Biology / Environmental Science / Chemistry Long Term Substitute Position

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The College Preparatory School

The College Preparatory School, an independent high school in Oakland, California, seeks a Biology / A.P. Environmental Science / Chemistry substitute teacher.  This position is ½ time starting February 15, 2019 and becomes full-time April 8 until early June, 2019.  It entails teaching two sections of Chemistry (starting February 1) and expands to include one section of A.P. Biology and one section of A.P. Environmental Science (from April 8 until early June).


Qualifications and desired characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences or related fields
  • Experience teaching the sciences at either the high school or college level
  • Passion for working with high school students in the sciences
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Patience, flexibility and a good sense of humor
  • A strong interest in working in a multicultural community


The College Prep science program is unique, innovative and rigorous, and includes three required year-long courses: Physics (in the 9th grade), Chemistry (in the 10th grade), and Biology, taken in the junior year at either the A.P. or honors level. Chemistry and biology teachers work closely with one another, honing and reshaping the curriculum. Beyond required courses, the vast majority of our students choose to take one or more science electives. These include A.P. Physics, A.P. Chemistry and semester electives such as Astrophysics, Issues in Science, Organic Chemistry and Geology. Section sizes average 16 students. Students use both texts and teacher-produced material in classes.


Candidates should be eager to embrace spirited intellectual challenges in a rewarding academic environment.  Faculty and staff thrive at College Prep when they partake in the opportunities offered by a rich co-curricular program, and a tightly knit school that embraces equity and inclusiveness, and actively seeks to strengthen its ties to the greater Oakland community. The salary is competitive. Benefits include a prepared lunch every day.


Founded in 1960, The College Preparatory School is an independent coeducational secondary school created for intellectual risk-takers who want to pursue a purposeful education with kindred peers. As an equal opportunity employer, College Prep welcomes candidates representing diversity of all kinds. We celebrate the inclusivity of our community regarding race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


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