Mathematics Education or Science Education Instructor/Lecturer

Before You Apply

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

Project Description

Two Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) with master’s degrees in an education-related field are needed to serve as a Mathematics or Science Instructors for Primary and Secondary Education at Cuttington University’s College of Education. The College of Education is dedicated to engaging students, educators, and community members through establishing an environment that is conducive for learning, training, and research and is responsive to the needs of Liberia, Africa, and the global community. Students are equipped with skills to teach in the primary and secondary schools in Liberia. Cuttington University has a shortage of qualified educators to teach mathematics and science to its students, which has caused these courses to become a high priority for the upcoming fall semester. Two PCRVs are requested to meet that need.

Two Mathematics or Science Instructors with at least two years’ experience teaching in higher education are needed to use provided Liberian Government Curriculum to choose content areas relevant to the subject matter and grade level of the teachers they are training. The teachers have to be knowledgeable in both content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge and must be able to teach their courses, adhere to the schedule, and utilize classroom management skills. The PCRVs will also attend faculty meetings and evaluate student performance.

Please note that this position is one of several that will depart for service in Liberia at the same time. 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

College of Education, Cuttington University

Required Skills

• Master’s degree in an Education-related field with Mathematics, Science or other relevant concentration. Candidates with only a bachelor’s degree are not eligible.
• Experience teaching in higher education for at least two years
• Ability to enhance performance of academic excellence

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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