John Bapst seeks a full-time high school mathematics teacher for the 2020-21 school year and beyond. In what is anticipated to be a year combining on-campus, in-person teaching with distance learning, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate flexibility and technological proficiency in addition to breadth and depth in the field, something all teachers in the department pride themselves on. An ability to teach courses ranging from Algebra I and Geometry through the AP math offerings (Statistics, AB, BC) is desired. Candidates with degrees outside mathematics proper are not discouraged from applying, but should have taken an array of math courses at the university level in addition to work in a major field like engineering or in the sciences.
At John Bapst, students are required to take math every year regardless of their level. The school promotes a love of math through its Math Teams and other competitions. In the 21st century a strong background in math is required for a great number of college and university majors. We hope to meet students where they are, support and encourage their development, and increase their confidence. For advanced students -- and the school has many -- the need is for a teacher who can inspire, employing creative approaches to what need not be a dry subject at all. The graphing calculator is widely used throughout the department.
The school is moving to a modified block schedule format in which teachers have six sections (somewhat smaller than in the past) with three meeting on alternating days. Teachers will be working both with students in the classroom and others joining online.
- Bachelor's degree in math or a related field, with a master's degree encouraged
- Teaching experience
- The ability to sponsor one or more extracurricular activities or coach
- Integrity, love of children, understanding of adolescents, flexibility and understanding in personal relations, and good communication skills and follow-through
Note that John Bapst has a small boarding population (about 15% of the school total, which is about 540). On-campus housing and work in the boarding program may be available.
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 460 day students from 35 Maine towns, many too small to have a high school of their own, as well as 80 international students from China, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, and other countries. John Bapst has been ranked the #1 academic high school in Maine several times by the Washington Post's Academic Challenge on the basis of its outstanding AP program, with students taking more than 500 AP exams each May. 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. The school has actively supported faculty training in diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. John Bapst does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, race, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or disability in its employment, admissions, or programs.