Chemistry & Physics Teacher

Title: Chemistry & Physics Teacher        
Date Updated: February 22, 2023     
FLSA Classification: Full-time, exempt    
Reports To: Director of Studies            

Solebury School seeks a qualified, full-time Chemistry & Physics teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. This position will start on or around August 25, 2023. Qualified candidates will be excited to be a part of a school community that is built around the ideals of mutual respect between teachers and students and a relevant, meaningful academic program. On-campus housing based on availability.

Essential Functions

  • Teach up to four total high-school Physics and/or Chemistry classes (from general level to Advanced Placement) in 80 minute blocks meeting 2-3 times each per week, incorporating labs and activities within each of the courses
  • Foster a strong working relationship with students and families
  • Lead two trimesters of after school activity, 3:45-5:15pm three days per week
  • Perform assigned weekend duties as part of the boarding program, with number of weekends based on housing
  • Serve as an advisor of up to 8 students
  • Engage in continuing professional development
  • Collaborate within and beyond the department


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience teaching high school students


  • Master’s degree or higher in Physics or Chemistry
  • Boarding and/or independent school experience

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Physical: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, reach for or otherwise move objects, including textbooks and other teaching materials. Sedentary work involves sitting, standing and walking around the classroom
  • Communication: Activities include both hearing and talking to express or exchange ideas and information
  • Environmental conditions: Activities occur mostly inside and occasionally outside
  • Valid driver’s license required as well as the ability to pass a variety of background checks

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Solebury School offers competitive wages and comprehensive benefits to all eligible employees, including: 

  • Medical/Vision Insurance (free option for employees and employees plus children)
  • Dental Insurance 
  • 403 (b) plan
  • Company Holidays
  • Short and Long Term Disability Leave

As part of the terms for employment and in accordance with state law, all employees undergo national, state and local background checks before starting.  Employment is also contingent on the ability to establish identity for employment in the United States by providing appropriate documentation to complete the I-9 form and required certifications, as well as being completely vaccinated and boosted, or documentation of a religious/medical exemption.  All employees must have reliable transportation to and from school.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Staci Freer, Special Projects Manager via email Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin immediately.

Solebury School seeks teachers who enjoy being a part of a culture of learning, where they are always striving to improve their teaching through feedback and self-evaluation. We value intellectual challenge and academic achievement alongside mutual respect between students and teachers.

Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education.  We are an all-gender boarding and day school serving more than 240 students in grades 9-12. 
Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.