Chemistry and/or Physics Instructor at Tertiary Level

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Chemistry and/or Physics Instructor with at least 2 years of practical teaching experience and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Physics is needed to teach courses for the Phebe Paramedical Training Program. This training program is the oldest nursing school in the country and Phebe is working with the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) to reach mandates under the Health Workforce Program (HWP) to increase enrollment and upgrade space and infrastructure. A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed because these courses are only offered one semester of the year and the previous part-time instructor is no longer available.

The Chemistry and/or Physics Instructor will teach one (or both, if qualified) of the courses and help students understand and apply the importance of these subjects to their disciplines and to society as a whole. The Response Volunteer will apply effective teaching methods for students’ comprehension, demonstrate higher student achievement scores in applicable content areas, and effectively ensure student demonstration and application of acquired knowledge and skills. He/she must also submit a detailed end of assignment report outlining successes, challenges, and recommendations.

Please note; these are approximate departure dates and might change.


Phebe Paramedical Training Program

Required Skills

• Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry or Physics
• At least 2 years of practical teaching experience
• Passion for education and teaching at the university level
• Ability to break down complex concepts for easy understanding

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations in Liberia

  • Liberia may not be able to support Volunteers  with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; cardiology; dermatology; gastroenterology; some types of gynecologic support; insulin-dependent diabetes; mammography; ongoing behavioral health support; ophthalmology; seizure disorder; urology.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Vyvanse.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
  • After arrival in Liberia, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please also review Important Medical Information for Applicants [PDF] to learn about other health conditions typically not supported in Peace Corps service.

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