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The Preuss School K-12 Instructor - Science (Chemistry)

Position overview

Position title: K-12 Science Teacher - Chemistry.
Salary range: $54,166 - $106,666 (A1 - E17) based on PCSSL education and credentialed teaching experience.

Application Window

Open date: August 25, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 16, 2022 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: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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 - Chemistry
AY 2022-2023 Opening: 1 position (Estimated start date: Immediately).

Annual Salary Range (based on 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.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)
  • Required - Bachelor's degree
  • Current California Teaching Credential (CTC) - Chemistry, OR teaching credential from states that are members of the NASDTEC Interstate Reciprocity Agreements and have signed a reciprocity agreement with California. -OR letter confirming that CTC would be obtained by September 1, 2022.
  • California Teaching Credential – Clear Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate or equivalent authorization or equivalent from out-of-state.
  • Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) compliance.
  • Official job offer is contingent upon clearance of Live Scan background check and Tuberculosis (TB) screening.
Preferred qualifications
  • Experience in teaching Science
  • Bilingual

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Copy of Teaching Credential - Valid California Commission of Teaching Credentialing (CTC) Single Subjects - Chemistry, or a letter confirming that CTC would be obtained by September 1, 2022, or Teaching Credential from states that are members of the NASDTEC Interstate Reciprocity Agreements and have signed a reciprocity agreement with California.

    (30-day Emergency Substitute Teaching Credential does not qualify)

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

  • 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 - Please provide evidence of teaching, such as lesson plans, evaluations, and curriculum.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA