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High School Chemistry & Physics Teacher

Home Careers High School Chemistry & Physics Teacher
Submitted: September 5
Closing: October 5


Jo Park
Executive Director


Location Upper Mississippi Academy
19 E Exchange St
St. Paul, MN 55101
Categories Licensed
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Health Insurance Included
Minnesota Teacher's License Required
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Notes $48,000+
Work Commitment Full-Time
To Apply

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Job Description

We are currently seeking a high school chemistry and/or physics teacher passionate about field and laboratory experience to teach chemistry and/or physics, and, possibly, a science elective of their design. We prefer candidates experienced in designing and conducting hands-on activities, science fairs, ecological monitoring, robotics, amusement park physics, enthalpy and entropy demonstrations, stream table experiments, and anyone who can build a trebuchet.


- Valid Minnesota Teaching License - 9-12 Chemistry & 9-12 Physics
- Prepare standards-aware lessons and conduct daily classroom instruction in middle school science education at an appropriate instructional level.
- Incorporate hands-on, experiential and real-world experiences that students can relate to classroom content.
- Work with colleagues to create cross-curricular lessons and projects.
- Creatively design lessons that can offer quality experiences to all learners.
- Use the evidence of the learning and assessment cycle to facilitate student progress and improvement and regularly report progress to households and families.
- Maintain accurate data for goal setting and record keeping.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with community organizations to supplement and enhance student learning.
- Guide students in the creation of a respectful, non-bias school culture.
- Seek to expand working opportunities with colleagues.
- Accompany students on field trips, plan activities for Community Days, and participate in clubs and after school events.
- Create and maintain an online presence and accountability for classes taught.
- Build relationships with parents through consistent communication.

Institution Description

Fueled by curiosity, Upper Mississippi Academy serves our students and staff by engaging in innovative, authentic, and challenging educational experiences.

UMA is located in downtown St. Paul within sight of the Minnesota State Capitol. We serve students in grades 6 - 12. Our community is actively engaged in deconstructing systems of bias in all areas so that all our students can learn in an engaging environment to prepare them for being world citizens. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and community. UMA condemns racism and prejudice in all its forms and therefore promotes inclusion in all forms. This is evident in our ongoing organizational work that moves beyond mere statements to vetting its policies, procedures, and practices. As we post for positions, we hope to identify people who will assist in our mission to dismantle all bias so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at UMA.

Upper Mississippi Academy is a vibrant, pioneering, experience-based charter school with a growing student body. We pride ourselves on our philosophy of teacher-as-designer, expecting and encouraging teachers to incorporate subject area content with real world context, including cross-curricular collaboration and the development of partnerships with local community members and organizations. Our St. Paul urban location provides access to a broad spectrum of community partnerships.

People seeking employment at UMA are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status.

Application Instructions/Comments

Send a letter of interest, resume, current licensure/certification, and references (list or letter) to:

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