Bridgton Academy seeks a English & Humanities teacher for the 2021-22 school year. A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline is required, and hiring preference will be given to those with a master’s degree and/or teaching experience in secondary or postsecondary classrooms. We are eager to speak with candidates that will bring diverse experiences and culture to their work with our students in the classroom, athletics, and residential life.
Key Responsibilities and Qualifications
Deep knowledge of English or related fields.
Familiarity with a range of resources in the teaching of English and/or humanities, including textbooks, online modules, and open source materials.
Understanding of the base of skills necessary for student success at the Academy as well in college.
Ability to recognize, support, and adapt lesson planning for students with a variety of learning styles.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Sense of collegiality and desire to collaborate with other teachers for the betterment of the student experience.
Other Academy Expectations
Participation as an athletics coach or another similar extracurricular opportunity, such as outdoor programming, or art and music.
Working as an advisor with a group of our young men. Supervision of evening study hall and dormitories as assigned.
Weekend campus supervision and activities. (Valid driver’s license required.)
Housing may be available for full-time candidates only.
A commitment to the process of lifelong learning and the ability to pass along one’s passion for such.
Strong understanding of and appreciation for the motivation and mindset of the emerging young adult male student.
Collegiality, Intellectual curiosity, willingness to listen, to exercise patience, to collaborate, and to innovate.
High levels of energy, creativity, and at all times, commitment to our students, our faculty, and the mission of our Academy.
Warmth, tact, and a good sense of humor.
Founded in 1808 and located in the hills of western Maine, Bridgton Academy provides a unique educational experience for 18- and 19-year-old young men during the year between high school and college. Our academic program prepares students to succeed in college and to do so at schools that might otherwise have felt out of reach. Our athletics program prepares student-athletes to compete at the college level while successfully balancing academics. Our student life program couples independence with mentorship and provides opportunities for outdoor programs, weekend activities, and service to local organizations. Our work with young men between high school and college builds character and cultivates maturity that lasts a lifetime.
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, and three professional references in PDF format to Binaca Hanson, Assistant Head of School, at email@example.com.
About Bridgton Academy
Bridgton Academy is an independent, all-male postgraduate boarding school located in North Bridgton, ME. The Academy's mission is to provide a program for young men in a unique, one-year postgraduate environment to prepare for the rigors of college and beyond. The Academy is in its 213th year of providing exceptional academic, residential, and co-curricular growth for its students.