La Lumiere School seeks applicants to join our faculty as a chemistry teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. As a learning community, our teachers strive to go beyond content mastery in order to help students develop a sense of wonder and an appetite for lifelong learning. The ideal candidate would be comfortable teaching both beginning and advanced high school chemistry courses. We believe in meeting students where they are, differentiating instruction, and supporting students academic and personal growth.
Our tentative course offerings in chemistry include one section of Chemistry: A Survey Course, two sections of Honors Chemistry, and one section of Advanced Chemistry.
Teach four-five sections of classes each semester
Coach or sponsor a co-curricular activity during two seasons
Serve as an advisor to a group of approximately eight students
Serve on residential duty teams (responsibilities vary depending on constellation of duties and living arrangement)
Faculty compensation packages are competitive. In addition to departmental budgets, faculty have a personal innovation fund to enhance learning in their classes. If a faculty member resides on campus, the school provides year-round housing and meals when school is in session for the faculty member and his/her family as a part of the benefits package. Other benefits include an optional health plan, a contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement account, and professional development opportunities.
Ten-month appointment (August-May)
Reports to the Science Department Chair and the Academic Dean
Bachelor’s degree in the relevant academic discipline (master’s degree preferred)
Three or more years of teaching experience at the secondary level is preferred
Experience working with students outside of the classroom through coaching, mentorship, or other activities preferred
Faculty at La Lumiere describe each other as:
responsive to student needs
flexible and willing to help
energetic and self-motivated
knowledgeable of their subject and the field of education
excited to work with students in the dorms
desiring to live where they work (though some faculty members live off-campus)
Students describe La Lumiere faculty as:
attuned to the needs of students
willing to help outside of class
having a sense of humor
intelligent and prepared
About La Lumiere School
La Lumiere School challenges and supports each of its 228 students to thrive—here on our wooded campus in La Porte, Indiana, an hour southeast of Chicago; in the colleges they pursue; and throughout their lives. We meet our freshmen where they are, carefully stretching them out of their comfort zones while maintaining an intentional, supportive environment. Graduation finds seniors who are well on their way to growing into the best versions of themselves, comfortable in their own skins yet hungry for the next challenge—students who have grown in character, scholarship, and faith, and who believe that they’re at the helm of their own journey.