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

Current Openings

Please also visit our friends at Hill Learning Center and Student U for a list of their career opportunities. 

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. 

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/long-term disability benefits
  • Extensive professional development opportunities
  • Summer grant and sabbatical program
  • Purchase program for computer desktops/laptops

Learn About Living in Durham

For more information on working at DA, contact Human Resources Manager Amber Kelley-Scott at 919-489-6569 (x6135).

DA Faculty & Staff By the Numbers

Founded in 1933, Durham Academy is a coeducational, independent day school with 1,228 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. DA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools


overall student/faculty ratio


faculty of color


of full-time faculty have advanced degrees


years of teaching experience on average


average years of tenure at DA