Teaching Jobs for Chemistry Majors

Jobs for Chemistry Teachers at Independent/Private College-Prep Schools


STA is the nation’s most experienced educational placement service.  We serve nearly 600 of the South and Mid-Atlantic regions’ top private and independent schools. STA has helped great schools hire great teachers since 1902.


Current openings for Science teachers: 134    (for Chemistry teachers: 43)   Geographic list: Jobs for Science Teachers


Hiring Expectations at Independent/Private Schools

  • Schools focus on academic credentials and on skills in communicating and building relationships with teenagers.  Many new STA teacher candidates are experienced camp counselors and recreation league coaches.
  • A degree in secondary/science education and some student-teaching experience can be advantageous, but they aren’t prerequisites.  Schools hire Chemistry majors to teach Chemistry, and they provide new faculty members with ongoing support and professional development.
  • Candidates for these teaching positions generally have GPAs of 3.0 or higher.


STA Application Process 

  • Start the process as soon as possible!  There is no fee.  STA’s services are free to candidates. Click here to apply online.
  • Once you’re accepted as an STA candidate, a Placement Counselor will contact you and begin working with you to find the right professional fit for your skills and interests as a teacher, a coach, a co-curricular program leader, and an enthusiastic new member of an outstanding school community.

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Deadline approaching: STEM Teaching Fellowship opportunity

Dear Colleague: If you have students, friends, or colleagues who want to put their math or science knowledge to work for young people who need them most, the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity. For top applicants, this prestigious fellowship offers a $30,000 stipend toward completion of a master’s degree program at a Woodrow Wilson partner institution in Georgia, Indiana, or New Jersey. Fellows undergo a year-long clinical experience in a high-need school, along with rigorous subject matter courses, then commit to teach for three years in urban or rural secondary schools, with mentoring throughout the entire process. The most successful Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows come to us through a recommendation from a trusted source–a professor or colleague like you. Please pass this email to your students or recent grads you think would be strong applicants and encourage them to apply. The 2015 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program application deadline is January 31, 2015. For more information, please visit http://woodrow.org/teach. You can also download a poster for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. Thanks for giving this opportunity some thought. We look forward to hearing from any candidates you can refer to us. All best, Jose Ochoa Director, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

Curious about the advantages of our clinically-based program?

Woodrow Wilson Fellows are immersed into the role of teaching early in the program. Fellows begin co-teaching in a high-need school from day one of the fall semester to the end of the academic year. A licensed teacher and Woodrow Wilson fellow work collaboratively sharing responsibilities for co-planning, designing curriculum, formal and informal assessments, and teaching which benefits students in the STEM classroom. I believe communication and collaboration are the key elements leading to the success of the co-teaching model where both co-teacher and fellow work as partners in the classroom. I have seen our fellows and their co-teachers share the same work ethics, have pedagogical skills/skill sets that complement each other. The co-teaching experience for our fellows has worked extremely well.
-Dr. Delphina (Del) Hopkins-Gillispie, Director of Lincensure at Valparaiso University
My co- teaching experience at Wirt/Emerson Visual Performing Arts and High Ability Academy has been a priceless experience in my preparation for having my own classroom next year. My cooperating teacher has helped me learn about how the classroom functions, gives me advice on any situations with students, and has helped me adjust to a new school. This experience has truly helped me learn about the classroom environment and has been the part of the program that has taught me the most about what teaching in a high-needs school is really like.

2015 REU Summer Internship

The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron will be offering a competitive summer research experience (REU) program for the Summer of 2015, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, The University of Akron, and corporate sponsors.

Students will participate in an 11-week internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering, including chemistry, physics, characterization, and biomaterials.  These interns will take part in research and career development activities, discussions outlining their research progress and visits to regional companies.  The summer will culminate with an oral or poster presentation of each intern’s research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference.

Stipends will be $7,000, which will include $2,000 to be used for on-campus housing.

Our program will begin on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, and will end on Friday, August 7, 2015.  For further information, please visit our website:  http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/academics/reu-summer-internships.dot.

Please encourage qualified students to apply.  The application deadline is Friday, February 6, 2015.  Attached, for your information, are our 2015 announcement and application.

Marjorie Parrish

Coordinator of Events

Inst. Of Polymer Science

The University of Akron

170 University Avenue, 901A

Akron, OH 44325-3909



2015 application


Tufts University Soft Material Robotics IGERT Fellowships

We invite seniors who plan to pursue graduate education in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any of the Engineering disciplines to explore the Tufts University Soft Material Robotics – IGERT website. Information on how to apply for a 2015 Soft Material Robotics – IGERT Fellowship is available on the website.

As a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) award, Tufts University has accepted the challenge of establishing new models for graduate education and training. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment in which our research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, with a focus on soft material robotics.

Research Abroad Opportunity for Undergrads – Live Webinar Friday

Are you a U.S. undergraduate who is interested in expanding your research capability abroad? Do you have some experience in the lab already and looking to take it to the next level? Consider applying for the 2015 ACS International Research Experience for Undergraduates (IREU) program! Apply to projects in:
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Singapore
  • The United Kingdom
Selected applicants receive a generous stipend to include airfare, housing, and meals for a ten week research program abroad. Applications are now open and all application materials are due by January 23!
An informational webinar focusing on IREU and providing some insider tips will be held Friday, December 19th at 2:00pm EST. Check out www.acs.org/ireu to learn more and to register for the webinar!
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Fellowships for Graduate Studies at the Institute for Shock Physics

GRADUATE STUDIES:  Graduate students from a range of disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics)  have the opportunity to study the response of materials at extreme conditions with internationally renowned scientists at the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP).

Graduate students working within their respective academic departments and ISP will conduct exciting research projects for their Ph.D. degrees.  The Institute emphasizes partnerships with faculty members from other major academic institutions and researchers from the National Laboratories to address significant scientific challenges, including research conducted at the National Laboratories’ User Facilities.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Competitive financial support is available for outstanding Ph.D. students.

For more information about the Graduate Studies Program at the Institute, visit:  http://shock.wsu.edu/education/.  For more information about the Institute for Shock Physics, visit:  www.shock.wsu.edu or email shock@wsu.edu.

Institute for Shock Physics

Washington State University


CCE REU in Evolutiona​ry Chemistry

We are actively recruiting undergraduate students for our 2015 summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program. Would you please forward the attached flyer and announcement below to any students who you think might be interested in spending their summer doing research in evolutionary chemistry? If you have a specific person in mind that you would like to recommend, please let us know.

Thank you for your help in getting the word out about this opportunity.

                    Center for Chemical Evolution Undergraduate Summer Research Program
The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is currently recruiting students for our 10-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates (REU). We are seeking undergraduate students at all levels that have an interest in chemical sciences and research who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Interdisciplinary Research areas include the study of chemical evolution and the chemistry associated with the origins of life.

The Center for Chemical Evolution is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Chemical Innovation. Centers under this program are focused on productive collaborations to answer long term, fundamental challenges in chemistry. The CCE is working to understand how life may have emerged from chemistry.

The summer program dates vary depending on the adviser chosen. Possible research locations include Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, CA), Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA), Furman University (Greenville, SC), and the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL).

The application deadline is Feb. 16, 2015. Participants are assigned to a research mentor, and are paid a minimum $4500 stipend in addition to a travel allowance; on-campus housing is provided.  Women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit our website: http://centerforchemicalevolution.com/summer-undergraduate-research-program.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Christopher Parsons at 404.894.9953 or christopher.parsons@chemistry.gatech.edu

2015 CCE REU flyer