Morgan Park Academy has two openings in our STEM department: one for a full-time Chemistry Teacher and one for a full-time Physics Teacher to join our Upper School for the 2017-18 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 will have 3 or more years of experience teaching chemistry or physics, lab science courses and AP courses; 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 through the NAIS career site or 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 chemistry(IB, Honors, AP level) and other physical science courses
Experience integrating technology 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
Maintain classroom web page
Serve as an advisor to students
Collaborate with colleagues within S.T.E.M. 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
Willingness to travel with students for school sponsored competitions and global experiential week
Proven track record of continued professional development opportunities as an educator
Ability to hold students to a high and clearly articulated standards of performance
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, retirement plan options, as well as a matching retirement plan.
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.