Chemistry Instructor

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 Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to serve as a Chemistry Instructor at Lofa County Community College in Liberia. Currently, Lofa County Community College (LCCC) does not have the sufficient amount of instructors needed in order to teach all of its required courses, especially in the Applied Engineering and Computer Science Departments. Since its establishment in 2010, LCCC has worked to provide their students with the tools necessary to become responsible and educated citizens. LCCC offers their students Associate Degrees in several fields, but a lack of resources and access to trained instructors has led to problems in providing their students with a complete educational experience. Peace Corps Response hopes to assist in this issue by providing LCCC with a Response Volunteer who can share their knowledge and experience.

The Chemistry Instructor will work with current staff at the LCCC to develop engaging and challenging curriculum that ensures coverage of all program requirements while also abiding by the school’s procedures. This would include setting tasks and assignments for the students that motivate them and ensures a high level of interest in their field of study. The Instructor is also responsible for creating a course syllabus and lesson plan which helps to encourage growth in the students. By the end of the assignment, the Response Volunteer should have submitted grades at the end of each term as well as a lesson plan and course evaluation to the appropriate department. The ultimate goal of this assignment is to help Lofa County Community College create an effective learning environment for its students.

Please note that candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Liberia together as a group, so the departure date is not flexible. It is unlikely that the departure date will change but applicants will be notified if the date does change. Please only apply if you are available on the date listed and if you can serve for the entire duration of the project.

Partner Information

Lofa County Community College (LCCC)

Required Skills

• BSc or BA in relevant field with at least two years of teaching experience
• The college priority need is a Chemistry instructor but also consider applicants in Biology
• Ability to adapt to and work in a very low-resource environment, including very limited transportation, internet access, and other amenities

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; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ophthalmology; seizure disorder; urology; ongoing counseling.
  • 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 review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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