Chemistry Teaching Jobs

You are fascinated by the basic elements that are the foundation of everything on Earth. Even though you can't see atomic particles, you find their interactions fascinating.

Energy and entropy are constantly on your mind, you can balance a chemical equation like it's nobody's business, and you get a rush from working in the lab. You really do believe that chemistry is “the central science,” and you're excited about the connections among chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and other scientific branches. If this sounds like you, then you might consider teaching chemistry at an independent school.

Teaching Chemistry at an Independent School

Independent schools are increasingly focusing their resources on robust science programs, with strong faculty in both their physical science and natural science departments. Chemistry teachers are no exception; our client schools are looking for dynamic, personable subject masters who can bring chemistry to life.

Chemistry teachers in independent schools should have interest and experience in working with children. They should have relevant research experience as well as experience teaching a range of chemistry levels, from introductory chemistry to an AP curriculum. Independent schools value a hands-on, collaborative learning environment with an emphasis on lab work and explorative discussion. Teachers who have an integrated learning approach or who are interested in teaching electives (organic chemistry or neuroscience, for example) are also attractive candidates.

Finding a Chemistry Teaching Job Through CS&A

The CS&A Chemistry Teacher Placement Team works with chemistry teachers at every career stage, from recent college graduates to experienced department chairs and individuals looking to make a career change after working in a different profession. We encourage you to apply for candidacy if your qualifications expressly include:

  • A master's degree (preferred) or bachelor's degree in chemistry
  • Experience working with or teaching children, particularly in an independent, private, boarding, college preparatory, or like-kind school setting
  • A love and enthusiasm for chemistry and/or general science
  • Versatility in the sciences; ability to teach biology, physics, math, or STEM courses in addition to chemistry
  • Strong references that convey your teaching abilities, connection with students, and mastery of chemistry
  • Knowledge of 21st-century learning principles and techniques
  • Comfort handling chemicals and lab equipment and understanding of safety regulations
  • Skills, talents, and flexibility for contributing to the independent school community in additional capacities. For example: coaching sports, advising extracurricular activities, supervising a dorm at a boarding school, etc.
  • Additional science-related skills and work experience that can enrich an independent school community. For example: advising a science or chemistry Olympiad team, leading science-related excursion, etc.

If you seek a chemistry teaching job in an independent school, don't hesitate – apply now. Begin your job search here.

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