Phillips Academy seeks a full-time continuing instructor in studio art/foundations beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. Depending on the candidate’s areas of expertise, courses taught may include drawing, design, and mixed media, in addition to introductory foundations classes. There may also be opportunities to teach interdisciplinary classes in collaboration with other departments throughout the school. If applicable, candidates should indicate interest and/or experience in interdisciplinary teaching. The specific teaching assignment will consist of three or four class sections per trimester, most likely with two to three preparations. We seek dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the academic, athletic, and residential programs at this boarding school. Phillips Academy is committed to fostering a global, diverse and inclusive academic community. A master's degree plus a minimum of three years teaching experience is preferred and a full background check is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To begin your application, please visit our Application Portal to submit a cover letter, resume, two letters of reference, a single PDF file that contains a web link to your portfolio (or an embedded portfolio of your work), as well as a portfolio of student work. Your cover letter should be written to the attention of Patrick Farrell, Dean of Faculty, Phillips Academy and address your experience and interest in working in an intentionally diverse residential high school community. Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
About Phillips Andover Academy
Established in 1778, Phillips Academy is a co-educational, boarding secondary school located just north of Boston and which educates students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. Our motto, Non sibi, not for self, was forged by Paul Revere into the original seal 240 years ago. The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development. The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
The Academy embraces equity, inclusion, and wellness and is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to embrace differences of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, national origin..., and religion. In its programs, the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.
Andover's 1778 Constitution charges the academy to prepare "Youth from every quarter" to understand that "goodness without knowledge is weak...yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous." This obligation challenges students, faculty, and staff in mind, body and spirit to see beyond themselves and to go beyond the familiar; to remain committed to developing what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves.