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 an American or U.S. history course(s), preferably at an Honors or Advanced Placement level.
History department expectations include:
Interest in teaching American history and an elective(s)
Working on a team of 3 U.S. history teachers by attending team meetings, collaborating to plan and use common curriculum and assessments, giving feedback on curriculum, and collaborating on grade-level simulations.
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.
Experience with (or openness to) standards-based assessment
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, 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 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?
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Latin School of Chicago
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.