The MacDuffie School is an independent, co-educational, nonsectarian college preparatory school for grades 6 – 12 offering a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum as well as leadership opportunities and a wide range of extracurricular programs in the arts, athletics, and community service. Founded in 1890 by John and Abby MacDuffie, The MacDuffie School has fostered intellectual habits of mind, high ethical standards, and respect for diversity in students for more than 125 years.
The MacDuffie School seeks a full time teacher of chemistry with a start date of August, 2017. Candidates should be skilled at teaching chemistry at introductory and more advanced levels. Teachers with experience in lab research are particularly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates are expected to have at least three years of teaching experience and a bachelor’s degree (a master's degree is preferred). Applicants must be dynamic individuals who are passionate about their discipline, collaborative and innovative in their approach to teaching, and who embrace and support the diversity of our student body. Our faculty is deeply committed to the entire student experience; it is expected that faculty responsibilities will include a combination of student advising, residential life and extracurricular activities.
MacDuffie is a small, coeducational, boarding/day, college preparatory school for grades 6 – 12, located in Granby, MA. The school has a very diverse student body. Students represent over 20 countries, as well as a number of local municipalities throughout the Pioneer Valley.
MacDuffie's students compete with their peers on standardized test scores (APs, SATs, ACTs, National Language Exams, etc....), and 100% go to colleges of their choice, including many that are highly selective. About a third of students participate in the arts, and about two thirds in athletics, with some overlap between the groups. The arts programs are highly developed, and every year several students are accepted at prestigious professional schools. Students treat each other and members of the faculty with kindness and consideration, with little delineation between grades or cliques.
Students and faculty have a natural and nurturing relationship, based on mutual respect and interest.