begin in August 2016. The ideal candidate will be able to teach a range of levels from Algebra through Calculus. Coaching, advising, and other involvement in student life is expected. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Highley Thompson, Upper School Director (hthompson@thayer.org).

Thayer Academy Teaching Fellow
The purpose of the Thayer Academy Teaching Fellows Program is to provide a two-year commitment to aspiring educators from traditionally under-represented ethnic and racial backgrounds the opportunity to work and learn at an excellent independent school. Fellows will become familiar with all aspects of Thayer’s extensive academic and extracurricular programs and will work closely with a professional mentor in the assigned areas of responsibility.

Initially, Fellows will observe classes and assist with individual and group projects. As the year progresses, Fellows will take on more responsibility, typically culminating in teaching classes. As part of a broad introduction to independent school life, Fellows will also visit classes outside their chosen disciplines on a regular basis; they will have both regular and informal meetings/conversations with Thayer staff concerning educational issues, curricula, and topics relevant to teaching at the middle and secondary levels in independent schools. Other responsibilities will include participating in family/teacher conferences, attending faculty meetings, and fulfilling other occasional duties, such as coaching.

In addition, the Academy will expect Teaching Fellows to work with the assigned mentor to develop a two-year professional development plan that will include but not be limited to enrollment in a Master’s program. Thayer Academy will fully fund these activities during the Fellows’ employment at the Academy.

While it may very well be the case that Thayer Academy will seek to hire Fellows as full-time teachers upon conclusion of the Program, the Academy will commit to providing guidance and support for other future professional opportunities that Fellows may pursue following the conclusion of the Program.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree with a major in an area related to English, Mathematics, Foreign Language, Social Studies, Science, Drama, Arts, or Physical Education.

Compensation: A stipend of $30,000 and fully supported professional growth opportunities, including enrollment in a Master’s program. Housing may be an option, depending on availability.

Candidates interested in the Thayer Fellows program should send a cover letter and resume to Matt Dunne, Director of Studies (mdunne@thayer.org).


Thayer Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with and adheres to all state and federal anti-discrimination laws with respect to its employment practices. Thayer Academy does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, or disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law. This policy extends to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, assignment, working conditions, promotions, transfers, termination, re-employment, education, tuition assistance, employee treatment, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. All employment-related decisions are made on a nondiscriminatory basis so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.

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