Academic Faculty at BFHS
Benjamin Franklin High School (BFHS) - New Orleans
Benjamin Franklin High School has anticipated openings for the 2018-2019 academic year in the English, Math, Science, and Social Studies Departments, as well as for an In-House Substitute.
Applicants must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Preference will be given to candidates with degrees in subject area; advanced degrees; high school teaching experience, including Advanced Placement; and certification, including gifted or talented.
Teaching at Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans can be one of the most engaging teaching opportunities for dedicated educators. The school consistently is ranked the top high school in Louisiana, and among the top in the nation. This is the result of the city's best students (we have selective admissions), working with an outstanding faculty (80% with graduate degrees in subject area), around a solid and creative curriculum (28 AP courses, research components, full arts program collegiate style electives). We also have the advantages of being located on the campus of the University of New Orleans, and in this amazing city.
Although Franklin is 60 years old, it reconstituted as a public charter school after Hurricane Katrina, and enrollment since 2007 has almost doubled. For the 2018-2019 school year, we anticipate at least 1,000 students in grades 9 through 12. With that, we need to add faculty in Science, Math, English, and Social Studies. A copy of the advertisement and directions for applying, along with the salary schedule can be found here.
The student body of Franklin represents the cultural, ethnic, and racial strength of New Orleans - approximately 38% Caucasian; 32% African-American; 17% Asian; 7% Hispanic; and 6% Other. Approximately 35% qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch. Many students are native to New Orleans, and each year students enroll when families have relocated from throughout the United States and internationally. We seek faculty who can represent that rich diversity as well.