Career opportunities

Durham Academy seeks dedicated teachers with advanced degrees and classroom experience that put them at the top of their field. DA faculty actively engage in the extracurricular life of the school and create connections with the larger Triangle community. DA is committed to a faculty that reflects the diversity of our student body. Our teachers inspire and encourage our students to strive for growth by challenging themselves through a broad variety of opportunities including academics, arts, athletics, experiential learning, and service.

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

Current Openings

Please also visit our friends at The Hill 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.

Meet our Faculty & Staff 


Faculty & Staff Spotlight

Jeff Peirce took his young daughters to his environmental engineering lab at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering long before there was a "Take Your Daughter to Work Day." He would take Leyf Peirce Starling and her sister into his lab on the weekend to help him.
Sloan Nuernberger loved playing football and basketball with her two older brothers when she was growing up, but it wasn't until she was the mother of three young boys that she discovered running.
Enthusiasm practically bubbles out the door of Ashley Hinton's second grade classroom, which is understandable because she comes from a family of teachers — her great-grandfather, both of her grandmothers, her mother and her aunts have all been teachers. But Hinton set off on a different path when she headed to college, in part because there were so many teachers in her family.
Karl Schaefer views his life as "a long, circular path," from childhood on a farm in Wisconsin to home now on a 10-acre farm in Efland. Along the way he has been a railroad worker in the Midwest, dipped ice cream in Massachusetts and sold Toyotas in Kansas before finding his way to North Carolina as a teacher.
Jazmin Garcia Smith was the first in her family to be born in the United States and the first to graduate from high school, and there was no doubt "college was something that was expected of me." She went to the University of Notre Dame, a school that "was the absolute right fit for me socially and academically," and since 2015 she has helped students navigate the college admissions process as Durham Academy's co-director of college counseling. And partly because of the college counseling program, DA students experience something vastly different than what Garcia Smith went through in applying to college.
Contact

Amber Kelley-Scott
Human Resources Manager 
919-489-6569 (x6135) 

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
An independent, coeducational day school, pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
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