The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools is a coeducational independent day school serving over 2200 students from pre-school through grade 12. Located on the University of Chicago campus and founded by the philosopher and educator John Dewey in 1896, Lab is known for its outstanding academics, and commitment to the arts. For additional information, please visit our website at https://www.ucls.uchicago.edu.
Lab is seeking candidates for the position of Middle School Music and Band Instructor, which also includes the responsibility of Seventh Grade Advisor. Specifically, the position includes work with the following classes and ensembles: 6th Grade Band, 6th Grade Music Workshop, 7th Grade Music Workshop, 8th Grade Band, and a 7th Grade Advisory. Please note that our Music Workshop classes are general music classes.
Candidates should possess the ability to motivate, inspire, teach, and work with middle school students. Successful candidates will bring demonstrated excellence in teaching general music classes, as well as instrumental ensembles, and a love for working with middle school age children. Outstanding interpersonal skills, including collaboration and communication with colleagues, students, and families is required. In addition, this position requires a passion for curriculum and program development, and the ability to work within, and contribute to, a music department consisting of fourteen other members.
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.
The Laboratory Schools seek the fine...st employees—people who wish to inspire a love of learning in our students and join a vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training, in many different disciplines. At Lab, we value learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We seek employees who share a similar commitment to these values. Lab people are engaged and excited by our mission of igniting and nurturing an enduring spirit of scholarship, curiosity, creativity, and confidence in the youngest members of the University of Chicago’s academic community.
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.
Interested candidates should apply via our website at: http://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/about-lab/employment
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