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Do you know a good site to find jobs as teacher for high schools/colleges?

  1. Feb 14, 2009 #1
    I am interested to teaching high schools or colleges (USA), but not in a university, if you know one please advice.
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2009 #2
    For college positions, try the Chronicle of Higher Education available on line.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2009 #3
    Google for "(your state) teaching jobs". It seems that many have state-wide teaching job boards.

    Are you already a certified high school teacher? If not, you will need to go through a certification/licensure program to teach at any public school (and many private schools).
     
  5. Feb 16, 2009 #4
    no, I am not with license , I did nit know I need that
    Thank you!
     
  6. Feb 24, 2009 #5

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    Also note that in the USA, "colleges" and "universities" both grant bachelor's degrees, and they both normally require a Ph.D. for a tenure-track position.

    There are also short-term or part-time "adjunct" or "instructor" positions that don't require a Ph.D. but do usually require some graduate-level coursework. At my college, for example, in order to teach here at all, you must have taken at least 18 semester-hours (credits) of graduate-level coursework in your field.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2009 #6
    Thank you, I have PhD even a postdoc.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2009 #7
    The US also has community colleges, generally two-year institutions that offer associate's degrees (and often many professional and trade certification).

    Requirements vary state by state for the community colleges, but my state and those around me do not require a state teaching license.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2009 #8
    I don't want to discourage you from your job search, but I would like to bring an important issue to your awareness so that you can plan accordingly.

    Based on what I saw posted in this thread, you have a Ph.D., yet no teaching certification. Therefore, you probably have little teaching experience. When it comes time for the school district to hire potential job candidates (assuming you had certification), they may be much more likely to choose someone fresh out of college rather than you. Why? The reason is money. With your advanced education, you will automatically start out higher on the salary scale. So, you will have to really distinguish yourself from other candidates to have any opportunity.

    I used to be a teacher in PA. In my school district, I saw excellent teachers, whom had numerous accolades and experience in leadership roles, that tried to find jobs in better school districts get rejected. The reason was money; they already had 5-15 years experience, depending on the particular case, and the school district chose to hire college graduates with no experience (half of which according to statistics will leave the field within 5 years) instead for each case. This effect may only be local but I doubt it, since many organizations these days, including school districts, are tight with their money.

    Based on your background, I would say that your better suited for post-secondary education job opportunities.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
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