Latin School of Chicago will be hiring a full-time upper school history and social studies teacher to begin in the fall of 2018. In furtherance of our strategic plan and Statement of Teaching and Learning at Latin, the ideal candidates will have a master’s degree in education or related content field and demonstrated experience in the following areas:
“Developing assessments that emphasize analysis, synthesis, application to real-world problems,” student collaboration, and authentic public demonstrations of student learning (Latin Strategic Plan)
“Cultivating student responsibility for skill development by helping them reflect on… feedback” (Statement of Teaching and Learning)
“Creating learning opportunities for students to gain empathy and promote equity” (Statement of Teaching and Learning)
“Adopting inclusive classroom practices to ensure that all students, particularly those historically underrepresented, use their voices and thrive” (Statement of Teaching and Learning)
“Joining with colleagues to reflect on feedback and best practices, while collaborating to design improvements in teaching” (Statement of Teaching and Learning)
Deploying successful strategies to promote writing, reading comprehension, and conversation skills for all learners
Utilizing academic technology to advance learning objectives in innovative ways
Position expectations include:
Teaching 4 classes a term
Serving as a student advisor
Supporting student community life beyond the classroom
Participating in the Latin Mentoring Program
Seeking out professional development opportunities to achieve annual goals and share insights with colleagues
Interested candidates should apply online at www.latinschool.org/employment by submitting:
A 1 page letter of interest
Sample student assessment
A 250 word response to the following prompt:
What are the three measures you would use to evaluate your success as a teacher? What is your rationale for prioritizing these three measures?
At later stages, candidates may be called upon to submit additional artifacts to demonstrate the desired experiences listed above. Latin School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an equal opportunity employer.
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.