Latin School of Chicago is looking for a full-time chemistry teacher within the Upper School Science Department beginning with the 2021-22 school year. The ideal candidate will value a student-centered approach to the teaching of science. Specifically, the science department uses a standards-based approach to learning and assessment. We value the importance of personalized learning that allows students to make mistakes, respond to feedback, and try again. A strong candidate for our science program is one that is familiar with and open to learning how to facilitate these cycles of feedback in their classroom. Additionally, a strong candidate will have a master’s degree in education or related content field.
Minimally, this teacher will:
teach four classes within the science department
collaborate with a team of teachers on curriculum and assessment,
reflect on teaching practice, often trying new approaches to create an equitable and engaging experience for all students in science
value the opportunity to serve as a student advisor
work with students outside of class for extra help or enrichment
effectively communicate departmental philosophy and student performance with parents in writing grade reports and conducting parent-teacher conferences
be an active member of the science department; participating in professional development opportunities, department meetings
be an active member of the Upper School division; participating in division-wide committees, seeking and creating opportunities to collaborate with faculty beyond the department
Interested candidates should apply online by submitting a letter of interest and resume at www.latinschool.org/employment. We value a diversity of experience and perspective and ask that the candidate submit a response (500 word maximum) to the following prompt:
Recently a Latin student made this observation of her science class:
“This class feels very relevant; I feel very interested in what we are learning. I appreciate how questions and independent thought are encouraged during class. It feels like I am learning how to think critically in addition to learning about science.”
Describe how your experience may have inspired this type of reflection.
Interested candidates should apply for this position using the link below:
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.