Open Teaching Positions

Southern Teachers Agency is beginning a new season of recruiting for the 2020-2021 school year! Southern Teachers Agency was founded in 1902 and is the oldest placement agency for educators in the country, and its services are free.

If you are interested in a chemistry teaching position, especially in the southern United States, Southern Teachers Agency can help you find the right fit. Candidates for the teaching positions do not necessarily need teacher certification to work in private/independent schools. To learn more and apply, you can visit their website.

Join Scientific Thinkers

If you need to complete community service hours or want to give back to the Columbus community, consider joining Scientific Thinkers! Scientific Thinkers is a student organization at OSU dedicated to mentoring minority students who are interested in STEM. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your leadership skills as well as gain experience in teaching STEM material. If you are interested, there will be a mandatory orientation on Tuesday August 27 at 1:00 pm or Thursday August 29 at 3:00 pm. RSVP here. Find out more about Scientific Thinkers here!

Southern Teachers Chemistry Teaching Jobs

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If you are a soon to graduate chemistry major and are looking for a teaching job, Southern Teachers can help! Southern Teachers is a free service that works to connect science teachers with private college prep schools in the South. Typically, these schools do not require completion of a teacher-training program. Southern Teachers is looking for prospective graduates who are successful, smart, charismatic, and want to motivate high school and middle school students to become excited about science. Apply here.

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows trains recent college grads to become exceptional, certified teachers in Indianapolis. After successful completion of summer training, Fellows begin teaching in the 2019-2020 school year, earning a full salary and benefits while receiving direct coaching, certification coursework, and support.

Why Indianapolis? Historically, high-need students in Indianapolis have not had equal access to an education that adequately prepares them for college and career. Fellows don’t just teach, they embrace a wider movement. “Education reform is a priority of state and local government. There’s an environment conducive to new ideas and open to new talent, with lots of brilliant minds coming together to solve educational equity problems,” said Alumni Brent Freeman, now Special Education Director of Indianapolis Public Schools.

In addition, with more than 30 district and charter school partners in greater Indianapolis, Fellows have unique flexibility to find a school that fits their skills and interests.

More information and the application are available online.

Full-Time Chemistry Teaching Position

Village Academy Schools in Powell, Ohio is seeking an adjunct Chemistry/Physical Science teacher for the academic year, to begin effective immediately.

Village Academy Schools seek to educate college-bound students who not only wish to become self-fulfilled individuals but also to function as responsible, compassionate citizens of the world.

This position teaches classes for Upper School General Chemistry, Advanced Placement Chemistry (AP), and Physical Science. Apart from specific teaching activities, teachers are also responsible for establishing an encouraging environment for the academic and personal development and success of their students.

Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Valid Ohio teaching licensure is preferred but not required.  Previous teaching and/or industry experience is considered a plus. Must be able to pass a BCI/FBI check, as well as pass a drug test.

Applicants should forward their resume to Tres Marangoni, Head of School:

More information can be found in the position description.

Teaching Positions

Southern Teachers is recruiting graduating students for the 2019-20 school year. Registration for their Job Fair in Charlotte (on February 2, 2019) will open November 1. To attend the fair, candidates must apply and then be interviewed by one of our counselors.

Southern Teachers is the premier recruiter for private schools in the South. Hundreds of schools throughout the South will list thousands of jobs with us, and there will be plenty of jobs for candidates seeking chemistry teaching jobs.

These schools want candidates who have a strong background in chemistry and a desire to impact the lives of students. A teaching license or education major is NOT generally required.

Applying before the Thanksgiving break is highly encouraged. It does take time for them to process and interview candidates, so the earlier one applies, the better. While they are primarily recruiting for 2019-20, they will have some opportunities for December graduates, as well. If interested, applying right away is important.

Students may use this link to apply online.

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Historically, high-need students in Indianapolis have not had equal access to an education that adequately prepares them for college and career. Indianapolis Teaching Fellows trains recent college graduates to become exceptional certified teachers in high-need subject areas. The fast-paced summer training program focuses on the essential skills that teachers need most to start strong. Fellows will repeatedly practice foundational classroom management and instructional techniques, receive direct feedback from skilled coaches, and pass a series of evaluations to be eligible to start teaching in the fall. More information can be found at their website.

Application Deadline – November 5th, 2019

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Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Spring 2019!

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry hires over 50 outstanding undergraduates per semester to teach our General Chemistry courses. If you’d like to improve your content knowledge at your job, help students through problems, and get teaching experience, TAing could be for you!


  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Accumulative GPA > 3.6
  • Taking classes during Spring 2019
  • No other paid student appointment during Spring 2019 [this includes paid research]

Appointment Details:

  • Salary: $12-13/hour
  • Hours: 10-12 per week
  • Responsibilities: Teach 1-3 hour lab; Promptly grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 weekly office hour; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meetings and beginning of the term training beginning Sunday, January 6th. Conflicts with training should be stated on your application and described in detail if possible.

Apply online now! After the submission of your application, the department will reach out to ask you to submit a schedule. Submitting a schedule does not guarantee a position.  All applications, including schedules, are due November 11th, 2018 at 11:59 pm, and hiring decisions will be made by early December. Please contact the Lab Supervisors ( if you have questions about the application process.

Chemistry Teaching Job Opportunities

Southern Teachers Agency is looking for potential graduating students to become K-12 chemistry teachers post-graduation. Southern Teachers Agency is a placement agency in Virginia that recruits graduates for teaching positions for private schools throughout the southern states.

A teaching license or education major is not generally required to apply! They are simply looking for individuals with a strong background in chemistry and a desire to impact the lives of students. If interested, applications can be found here.

Additional information can be found here, or by contacting Austin White at (434) 295-9122.
Check our their Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as well!

Volunteer Opportunity

Scientific Thinkers invites STEM students to join their organization.

Scientific Thinkers is a student organization that partners with Columbus Elementary Schools. Through the Scientific Thinkers™ program, undergraduate and graduate students from OSU STEM departments work with teachers and students in First through Fifth grade to encourage students to always be curious and ask questions about the world around them.

The undergraduate and graduate student volunteers gain unique practice at communicating scientific information to those outside the field. They also have an opportunity to reach out to the Columbus community and motivate the next generation of scientific thinkers!

Volunteer visits are available on Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30PM and on Thursdays from 3:00-5:30 PM . Carpooling is available to and from the elementary schools.

If you are interested in learning more about Scientific Thinkers please visit their website.