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The Preuss School K-12 Instructor - Science

Application Window

Open date: April 25th, 2020

Last review date: Tuesday, Jul 6, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Position: The Preuss School K-12 Instructor - Science
AY 2021-2022 Opening: 1 position (Estimated start date: 08/03/2021)

Annual Salary Range (based on PCSSL education and credentialed teaching experience): $54,166.00 - $109,666.00
Representation: Unit IX – Non-Senate Instructional American Federation of Teachers

The Preuss School at UC San Diego ( is a charter middle and high school dedicated to providing a rigorous college prep education for low-income scholars who will become the first in their families to graduate from college. As a department within UC San Diego Academic Affairs, The Preuss School also serves as a model school to study and develop best practices in the preparation of low-income, urban scholars for college admission.

Under the supervision of the Principal, The Preuss School teachers are focused on the attainment of the California Standards for the teaching profession:
a. Engaging/supporting all students in learning;
b. Creating/maintaining an effective environment;
c. Understanding/organizing subject matter;
d. Planning instruction;
e. Designing learning experiences;
f. Assessing student learning;
g. Developing as professional.

All applicants are required to possess the following basic qualifications:
Required - Bachelor's degree with emphasis in the appropriate field.
Required - Current California Teaching Credential - Life/Physical/Physics Science
Required - California Teaching Credential – Clear Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate or equivalent authorization.
Required - Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) compliance.
Required - Applicants must pass Live Scan background check and Tuberculosis (TB) screening.
Preferred - Experience in teaching Science
Preferred - Bilingual in Spanish

To apply, all applications should be submitted via our AP On-Line Recruit submission website at:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity ( All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Copy of Degree/Transcript - Please include a copy of your transcript to determine level of education for salary column placement.

  • Copy of Teaching Credential - Valid California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: Single or Multiple Subjects.

    30-day Emergency Substitute Teaching Credential does not qualify.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

  • Evidence of Teaching - If available, please provide evidence of teaching, such as lesson plans, evaluations, and curriculum.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

La Jolla, CA