English Faculty - Fall 2023
- Location details
- Aurora, IL
- Position type
- Organization type
- Nonprofit organization
- English education, Humanities
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
The English faculty of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is actively seeking applications for an anticipated full-time English teaching position for the fall 2023. The core English curriculum includes materials developed by faculty members and integrates concepts from composition, rhetoric, research, literary analysis, performance, and multi-modal literacies. Electives are offered in topics and fields such as gender studies, film studies, poetry, graphic novels, theater, and speculative fiction, among others. The selected candidate will be responsible for curriculum delivery as well as ongoing development and revision of departmental courses.
The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program. It also serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry (www.imsa.edu).
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment. IMSA has committed to advancing equity in STEM education and representation and creating a diverse, inclusive community of global citizens who can realize their full potential, and execute our mission to advance the human condition.
This Equity and Excellence work is the intentional integration of Cultural Competence, Diversity, Equity, Equity-Minded Frame, Excellence and Inclusion into every facet of the Academy, with the understanding that it is an active and ongoing process involving structures, processes and people and not an isolated initiative.
This position will support IMSA's Diversity work by ensuring the delivery of quality, equitable, and inclusive constituent-centered support while promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that embraces the diversity of people and perspectives collaborating at IMSA to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Teach core English courses including Literary Explorations I (composition and rhetoric); Literary Explorations II (American literature); and Literary Explorations III (foundational British literature).
- Work toward a technology-rich, innovative classroom experience for students.
- Guide and tutor students outside of class.
- Participate in the team’s curriculum and assessment.
- Participate in all department and faculty meetings, faculty development programs, and community development days.
- Participate in non-teaching activities that support the department’s programs.
- Participate in external English and teaching organizations.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A minimum of a Master’s degree in English.
- An exemplary teaching record.
- Effective communication with students, staff, and parents.
- Active participation in a collaborative team environment.
- Engagement in reflective professional practice.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work is performed in classroom and office settings with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This role requires the following physical activities: speaking for extended periods of time, hearing and visual acuity, standing, sitting, and walking.
This position is a 10-month, full time position. Salary is commensurate with training, educational preparation, and experience. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and retirement benefits. The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is reciprocal with other Illinois retirement systems such as the Teachers' Retirement Systems of Illinois (TRS).
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, the contact information of three professional references.
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or national origin. This policy also includes the handicapped and all disabled Vietnam era veterans. IMSA utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.
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