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Upper School History Teacher

Job Details

Trustees of Thayer Academy - BRAINTREE, MA


Thayer Academy’s Upper School seeks a student-focused collaborator to teach in its Upper School History Department. This full-time position includes instructing four classes, advising a small group of students, and participating in the life of the school with students through coaching and/or supervising student activities. This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 10-month position. Upper School teachers report to the Upper School Director.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Teach four sections of History, ranging from World History (we offer a two-year World History curriculum), US History, and possible senior semester-based electives.

  • Advise a group of 8-10 students.

  • Apply practices in the classroom and other settings that foster equity, inclusion, and belonging among Thayer Academy community members. 

  • Serve as an athletic coach for one or more seasons (preferred).

  • Participate in ongoing professional development and engage in growth opportunities.


  • A bachelor’s degree required, Masters (or higher) preferred in Education, History, or related field 

  • 3-5 years of teaching experience at the high school level preferred

  • Passion for working with adolescents, and desire to build relationships 

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the classroom, in curriculum, and in relationships with members of the school community 

  • High level of comfort and experience with technology in an educational setting 

  • Willingness to work on a team in a collaborative department 

  • Ability to communicate and listen effectively with students and families 

  • Commitment to building a reflective teaching practice and an innovative approach to classroom pedagogy

  • Interest in engaging in ongoing dialogue with division leadership, department head, and colleagues about best teaching and learning practices

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, their families, and colleagues


Application Information

  • Please click here to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three to five references, including two present or past supervisors.

  • Equal Opportunity Act: 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.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act: Thayer Academy complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means that we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training, and any other conditions or privileges of employment.