Science Teacher

Oakland Unified School District - Oakland, CA - Full time

Oakland Unified School District is hiring talented science educators for the 2017-18 school year! Join a district on the leading edge of Next Generation Science Standards implementation. Our teachers are supported to provide relevant and engaging science curriculum focused on science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. We’re currently looking for teachers for all of the following sciences: Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Conceptual Physics, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Physics, and Physiology. Online applications are available at this address:

Salary and Benefits:

  • OUSD offers a competitive salary, based on years of experience and education. Benefits include full medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their families, plus life insurance, long-term disability coverage, and a retirement plan through the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).
  • Across Bay Area public school districts, employees pay an average of 42% ($9,000) for family coverage on the least expensive plan. In OUSD, employees can pay much less: just 1.3% for family coverage, or less than $400 annually. (Note that exact amounts depend on which plan is selected.)
  • Read more about benefits here:

OUSD is looking for teachers who:

  • Believe that all students can learn and are dedicated to an asset-based approach to the educational success of urban students
  • Plan and prepare rigorous, standards-aligned lessons with meaningful and equitable instruction
  • Build a supportive and challenging learning environment for students that promotes respect and a culture of learning, with behavioral expectations and routines that maximize learning time
  • Reflect and revise their practice to improve student outcomes

Minimum qualifications:

  • A current California Teaching Credential or out-of-state equivalent (by July 2017) OR active enrollment in a university intern program
  • Authorization to work in the United States

How to Apply:

Start by applying to our eligibility pools and specific vacancies listed here: You can also learn more about our teaching opportunities and hiring events here:

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Experience Level

Any experience level

Oakland Unified School District


All Oakland students will graduate science literate with the skills needed to succeed in college, career and community.

Learn more about science in OUSD here:

Why teach in OUSD?

  • Oakland is a dynamic hub of innovation, art, technology, and thriving business. Oakland is deeply rooted in a history of community-based organizing and rich in cultural, racial, socio-economic, linguistic diversity and inclusivity.
  • OUSD reflects the best of innovation and diversity in our dynamic and growing city, leading equity-centered work in public education nationwide.
  • We are making great strides in social-emotional learning, closing the technology gap, and increasing personalized education in our classrooms.

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