Chemistry Instructor at GSSM
South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM)
The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is seeking an exceptional chemistry instructor, who can help talented students achieve a deeper understanding of chemistry. Applicants should have a Master’s of Science degree in chemistry or related field, PhD preferred, and a love of teaching. Desired qualifications include a strong content background in chemistry, experience in teaching chemistry at the college or advanced high school level, knowledge and application of technology, enthusiasm for teaching high-school-aged students, and an ability to guide students in the presentation of senior research experiences. Additional responsibilities may include academic advising, committee meetings, supervision of student clubs, and occasional evening/weekend commitments.
Current courses taught at GSSM at a level comparable to college courses include Principles of Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry, and AP Environmental Science. The primary responsibilities of the incoming instructor will be teaching Principles of Chemistry and/or AP Chemistry with the potential to teach elective courses in the future. GSSM encourages the introduction of new courses as determined by student interest and available time.
This is a full-time (10-month) teaching position, with full benefits. A public school teaching certificate is not required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials, experience, and unique capabilities. The position start date can be either January 2018 or August 2018.
GSSM offers a collegial teaching environment with motivated and talented students. We are a statewide, public residential high school for 11th and 12th graders specializing in the advanced study of science and mathematics. The students come from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. This year’s incoming class represents 80% of the counties in South Carolina, and 33% of the students identify as an ethnic minority. Historically, GSSM has maintained a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. Over 80% of the faculty members have earned doctoral degrees. Over five years, our students’ SAT average is 2059. For more information, visit www.scgssm.org.
GSSM is located in Hartsville, South Carolina (https://www.hartsvillesc.gov/visitors/). Hartsville offers many opportunities including Kalmia Gardens, Black Creek Arts Council, performances at Center Theater or Coker College, and several downtown shops and restaurants. Hartsville was recently named an All-American City.
GSSM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.