Humanities Teacher

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Humanities Teacher

Posted date
May 23, 2022
School level
Location

Portland, ME

Employment Type
Full-Time

Baxter Academy invites applications for the following anticipated full-time positions for the 2022-2023 school year: Humanities Teacher

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science is one of Maine’s ten public charter schools, designed to bring innovation to the education sector in Maine.

Our Vision is for students to: choose work that inspires their imaginations, persevere through setbacks, and innovate with curiosity, conscience, and creativity. We want students to solve real-world problems that matter not only for our school but for the strong future of Maine.

Our Mission states: Inquiry leads learning at Baxter Academy for Technology and Science, a public charter high school free to Maine students. Our project-based STEM curriculum emphasizes real-world problem solving and is paired with a humanities program that connects ideas across disciplines and cultivates strong communication skills. Students design innovative projects through Flex Friday, a unique program requiring initiative, perseverance, and collaboration, as well as reflection on the work and its impact in the community.

We seek to hire and retain diverse faculty and staff who understand and embrace our school’s STEM mission and vision and are passionate and proficient in their fields. Successful candidates show high expectations for all students, work toward authentic performance assessment, conduct real research with students. Strong candidates also have enthusiasm for professional collaboration, instructional innovation and leadership. We aim to hire a humanities educator with past teaching experience in English, Social Studies, and Digital Storytelling. Proficiency with digital media and associated platforms is preferred. Baxter Academy develops strong communicators who are proficient not only in writing and presentation but in using technology and data visualization to convey important stories and information through filmmaking, photography, radio documentary, podcasting. Educators at Baxter serve students who are STEM researchers, STEM makers, STEM community stewards, and STEM data visualizers. Educators coach student-initiated year-long STEM projects. The school expects faculty and staff to keep current with professional development activities appropriate to their fields, as well as to participate in school’s in-service days and staff and faculty retreats.

Priority will be given to applications received before May 25. To apply for this position, please click on this link: https://forms.gle/2cDrgFkZYtunsrbdA

Thank you for your interest in Baxter Academy.

Baxter Academy for Technology and Science
185 Lancaster Street Portland ME 04101
Phone: 207-699-5500