The Journalism teacher reports to the high school principal.
supervising students both in and out of the classroom; maintaining up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience; monitoring the performance of their students; and recognizing problems and coordinating with administrators, other teachers, and parents to correct problems.
Additionally, teachers are expected to work with members in their department, colleagues in other departments, as well as with staff and administrators. The Journalism teacher is expected to share responsibility for advising students in the production of print and digital student media.
The work year is 179 days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Schools' governing Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2019.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Journalism or a related field (ie. Communications, English with a Journalism/Student Publications focus) required.
Master's degree in Journalism or a related field preferred.
A minimum of three years of teaching experience or comparable equivalent experience required.
Experience developing curriculum, and advising student media (newspaper, yearbook, online, photojournalism or broadcast) preferred.
About University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life—of thought and exploration—infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey—one of the great minds in education—established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today’s students still benefit from his vision, and today’s Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field.
Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are affiliated with the University, half live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Indiana. Lab’s student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the Schools and its community; approximately half of our 2,000 students are people of color and families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes.
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The Laboratory Schools is a great place to work and our connection to the University provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.
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