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Careers at Salisbury

Faculty Positions

Salisbury is an all-boys' private school founded in the Episcopal tradition located in the northwest corner of Connecticut with an enrollment of 309 students. Salisbury is a boarding school and as such its 65 faculty members are committed not only to their academic disciplines, but also to life in a residential community. In addition to their academic and administrative responsibilities, faculty members share residential, athletic and extracurricular duties. The particulars of these additional, non-teaching responsibilities will be worked out with the dean of faculty and the headmaster. While most full-time faculty teach four sections, coach two seasons of either interscholastic or intramural sports and work within the residential program, every successful employee working at the School understands and appreciates the twenty-four hour nature of work in a boarding school.

The academic program includes a traditional core curriculum as well as a large variety of elective courses and a strong program in the Arts. The School also offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines. Athletics are an important part of the Salisbury experience – each boy is required to participate in an afternoon athletic activity during the fall, winter and spring. The chapel program is an essential part of school life as well, and our community gathers once a day during either chapel, school meeting or family style sit-down meals.

Instructors, interns and tutors at Salisbury are expected to promote the intellectual, physical and moral development of students in the classroom, dormitory and during extracurricular activities; act as a mentor and help students adjust to rigors of boarding school; attend all meals; assume emergency driver responsibilities; chaperone off-campus events; attend bi-weekly faculty meetings and annual parent-teacher conferences. Members of our faculty are required to assume dormitory duties and coverage of weekend events. Full-time faculty must coach/supervise an athletic or extra-curricular activity during two of three trimesters.

Salaries are competitive and benefits include housing (with utilities) and meals when school is in session. The School also offers excellent health and retirement benefits, including participation in TIAA-CREF. Generous funding is available to support advanced degree work and participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study and travel.

Candidates wishing to apply for a teaching position should have the following qualifications:

  •     A Bachelor’s degree (or higher - foreign equivalent is acceptable) in the discipline, education or a closely related field.
  •     Ability to teach four or five sections and the ability to coach two seasons of a sport.
  •     Commitment to the 24 hours a day, 7 days a week life of a boarding school.
  •     Genuine interest in working with adolescents.
  •     Good oral and written communication skills.
  •     Commitment to professional growth.

Finalists for all positions are required to spend a day on campus meeting with faculty and administrators and attending classes and all-school gatherings.   

Candidates for faculty positions should mail or e-mail (no calls please) a cover letter expressing interest in employment at Salisbury School, a resume and three to five references to:

Rhonan Mokriski
Dean of Faculty
Salisbury School
251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

Current Faculty Openings:

Learning Specialist

The Rudd Learning Center at Salisbury School is seeking an experienced Learning Specialist for the 2018-2019 school year to work one-on-one with students in the Rudd Learning Center. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience as well as a strong knowledge base on how to support students with a variety of learning styles and academic needs. A degree in Special Education and Master’s degree is preferred. Interested candidates should send a letter of application and resume to the Dean of Faculty Rhonan Mokriski: rmokriski@salisburyschool.org.

Dean of Faculty

Salisbury School seeks a confident, energetic, and innovative, educator and leader who, as Dean of Faculty, will enthusiastically embrace and advance the School’s mission, lead and support a dedicated and talented faculty, and joyfully interact with students in all aspects of the boarding school experience. A member of the Senior Administrative Team, the Dean of Faculty will collaborate with colleagues to ensure a positive and cohesive experience for all members of the school community, while primarily advocating for and supporting faculty in their work with students.

The Dean of Faculty should be a strong relationship builder and a person of good humor, diligence, and integrity who enjoys being an accessible and active presence in community life. She/he should have a track record as an academic leader and be an expert in pedagogy (ideally at the secondary school level) and committed to implementing the best practices supporting that pedagogy. Finally, she/he will have documented experience as an inspiring and thoughtful mentor of people.

Dean of Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the faculty recruitment process, including the hiring, retention, and assignment of duty functions, in collaboration with the Headmaster and Assistant Headmaster.
  • Create and lead innovative programming for the orientation of new teachers, professional development workshops, and for in-service training of all members of the faculty.
  • Partner with the Dean of Academic Life in leading the evaluation and professional growth processes for faculty and on all aspects of curriculum development.
  • Advance diversity and inclusion efforts through the hiring processes for faculty and staff.
  • Serve as the lead mentor in matters of classroom management, teaching pedagogy, and general school procedures, especially with less experienced colleagues, and promote a student-centered atmosphere.
  • Meet with department heads and colleagues on school matters and encourage the exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern.
  • Build and model high morale and maintain a positive and visible presence in all areas of community life.
  • Articulate a thoughtful perspective on school policy and the resulting ramifications for faculty.
  • Be attuned to the educational, physical, social, and wellness concerns and needs of faculty colleagues and develop plans for meeting such challenges to ensure a healthy and safe culture.
  • Participate in an ex-officio capacity as a member of the Academic Committee.
  • Work with the Headmaster and CFO on the development of a budget for the administration of the faculty which supports strategic priorities.
  • Serve effectively as a teacher, coach, advisor, dorm parent, and weekend duty team leader.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, and Master’s degree in an academic field is preferred.
  • Possess excellent communications and interpersonal skills- listening, speaking, and writing.
  • Connect genuinely with others in a diverse school community, building strong relationships and valuing connection and community.
  • Engender trust and nurture a faculty culture of learning, professionalism, and safety.
  • Demonstrate expertise in best teaching practices for adolescent boys and be energized by opportunities to be present in classrooms.
  • Embody skills that balance collaboration and decisiveness, adeptly and gracefully manage difficult conversations, and unite faculty in an atmosphere of continuity and consistency.
  • Be responsive, highly-organized, and efficient.
  • Exhibit vision, good humor, imagination, and open-mindedness, while modeling honesty, compassion, and respect.

The Dean of Faculty is a 12-month position.  Salary is competitive, housing is provided, and the employment package consists of excellent benefits.  To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials confidentially to Chisholm S. Chandler, Headmaster (cchandler@salisburyschool.org) at Salisbury School.

• Current résumé with education, experience, and related professional experience;

• List of references with names, phone numbers, and email addresses for each -- references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission.

Salisbury School is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.  This commitment requires that the School comply with all applicable statutes and regulations pertaining to non-discriminating employment practices and that we provides an atmosphere within the School that will ensure all persons the opportunity to succeed on his or her own merit, qualifications and abilities.  Salisbury School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.  This policy governs all aspects of employment with Salisbury School.

Staff Positions

Being an adult member of a boarding school community is a complex role to fill. With it comes the responsibility for the growth and development of the boys entrusted to our care.  While every position at Salisbury is different, we share the same commitment to bringing our talents, skills and energies to all that we do.  Salisbury seeks those with exceptional expertise and a commitment to our values of loyalty and honor.  In exchange, Salisbury School provides its employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application and resume to:

Director of Human Resources
Salisbury School
251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

Download our Employment Application.


Salisbury School is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected under state or federal law.