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Physics Instructor

The Governor's School for Science and Mathematics
Hartsville, South Carolina
Scaled Salary
Posted Date
Dec 12, 2022

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) seeks an exceptional Physics instructor to teach advanced high school students. Candidates must have a Master’s degree, PhD preferred, in physics or a related field. A teaching certificate is not required. Position begins August, 2023.


This is a permanent, full-time (10-month) teaching position, with benefits provided through the State of South Carolina. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.


Courses at GSSM are modeled on a college-like schedule and teaching environment. We offer courses to students in-person at our campus in Hartsville, SC, as well as virtually to students across the state of South Carolina. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach synchronous virtual or residential face-to-face courses, based on the needs of the physics department. Applicants are encouraged to state their work location preference in the cover letter, whether on the Hartsville campus, remotely, or no preference.


Applicants should have experience teaching physics at a college or advanced high school level. Physics courses currently offered in our programs include algebra-based General Physics 1&2 (dual-enrolled), Calculus-based Physics 1&2 (dual-enrolled), AP Physics C:Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism, Modern Physics, Fluids/Thermo/Optics, Physics in the Arts, and Astronomy. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach algebra-based or calculus-based introductory physics regularly, and will also have opportunities to develop and teach upper-level physics elective courses based on student interest. 


GSSM is mission-driven to bring excellence and advanced STEM experiences to South Carolina’s most talented and motivated students. This physics instructor will join a dedicated team of professionals working together to make that happen. GSSM teachers have an understanding of gifted learners, an enthusiasm for teaching driven high school students, and knowledge of effective pedagogy. Teachers share a desire to work collegially to create unique and innovative experiences for students within and outside the classroom. Committee meetings, student activity advising, and occasional evening/weekend commitments are a regular part of faculty responsibilities.


Applications should include the following combined into a single pdf file: cover letter of application, CV, teaching statement, and the South Carolina employment application available at  Review of applications will begin on November 15.


About GSSM: GSSM is a public-school offering tuition-free classes to students across the state of South Carolina. Our residential program teaches 11th and 12th grade students at our location in Hartsville, SC and is recognized among the top public high schools in the nation. Our virtual programs teach synchronous courses to 10th, 11th, and 12th graders across the state of South Carolina. GSSM additionally offers nationally recognized outreach, research, and international programs.


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