Employment Opportunities

Suffield Academy is a structured school, and it is the faculty who bring this structure to life. The responsibilities required here reflect the mission of a largely residential school community committed to every member’s total growth. The teaching faculty at Suffield are deeply involved in all areas of school life—both the academic and campus life programs. Suffield Academy is and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Art Teacher - Long Term Substitute

March 30, 2020 through June 3, 2020

Suffield Academy is a structured school, and it is the faculty who bring this structure to life. The responsibilities required here reflect the mission of a largely residential school community committed to every member’s total growth. The teaching faculty at Suffield are deeply involved in all areas of school life—both the academic and campus life programs. 
 
The following components are required parts of this position:
  • Classroom teaching – including three sections of photography and two sections of digital design (classes are held Monday – Saturday at Suffield)
  • Providing formal assessments with grades and comments twice during the term
  • Attending faculty meetings
  • Prompt communication with all constituencies
  • Replying to communications from students, parents, or colleagues within 24 hours
 
This is a temporary non-benefits eligible position.
 
If interested, please send a letter of application, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Sara B. Yeager; Dean of Academics and Faculty; Suffield Academy; 185 N. Main Street; Suffield, CT 06078. syeager@suffieldacademy.org

SOLO Director

Suffield Academy is seeking an experienced, vibrant, and inspirational leader for our SOLO (Suffield Outdoor Leadership Opportunities) program. The director is responsible for offering afternoon and weekend programming and develops initiatives to enhance leadership training and outdoor activities.
 
The SOLO Program anchors Suffield Academy’s long standing commitment to leadership education and experiential learning. With state-of-the-art and stunning facilities consisting of a Balance Barn and the Courtney Robinson ’88 Outdoor Leadership Center participants practice being self-reliant and collaborative through activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock-climbing, snow shoeing, and other seasonal activities. From Suffield’s high ropes courses to indoor climbing wall, and close access to great areas for camping and day trips, SOLO uses outdoor experiences as an integral approach to learning leadership skills. It supports the school’s mission of challenging students in a structured and nurturing environment.
 
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a value system that embraces the whole child, an educational philosophy based on the individual growth of students, and a deep understanding of adolescence. Strong communication skills are required as well as full involvement in as residential school, including teaching, advising and duty. A bachelor’s degree is required as well as experience in outdoor education and experiential learning.
 
This is a ten-month, academic year appointment that will also include some classroom teaching and other faculty responsibilities.
 
If interested, please send a letter of application and resume to: Sara B. Yeager, Dean of Academics and Faculty; Suffield Academy; 185 N Main Street; Suffield, CT 06078. syeager@suffieldacademy.org

Advanced Biology Teacher

Suffield Academy is a physics-first school. Thus, our students take physics, then chemistry, then biology. Biology is typically a junior level course. The ideal candidate will be flexible within the science curriculum able to teach core biology courses as well as anatomy and physiology, biotechnology, and/or design advanced senior level electives.
 
The following components are required parts of this position:
  • Classroom teaching – four sections totaling around 50 – 60 students
  • Providing formal assessments with grades and comments six times per year
  • Attending faculty meetings
  • Prompt communication with all constituencies
  • Replying to communications from students, parents, or colleagues within 24 hours
Additional Expectations for full-time faculty members
  • Being involved in dormitory or other evening coverage 
  • Serving as an advisor to approximately five to eight students 
  • Coaching two seasons or covering an approved equivalent activity 
 
This is a ten month, academic year appointment.
 
If interested, please send a letter of application, resume, and two letters of recommendation to Sara B. Yeager; Dean of Academics and Faculty; Suffield Academy; 185 N. Main Street; Suffield, CT 06078. syeager@suffieldacademy.org

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  • » Mission Statement

    Suffield Academy is a coeducational independent secondary school serving a diverse student body from across the United States and from many foreign countries. The school is grounded in a tradition of academic excellence combined with a strong work ethic. Respect for individual differences and a commitment to scholarship guide our curriculum and our pedagogy. We engender among our students a sense of responsibility, and challenge them to grow in a school community which is both structured and nurturing. We expect our students to emerge from their Suffield experience prepared for a lifetime of learning and active citizenship.
  • » Non-discrimination Policy

    Suffield Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, physical attributes, disability, age or sexual orientation. We administer our admissions, financial aid, educational, athletic, extracurricular and other policies so that each student is equally accorded all the rights, privileges, programs and facilities made available by the school.
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