Chemistry Teacher Job Description

A chemistry teacher is a teacher who instructs students in chemistry.

Chemistry teachers work at high schools, colleges and universities, or other educational institutions.

Some chemistry teachers instruct students on chemistry through laboratory classes.

Others teach chemistry in classrooms by lecturing.

Physics teachers also instruct students in chemistry, although they do not typically instruct students in a laboratory setting.

Chemistry teachers may also advise students on chemistry-related careers and on the coursework and career preparation that will be required to achieve such careers.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Chemistry Teacher to join our school's Science Department. The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching Chemistry and be able to engage students in active learning.

Chemistry Teacher Duties:

  • Achieve excellence in chemistry teaching through excellent planning, organization, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Conduct research of projects and relevant literature
  • Educate students in the areas of chemistry, chemical technology, and advanced concepts in chemistry
  • Educate students on application of chemical techniques while fostering a sense of confidence in their abilities
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum, using a variety of instructional methods
  • Evaluate students’ progress, as well as that of peers, through standardized testing and other means
  • Develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff
  • Supervise student activities during lab periods
  • Develop and maintain a positive, collegial, and cooperative professional environment
  • Attend professional meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Chemistry Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate student performance, assign grades, and administer assessments
  • Identify student strengths and needs, and design individual student plans for success
  • Attend professional development conferences and meetings, and maintain professional licensure
  • Serve as a role model for professionalism and integrity
  • Lead departmental and extra curricular activities, including school field trips, interscholastic competitions, and student-organized fundraisers
  • Maintain a positive, cooperative work atmosphere, and oversee student disciplinary matters

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field
  • Strong understanding of high school chemistry
  • Knowledge of classroom management and discipline
  • Knowledge of basic high school math and physics
  • Knowledge of basic computer use
  • Ability to implement activities, including lab activities and safety lessons

[Company Name] is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all people, regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, or age. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusion of our team.

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