Fryeburg Academy, a 560-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an innovative chemistry teacher beginning September 2017. This full-time position involves teaching five chemistry classes, including Advanced Placement and honors-level sections. Candidates must have a highly developed knowledge of chemistry and be proficient in running a chemistry lab. The successful candidate will demonstrate the enthusiastic ability to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and with a diverse range of academic interests and skills.
Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and developed, varied strategies for teaching chemistry. Fryeburg faculty have significant responsibilities connected with the school's boarding program and extracurricular offerings. The Academy is therefore looking for individuals who enjoy working with high school students both in and out of the classroom and who wish, through commitment to a variety of roles, to strengthen its community. Experience working with students outside of the classroom- tutoring, coaching, in a residential or camp setting, or as an activity advisor- is a plus.
A highly developed knowledge of chemistry and be proficient in running a chemistry lab
A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
Ability to work with, encourage, and inspire students to seek continuous growth
Ability and desire to innovate in the classroom
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively while maintaining high professional standards
A willingness to work with students of all backgrounds and abilities
Outstanding knowledge of subject matter
Understanding of how students learn and and best pedagogical practices in chemistry
A desire to work with students both in and out of the classroom. In particular, a willingness to serve as an academic advisor for a group of 8-12 students for their four years of high school.
Fryeburg Academy is an independent secondary school that serves a widely diverse population of local day students and boarding students from across the nation and around the world. The Academy believes that a strong school community provides the best conditions for learning and growth. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive school environment that promotes respect, tolerance, and cooperation,... and prepares students for responsible citizenship. Within this context, the Academy’s challenging and comprehensive academic program, enriched by a varied co-curriculum, provides the knowledge and skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace.