Fryeburg Academy, a 580-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an outstanding beginning or early-career teacher who prizes hard work and professionalism and who seeks instructional training and mentoring. The successful candidate will assume duties in August 2018. This position involves teaching two or three sections of science and participating in the Academy’s residential program as a dorm parent. Teaching assignments will include either A.P. Biology or A.P. Chemistry, so a relevant content-area major or comparable experience is a must. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and with a range of academic interests and skills.
FA 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 to strengthen its community. Pre-career experience working with adolescents-- e.g., as a tutor, coach, camp counselor-- is a plus.
FA teaching interns work closely with veteran faculty mentors. Attendance at a week-long 2018 summer institute for new AP teachers is a requirement. The Academy will fund this training.
Qualifying Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in a science major or in education with a science concentration.
Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:
A strong belief in independent education, and particularly the mission of Fryeburg Academy
Ability to work with high school students of all backgrounds and abilities, and to encourage continuous growth
Ability and desire to plan high-quality instruction, assess student learning, reflect on pedagogical effectiveness, and adjust approach
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to meet high professional standards
Outstanding subject area knowledge
About Fryeburg Academy
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.