Employment Opportunities

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, two to three letters of recommendation, and a current transcript (which may be unofficial) should be forwarded to Lorry Perry by mail at P.O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ 07825-0600 or, by email at .

Assistant Wrestling Coach

Blair Academy seeks a wrestling coach for employment beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The ideal candidate will have competed as a Division I wrestler, will be knowledgeable in FreeStyle and Greco, will have the ability to wrestle with the team, and will train with the team until Fargo in late July. Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collegiality and a sense of humor.  

How to Apply: Résumé and letter of interest should be forwarded to Maria Bowditch, director of faculty hiring, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J.  07825-0600 or, by email, to bowdim@blair.edu.  

Biology Teacher

Blair Academy seeks an experienced biology teacher for employment beginning in the 2018-2019 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 applicants with an advanced, subject-area (environmental science, biology) degree and five years of teaching experience. Candidates must be able to teach all levels, through Advanced Placement. The position includes dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities and coaching.

Director of Academic Support

Blair Academy announces an opening for an enthusiastic, student-centered Director of Academic Support who will provide leadership in supporting Blair students to become the best academic versions of themselves in partnership with the school’s dynamic and nurturing faculty.

Primary job responsibilities include

  • Working with all students to develop strategies to improve in areas such as executive functioning, time management and organization
  • Developing programs to support students needing significant learning support due to a diagnosed learning disability or a review of academic performance at the school
  • Providing ongoing training to the faculty on issues related to learning disabilities and how to support students with individualized learning plans
  • Writing individualized learning plans for students
  • Overseeing the peer tutoring program
  • Supporting school programs related to executive functioning (Freshman Study Hall and Structured Study Hall) and overseeing external professionals who work individually with students
  • Coordinating with the Dean of Academics, Academic Monitors and Director of Counseling to develop long- and short-term support systems for students, specifically through attendance at weekly Monday night meetings.

The strongest applicants will have the following qualifications

  • A master’s degree in Special Education, Counseling, or Educational Psychology
  • Prior experience teaching/coaching students with learning disabilities
  • The ability to interpret test data, evaluations, achievement tests and behavioral scales
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially communication skills with colleagues and parents
  • A passion for working with students

How to Apply

Résumé, letter of interest, transcripts (which may be unofficial) and 2-3 letters of recommendation should be emailed to HR@blair.edu, or sent to P. O. Box 600, Blairstown, NJ 07825-0600.

Math Teacher

Blair Academy seeks an experienced Mathematics teacher for employment beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a degree in math. Candidates must be able to teach all levels, Algebra 1 through Multivariable Calculus.  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.  The selected candidate will also participate in dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities, and coaching.  

Spanish Teacher

Blair seeks an experienced Spanish teacher for the 2018-2019 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 A.P. and lower levels. The position also includes dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities, and coaching.

How to Apply: Staff Positions

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