Chemistry/Biology Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, ME

Position Opening: Chemistry/Biology Teacher

Fryeburg Academy, a 590-student day and boarding high school in Western Maine and the Mount Washington Valley, seeks an innovative chemistry/biology teacher beginning late August 2022. This full-time position involves teaching five classes of Chemistry and Biology, potentially including Honors-level sections. Candidates must have a highly developed knowledge of chemistry and biology, and be proficient in running chemistry and biology labs. 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 biology and 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.

Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions:

  • 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 best pedagogical practices in chemistry and biology
  • 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.

Qualifying Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.

Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts, and three references to Erin Wentworth, Human Resources Manager (ewentworth@fryeburgacademy.org).

All Fryeburg Academy employees are subject to Maine Dept. of Education Criminal History Record Check and are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Fryeburg Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fryeburg Academy

Fryeburg, ME
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender
Town Academy