Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, History/Social Science
History Social Science Faculty – Modern American/World
|Institution Type:||Preparatory School|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
The selected candidate will be responsible for curriculum delivery as well as ongoing development and revision of core and elective courses. The candidate will be qualified, at minimum, to teach a survey course in American History or American Government, with the ability to teach an integrated Modern American-World History class. Preference will be given to those candidates that have some specialization in the following fields: the History of Science, the History of Technology or Science and American Society. IMSA History/Social Science courses are inquiry-based and the faculty practices constructivist pedagogy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Teach core courses in American History
- Possess a dynamic classroom presence.
- Work toward a technology-rich, innovative classroom experience for students.
- Guide and tutor students outside of class.
- Participate in the team’s curriculum and assessment development in History.
- Participate in all department and faculty meetings, faculty development programs, and community development days.
- Participate in non-teaching activities that support the department’s programs.
- Participate in professional history and teaching organizations.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A minimum of a Master’s degree in American History or American Government. Experience teaching the History of Science or Technology will be given special consideration.
- Experience and comfort with students and colleagues from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
- An exemplary teaching record.
- Effective communication with students, staff, and parents.
- Active participation in a collaborative team environment.
- Engagement in reflective professional practice.
- Highly motivated, results-oriented individual with significant experience in teaching.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a fast-paced team environment with ability to function diplomatically and effectively at all levels.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work is performed in classroom and office settings with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This role requires the following physical activities: speaking for extended periods of time, hearing and visual acuity, standing, sitting, and walking.
This position is a 10-month, full time position beginning in the fall of 2014. Salary commensurate with training, educational preparation, and experience. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and retirement benefits. The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is reciprocal with other Illinois retirement systems such as the Teachers' Retirement Systems of Illinois (TRS).
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, the contact information of three professional references, and salary history to: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Attention: Steve Zant, Job Code FA-HSS-HNET, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506, 630 907-5909 (phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org . Letters of interest with all appropriate attachments listed above will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled.
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and excellence. Qualified individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies