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The College Preparatory School

Biology Teacher

Beginning August 2023


The College Preparatory School, an independent high school in Oakland, California, seeks a full-time Biology teacher beginning in the fall of 2023. Please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume in Applicant Pro.

A qualified candidate will:

Have a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, or Environmental Science
Be well prepared to teach a Biology survey course as well as an advanced-level course in Environmental Science, Ecology, or a similar field
Have a minimum of three years of experience teaching Science to students at the secondary or college level
Have a strong interest in working in a multicultural community
Be eager to embrace spirited intellectual challenges in a rewarding academic environment
Have patience, flexibility, and a good sense of humor
Have an interest in taking on a leadership role in the department
A preferred candidate will:

Have a clear vision of the purpose and future of secondary-level science education
Have experience with Department chair or headship or have held a comparable position in an academic context
Have graduate training in Science
Have experience or interest in teaching an applied science course and/or working with students as part of an internship program
Full-time teachers at College Prep typically teach four sections of approximately 16 students. Teachers work closely with one another, honing and reshaping the curriculum. The College Prep science program is innovative and rigorous and includes three required year-long courses: Physics (in the 9th grade), Chemistry (in the 10th grade), and Biology (in 11th grade). Beyond required courses, the vast majority of our students choose to take one or more science electives in 12th grade. These include Advanced topics in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and semester electives such as Issues in Science, Neuroscience, and Forensics. Students use both texts and teacher-produced material in classes. Science teachers work closely with one another as teams for particular courses and across the curriculum.


Candidates should be eager to spend additional time getting to know and help students outside of the classroom. College Prep teachers also take a share of other departmental, committee, and general school responsibilities, mainly during the 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. school day. Teachers 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.

Faculty at College Prep are compensated according to a step scale based on years of experience ranging from $72,500 for teachers with no relevant experience to $143,700 for teachers with 44 years of prior experience.

Benefits include medical and dental coverage, a retirement plan, and, most pleasantly and collegially, a prepared lunch every day. College Prep is a community of life-long learners and actively encourages and supports the professional development of all of its members.


Please apply by submitting a cover letter and resume in Applicant Pro.


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. Our mission is to prepare students for productive, ethical lives in college and beyond by fostering a stimulating education within an atmosphere of consideration, trust, and mutual responsibility. As an equal opportunity employer, College Prep does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age, or disability. We actively seek diversity among our faculty and administration as well as among our students.

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