Job Openings

Blair Academy, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.

School Setting

Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school in northwest New Jersey where 460 students pursue a superior college preparatory education amid a caring, vibrant community. Strong faculty-student relationships lead to exceptional learning and empower students to become persons of great accomplishment and character.

How to Apply—Faculty Positions

Unless otherwise specified in the job listing, a résumé, letter of interest, 2-3 letters of recommendation, and a current transcript (which may be unofficial) should be forwarded to Maria Bowditch, director of faculty hiring, by mail at P.O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ 07825-0600 or, by email at bowdim@blair.edu

Science Department Head/Biology Teacher

Position Available: Blair Academy announces an opening for an experienced Biology teacher who may serve as the Science Department Head. We are searching for an enthusiastic, student-centered, collegial and mature teacher who will be responsible for ensuring that our science teaching is cohesive, inquiry-based and appropriately challenging across our four-year sequence. Blair actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates, including members of traditionally underrepresented groups.  

The strongest applicants will have the following qualifications:

  • At least five years of high school teaching experience 
  • Significant teaching experience in more than one Science discipline, including Biology 
  • Demonstrated success with project-based, inquiry-based, and interdisciplinary approaches. 
  • A passion for teaching students at all levels, from freshman classes through Advanced Placement 
  • An advanced degree in Biology or a related field, or an M. Ed. with a B.A. in Biology 
  • Interest and experience integrating technology, design thinking, and engineering 
  • A desire and vision for improving science instruction and for advancing STEAM education 
  • Prior experience in a leadership role 
Typical job responsibilities include:
  • Fulfilling the role of department head for up to three years as determined by the Dean of Faculty in consultation with the Head of School. A department head’s term may be renewed or extended at the discretion of the Dean of Faculty 
  • Teaching 3 sections each semester 
  • Coaching or assisting with a sport for two seasons or with activities for three seasons 
  • Advising a group of 6 to 8 students 
  • Providing weekly supervision for boarding students 

Latin Teacher

Blair seeks an experienced Latin teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Strong preference will be given to candidates with an advanced subject-area degree and a minimum of three years of high school teaching experience. Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collegiality and a sense of humor. A passion for project/problem based learning and interdisciplinary approaches are two further qualifications for ideal candidates. Latin sections will potentially include Level 1 through Level 4/5, and Levels 1 and 2 are based on the Ecce Romani series. The selected candidate will also participate in dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities, and coaching. Blair actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates, including members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Spanish Teacher

Blair seeks an experienced Spanish teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collegiality and a sense of humor. A passion for project/problem based learning and interdisciplinary approaches are two further qualifications for ideal candidates. Strong preference will be given to candidates with an advanced, subject-area (Spanish) degree and to those with a minimum of three years teaching experience. Significant travel or education abroad is also desirable. The preferred candidate will be able to teach both upper and lower levels. The position also includes dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities, and coaching. Blair actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates, including members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

How to Apply—Staff Positions

Inquiries about non-teaching positions should be directed to the email address listed in the individual position descriptions. 

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