John Bapst Memorial High School, an independent, nonreligious day and boarding school serving boys and girls in grades 9-12, anticipates a full-time opening for a life sciences teacher, beginning in August 2019. It is anticipated that the greatest need will be in biology, though most teachers in the department teach a combination of disciplines or a combination of levels.
Teachers are responsible for five sections of science, with the school-wide average core class size 17.8 students. Both life and physical sciences are strengths of the department, which strives to provide students the balance and depth they need for scientific literacy and to continue studies in the sciences or related fields after high school. The school is 100% college-preparatory, and there are honors and regular sections in biology (usually taken in grade 9), chemistry and physics, as well as AP courses in each discipline. The school strives to provide students a challenging, friendly, and inclusive environment. The school's population of 500 includes approximately 15% international students, and thus teachers with experience working with diverse populations are encouraged to apply. There may be the possibility of campus housing and houseparenting duties in the school's boarding program, although on-campus housing is not required.
Ranked among the top academic high schools in northern New England by the Washington Post, John Bapst is located in a historic 90-year-old building on the edge of downtown Bangor, Maine's third-largest city. Bangor is 45 minutes from the coast and an hour and a half from mountains to the north. Portland is two hours south on I-95 and Boston four hours south. Bangor has its own airport with daily flights to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and elsewhere.
Bachelor's degree in the life sciences or closely related field; applicants with a master's degree or higher are encouraged to apply.
Teaching experience with demonstrated competency and creativity in the classroom and lab. Applicants must have up-to-date knowledge of the biology curriculum of the 21st century.
A love of teaching, experience in motivating students to study and enjoy science, and the ability to contributed to the life of the school outside the classroom through sponsorship of student clubs or activities or through coaching a sport.
About John Bapst Memorial High School
John Bapst Memorial High School is an independent, coed day and boarding school located in Bangor, Maine. Founded in 1928, the school serves 425 day students from 35 Maine towns, many too small to have a high school of their own, as well as 75 international students from China, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, and other countries. John Bapst has been ranked the #1 academic high school in Maine (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017) by the Washington Post's Academic Challenge on the basis of its outstanding AP program. Students took more than 535 AP exams in May 2018. The school has strong programs in music, visual arts, and technology, and in recent years teams have enjoyed success in a number of sports. John Bapst is known not only as one of Maine's top private schools, but equally as a friendly, supportive school community in which education is individualized and achievement, character, citizenship, and personal growth are all valued.