Upper School Physics Teacher

Pace Academy - Atlanta, Georgia - Full time


Pace Academy is an independent college preparatory school in Atlanta, Ga., with an enrollment of 1,115 students in Pre-First through 12th grades. Pace Academy provides a rigorous academic curriculum to prepare students for success at a variety of prestigious colleges and universities. The school strives to provide an environment that stimulates physical health, a spirit of service, respect for diversity, and a healthy psychological and social outlook.

At Pace, we hire culturally competent and responsive candidates who believe in the critical importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the life of a school and can effectively incorporate those principles in their teaching. Pace actively seeks candidates from historically underrepresented populations.

Pace Academy is looking for an experienced individual to serve as an Upper School Physics Teacher for the 2021-2022 Spring Semester. Specifically, candidate must be available Monday-Friday from 7:15am-4:00pm starting January 4th and ending May 25th, 2022.

This teacher will be covering for a maternity leave for approximately five months. This faculty member will teach up to five (5) classes of 9th Grade Physics, both Honors and CP.

Qualified candidates should have a passion for helping students explore the sciences and for contextualizing scientific theories through hands-on learning activities that have real-world applications. A willingness to engage in a critical dialogue about instructional practice with peers and a desire to be involved in a wide range of school activities in and outside of the classroom are also essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares course objectives and outlines for courses of study in conjunction with other Upper School faculty, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school
  • Communicates effectively with parents in a timely manner
  • Leads parent-teacher conferences
  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops
  • Effectively incorporates principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in teaching and classroom culture
  • Attends training, professional development and education in antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Attends parent gatherings and assists with school-sponsored trips
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in physics or B. Ed with a physics major; advanced degree strongly preferred
  • Three or more years of teaching experience, including setting up and supervising students in a secondary school physics, required
  • Strong sense of humor, flexibility and desire to work with teens required
  • Must be available for after-school student help
  • Attendance at evening and weekend functions is occasionally required
  • Belief in the critical importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the life of a school so as to foster a sense
  • Proficient use of technology
  • Must be able to work full-time on campus, for in-person learning

Learn more about the Pace Academy Upper School at: www.paceacademy.org/academics/upper-school

Learn more about our Action Plan for Racial Equity at: www.paceacademy.org/about/diversity-inclusion/action-plan-for-racial-equity

Pace offers a complete benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurances, a 403(b) plan with a generous match, paid term life and disability insurances, supplemental insurance plans, and Flexible Spending Accounts.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and references to: Jobs@PaceAcademy.org.

Please indicate where you learned of this job and your desired salary range. PDFs or Word documents are preferred.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Pace Academy

At Pace, we hire enthusiastic professionals dedicated to their crafts and passionate about making a difference in the lives of children. Faculty and staff must be committed to our mission to create prepared, confident citizens of the world.
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