Employment Opportunities

Available Positions

  • Theater Teacher

    Posted May 5, 2015

    The Hun School of Princeton in Princeton, NJ seeks a full time teacher with expertise in acting and directing. Student-centered lesson plans and the integration of technology in the classroom are an increasing emphases at The Hun School, as is our effort toward inter-disciplinary and collaborative teaching. Responsibilities will include the teaching of four sections of acting, serving as an advisor, and directing up to two productions (or the equivalent). A degree in theatre with at least three years of independent school teaching experience is preferred. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and references to Ryan Hews, head of the Upper School.

  • Admissions Administrative Assitant

    Posted May 3, 2015

    The Hun School of Princeton seeks an Admissions Administrative Assistant to support the Admissions staff in the daily operations of the office. This position is full-time, twelve (12) months per year, hourly and eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time Hun School employees and reports to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.

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  • English Teacher

    Posted April 20, 2015

    The English Department of The Hun School of Princeton seeks a full time Upper School teacher. Student-centered lesson plans and the integration of technology in the classroom are increasing emphases at the school. Flexibility in teaching other courses in our dynamic department curriculum is a plus, as is familiarity with the Harkness method, and a willingness to enter fully into the life of the school. Hun is a diverse community of boarding and day students with faculty involvement in advising as well as student clubs, sports, and other activities. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Kay Kiefer, Dean of Faculty, at kaykiefer@hunschool.org.

  • Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs

    Posted April 1, 2015

    The Hun School of Princeton seeks a creative and dynamic leader to serve as its Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs. Reporting to the CFO and working in collaboration with the School’s Administrative Team and the individual summer program leaders, the Director is responsible for the strategic planning, operation, market development, program design, promotion, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation of all summer programs; plus the year-round auxiliary use of campus facilities. This position will be fully integrated into the year-round School community by further teaching an academic year class and coaching an academic year sport.

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  • Director of Capital and Planned Giving

    Posted March 27, 2015

    The Hun School of Princeton seeks a Director of Capital and Planned Giving to manage an effective program of identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding capital and planned gifts.

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  • Director of Health Services

    Posted March 25, 2015

    The Hun School of Princeton seeks a Director of Health Services. The Director will be responsible for personally providing exceptional medical care to students, plus the effective administration of the day-to-day operation of the school’s Health Center, to ensure every student is provided with the most effective patient care. The position is full-time during the school year. On campus housing may be available for the right candidate who is willing to take on additional night and weekend duties.

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  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (Part-time)

    Posted January 21, 2015

    The primary function of the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (Part-time) is to support the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach in developing and implementing an orientation program for all students, as well as the repair & maintenance of the fitness center. It is essential that the candidate must be friendly, professional and customer service oriented, maintaining a consistent positive and effective level of communication with the students, coaches, faculty, parents and The Hun School community.

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General Information

Below is some basic information about teaching at The Hun School. Other information on this website can help to give a picture of the School as a whole. Additional questions about The Hun School or teaching at The Hun School are encouraged and should be addressed to Dr. Kay Kiefer, dean of faculty.


A primary qualification for teaching at The Hun School is an interest in students as people. We also look for teachers who want to challenge and help students develop the skills to learn at a higher level than they thought they were capable of achieving. Capability and interest in working with students outside the classroom in clubs, coaching, and other activities is a must.

While teacher certification is not required, our teachers must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in the teaching subject field or a related field. For teachers with no formal classroom experience teacher certification, teacher training, or experience working with children is a plus.

The Hun School strives to find ways to use technology in appropriate ways throughout the curriculum and experience and comfort with computers is a plus.

All physically qualified faculty members are required to obtain a CDL license in order to be able to transport students in our 16 passenger school buses.

Teaching Environment

Hun is a diverse community with students of varying ethnic backgrounds, interests, and academic skills. Class size generally averages twelve to fourteen students.

In matters of curriculum, teachers enjoy a great deal of academic freedom while working toward some common purposes as a member of an educational team. A number of courses designed by faculty members have been added to the curriculum.

Hun School faculty members are encouraged to seek ongoing professional development and to share ideas with colleagues. The School encourages and supports faculty member attendance at workshops and conferences. The School also supports faculty members who seek advanced degrees. The faculty salary structure seeks to recognize the increasing contribution of faculty members as they gain seniority at The Hun School and build on a foundation of fundamentally sound teaching practices through consistent demonstration of professional growth.

Teaching Load

As in most independent schools, teachers at Hun play several roles. Teaching assignments are generally four or five classes during an eight period day. The schedule rotates so most classes meet at different times each day during the week. Teachers are generally asked to cover one study hall period each week. With regard to extra-curricular activities, all teachers are asked to contribute the time and energy equivalent of coaching two seasons of athletics. Each faculty member acts as advisor to a small group of students who meet together weekly.

Faculty members are expected to support our students by attending School events such as athletic contests, dramatic productions, and alumni events. All students must meet yearly community service requirements and faculty members are encouraged to take students to community service programs and work alongside them.

The academic schedule has a period each day set aside for students to seek extra help from teachers. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to explore ways to improve their academic work regardless of their level of achievement. The extra help period also provides an opportunity for teachers and students to get to know each other better. One of the strengths of the School is the bond between students and teachers that develops.


Because The Hun School has both day and resident students, a number of faculty members live on campus and either help supervise the dorms or help plan and lead activities with the resident students. Faculty members who do not live on campus are expected to participate several times each semester in the resident life program. At times specific teaching positions may also require living on campus while at other times living on campus may not be possible. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Hun School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristics or activity protected by law.

The Hun School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.




Contact Us

To inquire about open teaching positions and to initiate the application process, prospective faculty members should contact:

Katharin Kiefer
Dean of Faculty
The Hun School of Princeton
176 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-7600, extension 2257

To inquire about open non-teaching support positions, please contact:

Celeste Dirk
Human Resources Director
The Hun School of Princeton
176 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 921-7600, extension 2267