Morgan Park Academy has an opening for a full-time Biology Teacher to join our Upper School for the 2021-22 school year. Founded in 1873, Morgan Park Academy is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school in Chicago dedicated to preparing students to pursue the highest levels of educational excellence with an emphasis on independent thinking and global leadership.
Qualified candidates should have 3 or more years of experience teaching biology and AP biology; willingness to work in a collegial manner with faculty, staff, and parents; experience teaching across various grade levels; demonstrated success in working with students across different grade levels; Bachelor's degree and certification required; Master's degree preferred; engaging, innovative approach to teaching; mastery of creative and diverse methods of teaching, learning and assessment; experience with developing curriculum; ability to work collaboratively; demonstrated talent to create a positive nurturing environment for students.
Interested candidates should submit an application, resume and cover letter directly to email@example.com; Due to the volume of applications that we receive, no phone calls please.
Advanced degree in science; w/certification
Minimum 3 years teaching Biology (at-level and AP level)
Experience integrating technology and regular lab experiences into the curriculum
Instruct and assess students in a supportive manner that addresses multiple learning styles
Communicate student progress to parents and students
Work effectively to partner with parents and faculty advisor in the student’s education experience
Update classroom information on the portal system
Collaborate with colleagues within the Science team and across all school divisions
Ability to integrate project-based teaching and collaborative learning in the curriculum
Use a variety of communication/teaching styles and methods
Ability to hold students to a high and clearly articulated standards of performance
Serve as an advisor to students
Willingness to travel with students for school sponsored competitions and global experiential week
Proven track record of continued professional development opportunities as an educator
Interact with students outside of the classroom in developing and leading co-curricular activities: sports, service, arts, clubs/organizations
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer health, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement plan options
About Morgan Park Academy
Founded in 1873, Morgan Park Academy is a
coeducational, college preparatory, independent day school dedicated to preparing students to pursue the highest levels of educational excellence with an emphasis on independent thinking and scholarship.
We reflect a wide array of diversity and apply a global lens to curriculum to prepare students to act as leaders in the dynamic world of the future. We also expect students to live up to the highest standards of human values. Our track record shows that Morgan Park Academy students consistently achieve success in college and embrace leadership roles throughout their lives.
Our highly motivated faculty is complemented by a stimulating, time-tested curriculum. We have some of the smallest class sizes among the top schools in Illinois. The strengths of Morgan Park Academy according to a survey of our parents and students are:
Small class sizes.
Commitment to learning.
Diversity of student community.
The individual attention students receive.
A fully-integrated academic program.
The friendly atmosphere.
Morgan Park Academy provides an engaging, personal learning experience for students from Preschool through High School.