The Latin School of Chicago provides its students with a rigorous and innovative educational program in a community that embraces diversity of people, cultures and ideas. Latin inspires its students to pursue their passions and lead lives of purpose and excellence. This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished educator who enjoys teaching and supporting students in an outstanding academic environment.
Latin School of Chicago will be hiring a full-time upper school history and social studies teacher to begin in the fall of 2021. Applicants will have a master’s degree in education, or related content field, and prior experience teaching U.S. History and Government (AP or regular levels) or civic education to grades 9-12 for a minimum of 3-5 years.
History department expectations include:
Interest in teaching U.S. History, American political history and comparative global or international relations
Working on a team of 2-3 U.S. history teachers by attending team meetings, following a course pace guide, giving feedback on curriculum, and collaborating on new earned-honors assessments.
Regular use of the Google suite platform for communication, grading assessments, keeping grades, student digital portfolios, and curriculum. Applicant need not be at expert level of these programs, but must have strong tech skills and a desire to learn.
Must be flexible to using standards-based assessment for common assessments
Expectations for all faculty include:
Teaching 4 classes a semester
Serve as an advisor to 8-10 students for their entire upper school career; counsel advisees on academic, socio-emotional, and behavioral needs
Commitment to develop connections with students beyond the classroom by attending events, performances, or games; sponsoring a club, sport, or attending an affinity group
Commitment to participating in professional development by participating in a Professional Learning Community (PLC)
Attend required meetings (division, department, all-school); complete duties such as supervision of the student learning commons
Co-chaperone an experiential learning Project Week that is either in or out of town for 8-16 students and one Latin teacher
Write student narratives two times a year during 1st and 3rd quarters to update families on students’ progress
Be observed and evaluated by the department chair and Division Director to ensure teaching and curriculum are engaging and support student learning
Dispositions of need:
Flexibility, collaboration, cooperation, diplomatic, proactive, open to receiving feedback, agility to change course depending upon the needs of students, teammates, department, and division; enthusiastic to take student meetings before or after school or during free blocks, team player who supports department and division initiatives and Latin’s Statement of Teaching and Learning
Since 1888, Latin has been committed to academic excellence in an environment that creates a life-long love of learning and supports students as they pursue their passions. Our school is home to students from throughout the city and suburbs and we value the variety of experiences that they bring to our learning environment. “Of Chicago” is more than a part of our school’s name – those words help to define the school itself.