High School Biochemistry Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Science
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area is seeking an Expanding Biochemistry Teacher to start July 1, 2023.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related field.
  • Experience with competency-based education preferred.
  • Experience integrating NGSS preferred.
  • A love of and experience in teaching high school-age children.
  • Experience maintaining a science lab at a high school or university, including safety procedures, chemical storage, and ordering.

More about this role


  • Teach 4 sections of Foundations in Science: Biochemistry I.
  • Advise 10-12 students, implementing the school’s social-emotional curriculum.
  • Provide a hands-on, inquiry-based style of teaching that exemplifies how student wellness, intellectual rigor, and a deep commitment to social impact and DEI are critical.
  • Effectively manage flexible, collaborative learning experiences with various sized groups of students.
  • Design and lead two, quarter-long exploratory classes each year.