Skip To Main Content


At Durham Academy, teachers change lives. They are genuine, curious, passionate, striving, generous and accountable teachers/learners. They nurture, inspire, engage and challenge students of all ages and backgrounds, modeling the path to moral, happy, productive lives in an inclusive school community. Does this sound like you? We can't wait to get to know you! 

Durham Academy accepts applications to fill vacancies as they become available. Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, we regret we cannot respond to telephone calls and we are unable to interview every candidate. We will process employment application materials as quickly as possible and make every effort to acknowledge receipt of your application. 

View All Openings in our Career Center

Please also visit our friends at Hill Learning CenterStudent U and District C for a list of their career opportunities. 


Current Openings

Lower School

Middle School


Speech & Debate

After School


Throughout its history, Durham Academy has recognized that diversity enriches learning. Co-ed since its founding in 1933 and one of the first schools to integrate in Durham, DA has committed itself at every level — from the boardroom to the classroom — to the dual pursuit of excellence and equity.

Diverse religious, socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds; sexual orientations and gender identities; and learning styles are represented within the student body and our faculty. Durham Academy values the healthy and dynamic environment this diversity provides. 

It is the policy of Durham Academy to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification.

Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Competitive salary
  • Tuition discount & discounted Extended Day program for children of employees
  • Health/vision/dental insurance
  • Flex medical spending program
  • Retirement and long-term disability benefits
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • Tuition assistance for graduate-level work
  • Summer grant and sabbatical program
  • Purchase program for computer desktops/laptops
  • Access to Upper School fitness center and reimbursement for fitness programs

Learn About Living in Durham


Student/Faculty Ratio


Faculty of Color


Full-Time Faculty with Advanced Degrees


Average Years of Teaching Experience


average years of tenure at DA

Upper School students pose on stage.

Why do our faculty and staff love working at Durham Academy?

Because they get to spend their days inspiring and being inspired by engaged students — in partnership with dedicated colleagues and supportive administrators. We work hard, and we have a lot of fun in the process! 

Learn More About Your Future Colleagues