Physics Teaching Jobs

You are fascinated by the formulas and laws that govern the way things work. If you could spend your days crafting, assembling, and creating using the scientific method, you'd be thrilled.

You love robots un-ironically, and you think a hands-on demonstration trumps a slideshow or a textbook assignment any day.

If this sounds like you, you might consider a career as a Physics teacher at an independent school.

Teaching Physics at an Independent School

“Student centered” and “project-based learning” are buzzwords that are important to independent schools as they hire Physics teachers. Our client schools are looking to engage their students in the sciences with specific attention to student-led group work, hands-on labs, flipped classrooms, and other components of a 21st century education.

Schools are looking for teachers with a strong background in physics who can make complicated material digestible for students at all levels-from introduction to physical science to robotics to AP Physics. They are looking for collaborative individuals who can relate well to students and to fellow colleagues.

Additionally, many independent schools are introducing robotics and engineering electives in increasing numbers. Schools are excited about these niche areas and about hiring Physics teaching faculty who understand the trends in the field, including STEM education, the FIRST robotics competition and Modeling Instruction curriculum, among other hot topics.

Finding Physics Teaching Jobs Through CS&A

The CS&A Physics Teacher Placement Team works with physics 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), Ph.D., or Bachelor's Degree in Physics or Engineering
  • Experience working with or teaching children, particularly in an independent, private, boarding, college preparatory, or like-kind school setting
  • A love and enthusiasm for teaching physics and leading labs and demonstrations
  • Strong references that convey your teaching abilities, connection with students, and mastery of your scientific field
  • Knowledge of 21st-century learning principles and techniques, including project-based learning, STEM, and Project Lead the Way
  • A collaborative, open approach to working with colleagues
  • 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: Coaching a robotics team, advising an engineering club, etc.

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

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