The Latin School of Chicago is seeking an experienced full-time Upper School History Teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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 2019. Applicants will have a master’s degree in education, or related content field, and prior experience teaching grades 9-12 for a minimum of 3-5 years. Candidates need to have experience teaching a global or world history course(s).
History department expectations include:
Interest in teaching World history and an elective(s)
Working on a team of 2-3 World history teachers by attending team meetings, following a course pace guide, giving feedback on curriculum, and collaborating on grade-level simulations and field trips.
Regular use of technology for communication, student digital portfolios, and curriculum. Programs and platforms include Google Suite, Slack, and email. 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 exercises and 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
Work closely with the department chair and Division Director to design lesson plans and curriculum that is responsive to student needs
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
A 1 page letter of interest that articulates how past experiences align with Latin’s hiring needs
1-2 page resume of relevant work experiences, sponsorships, and accomplishments
Sample of a recent (last year) student assessment and rubric used to assess student learning or growth
A 250 word response to the following prompts:
What are the three measures you would use to evaluate your success as a teacher? What is your rationale for prioritizing these three measures?
What was the last piece of feedback you received and how did it inform your life or career?
If you could imagine assessing students without the use of traditional grades, how would you give them feedback?
Interested candidates should apply via the application link found on Latin’s website. Candidates should complete the application and submit a letter of interest, a resume, an assessment sample, and the responses to the prompts. Latin School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an equal opportunity employer.