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Physical Science and Chemistry Teacher (grades 8–12)

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Harding Academy is a Christian school serving children ages 6 weeks–grade 12 in the heart of east Memphis. We are focused on academic growth and spiritual development, preparing our graduates for college and beyond.

Our mission is summed up by three words: love, think, live. We teach students to love others as Christ loves them, to think creatively and learn with open minds, and to live courageously to the glory of God.

We are creatively educating the next generation to be strong and courageous disciples of Christ who serve and influence the world for His glory. Looking ahead to the future of our school, we will rely on the following five core commitments: discipleship, academic excellence, community, creativity, and parent partnership.

Position Overview

Harding Academy seeks a dynamic and dedicated Chemistry and Physical Science Teacher to join our faculty. The successful candidate will have a passion for science education and a commitment to nurturing students’ curiosity and understanding of God’s creation. This individual will teach a range of courses in chemistry and physical science, engaging students through innovative instruction and hands-on laboratory experiences.

Christian Depth and Commitment

  • Demonstrated Christian engagement, both within the school at large and already evident in church ministry and servanthood. Ready to lead students and their school level faculty/staff, students, and parents in deeper faith, purity, and ethical directions.
  • Deep commitment to the Bible and coherent grasp of the Gospel.
  • Exemplary role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others—evidenced in his/her family.
  • Constantly seeking and implementing innovative ways to reach the next generation for Christ.
  • Ready to embrace Harding’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Community Covenant, Philosophy of Education, and Vision.

Personal Qualities

  • Enjoys and regularly engages with faculty, students, and families.
  • Proactive in communicating via the best tools of the day, including timely and quality written communication.
  • Willingness to grow and learn.
  • Early adopter personality; motivates others to explore new best practices and possibilities.
  • An enthusiasm to help all students find success, and coordinate all stakeholders towards that end.


  • Develop and deliver engaging and rigorous curriculum in chemistry and physical science for high school students.
  • Utilize a variety of instructional strategies to meet the diverse learning needs of students.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment that promotes active participation and inquiry-based learning.
  • Design and conduct laboratory experiments that reinforce scientific concepts and develop students’ laboratory skills.
  • Assess student progress through formative and summative assessments, providing timely and constructive feedback to support growth.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to align curriculum, share best practices, and support student achievement across disciplines.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues to promote student success and maintain a strong school community.

Application Process

Submit resume and teacher application packet to:
Ashley Lipe, Upper School Principal
Harding Academy
1100 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117


We look forward to welcoming a passionate and dedicated teacher to our team in August 2024.

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Harding Academy of Memphis

Full Time

Memphis, Tennessee

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