Founded in 1839, Elgin Academy is the oldest coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains. The school is dedicated to a challenging liberal arts curriculum, a belief in rigorous academic standards, the development of high moral character, and a true spirit of community. Elgin Academy currently serves approximately 370 students from Preschool through Grade 12, with 140 students in the Upper School. The campus is located 35 miles northwest of Chicago.

Elgin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution that fully and actively supports equal access for all.

Elgin Academy Employment Application

Upper School Chemistry Teacher
(maternity leave p/t position)

We are seeking candidates who are able to teach Chemistry and Honors Chemistry courses during a maternity leave from October 30, 2017 through February 2, 2018. Both sections meet in the afternoon, so candidates will need to be available from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with the exception of breaks from November 22 - 24 and December 21 - January 3. A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a comparable field is required; an advanced degree and/or previous independent school experience is a plus.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically.

Doug Sept, Upper School Director

Coaching Positions

The Athletic Department has the following positions available:

  • Middle School Boys Basketball - Head Coach (winter 2017)
  • Middle School Girls Basketball - Head Coach (winter 2017)
  • Upper School Boys Basketball - Assistant Coach (winter 2017)
For more information please contact Rick Williams, Athletic Director, at

Substitute Teacher

If you are interested in being considered as a substitute teacher, please email your resume and cover letter electronically to Harry Gould,

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