Middle School Science Teacher

Carden Academy - San Jose, CA

Full-timeEstimated: $41,000 - $58,000 a year

Job Summary

The junior high science teacher will teach earth science, life science and chemistry / physics. Other duties will include developing the curriculum, preparing tests, assignments and other assessments to measure the student performance. The teacher will motivate each student to acquire knowledge of scientific facts and principles and develop skills in scientific methods of problem solving. The responsibilities will include discovering and developing special talents of students in scientific fields.

Job Duties shall include but not be limited to the following:

  • Developing and implementing the curriculum for junior high science
  • Supplementing the core curriculum with lab work, projects, hands on activities and use of software applications
  • Instructing students in the proper use, care, and safe handling of chemicals and science equipment
  • Organizing science fair
  • Preparing students to participate in competitions and science fairs outside the school
  • Submitting lesson plans in the approved format to the administration
  • Employing a variety of methods for students to demonstrate learning and accomplishments
  • Evaluating and grading homework, assignments, and tests in a timely fashion and providing feedback to students on performance
  • Maintaining accurate attendance records
  • Attending required staff meetings and serving, as appropriate, on staff committees
  • Performing other duties that may be assigned, from time to time, by the administration


  • Degree in the sciences from an accredited university
  • 2-5 years of teaching experience
  • Must have a working knowledge of iWork and/or Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be comfortable using Student Information Systems and other software applications that may be used for educational purposes
  • Teaching credential preferred but not required
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter along with your availability for an interview.

Job Type: Full-time


  • teaching: 2 years (Preferred)