Biology Instructor

South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics   Hartsville, SC   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 1, 2022
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The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) seeks an exceptional Biology instructor to teach college-level courses to advanced high school juniors and seniors in a rigorous residential learning environment.  Candidates must have a Master’s degree, PhD preferred, in biology or a related field.  We welcome applications from candidates with specialization or teaching experience in general biology and one of the following fields: genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, or zoology.  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.


Applicants should have experience teaching biology at a college or advanced high school level.  Biology courses offered in our programs include AP biology, AP environmental science, anatomy and physiology, botany, evolution, genetics, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, and neuroscience.  The successful candidate should be prepared to teach AP Biology, which is a two-semester course, comparable to a year-long introductory biology course in a collegiate environment.  The candidate will also have opportunities to develop and teach upper-level biology courses based upon their specialty.


Courses at GSSM are modeled on a college-like schedule and teaching environment. With small class sizes and abundant resources, we offer exceptional courses to academically-motivated junior and senior students in-person at our campus in Hartsville, SC, as well as virtually to students across the state of South Carolina. Hartsville boasts small-town charm with significant opportunities in academia and industry alike. The successful candidate will be expected to work from our campus in Hartsville, SC. The candidate should be prepared to teach both online and residential courses, based upon the needs of the biology department. Experience teaching in virtual or hybrid environments is a plus. A teaching certificate is not required.


GSSM is mission-driven to bring excellence and advanced STEM experiences to South Carolina’s most talented and motivated junior and senior students. This biology 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.


Applicants must complete the South Carolina employment application available at under "Non-Certified Teacher (Biology)- 60028672". Applications should also include the following: application cover letter, CV, teaching statement, a document addressing how your experience and aspirations are consistent with the SCGSSM mission statement and the content of our residential/virtual programs.  Email this pdf file to the department chair, Dr. Jennifer Brown, at and place “Biology” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin November 30.

About GSSM: Located in Hartsville, SC, GSSM’s two-year, tuition-free residential program provides South Carolina’s most academically motivated 11th and 12th graders with exceptionally strong academic preparation emphasizing deep conceptual understanding within, and across, disciplines. GSSM is ranked by 24/7 Wall St. as the 6th best public high school in America for 2023.  Our special opportunities for the advanced study of science, math, and engineering, paired with equally strong offerings in humanities and social sciences, provide students with the specialized knowledge and broad, well-rounded perspective that is the foundation for success and achievement in a wide range of future pursuits.

GSSM has a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, and over 90% of the faculty have doctoral degrees in their field of specialty. For more information, visit

GSSM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in admission, participation, or employment in its programs and activities. GSSM is actively committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of its living, learning, and working community.