Elgin Academy is a preschool through grade 12 learning community of approximately 225 students located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to our Mission of “Inspiring students to become our creative, courageous, and compassionate future.”
We are seeking candidates for the full-time position of Upper School (9-12) Social Studies Teacher starting in August 2021. This person should be prepared to teach a course load that includes classes on ancient and modern world cultures as well as United States history. Additionally, this candidate will teach Advanced Placement Psychology. This teacher will also team-teach a cross-curricular January Term course with other faculty members. They will be a student advisor and play a leadership role in co-curricular activities such as coaching athletics or sponsoring student organizations. A bachelor’s degree in history or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and/or previous independent school experience.
Candidates will be expected to aspire to the EA Characteristics of Professional Excellence, in which Elgin Academy teachers promise to:
Create an environment where students are encouraged to take risks, grow from mistakes, defend their ideas, and advocate for themselves.
Provide diverse learning experiences that allow and encourage a variety of ways to demonstrate knowledge.
Model the characteristics found in the Portrait of a Hilltopper.
Build trusting relationships with students and families through consistency, equity, and communication.
Communicate and collaborate with the school community to foster supportive and professional relationships.
Continue to innovate teaching strategies, including use of technology.
Support school community activities.
Continue to be lifelong learners through ongoing professional development and collaboration with peers.
Elgin Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution that fully and actively supports equal access for all.
Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references electronically to Doug Sept at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Elgin Academy
Founded in 1839, Elgin Academy, is a Preschool through Grade 12 learning community of approximately 300 students, located 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Here, taking learning personally defines our promise to each and every student and family who calls Elgin Academy home.