The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools is offering fellowships to aspiring teachers interested in participating in a unique 10-month after-school teaching/mentoring program at our Early Childhood campus (nursery 3 through 2nd grade) or our Historic Campus (3rd through 8th grade). The fellowship is available for senior year college students majoring in education, psychology or a related field; graduated educators with a bachelor’s degree; and those pursuing a master’s degree in education or related field.
The Fellows work in our Extended Day program which supports 700+ students per year during after school hours. The Extended Day program provides opportunities for children to connect with friends, discover and develop interests, and relax.
Fellows are responsible for developing and implementing curriculum for their groups, managing and supervising up to two Teaching Assistants, producing bi-weekly newsletters, and participating in professional development activities.
Expected on-site work times will vary depending on the day of the week, but generally, fall between noon and 5:30 and average 15 to 22 hours per week depending on the campus. If accepted into the program a permanent weekly schedule will be determined with the Fellow for the 10-month period. In most cases, The Laboratory Schools days off apply to the Fellows with some exceptions.
Professional development for the Fellows includes orientation, training, and in-service days. In addition, there are a total of three meetings (one each quarter) for three hours the first Saturday in November, February, and May.
Fellows are awarded $15,000 for the 10-month period in the Early Childhood program at Earl Shapiro Hall and $11,000 for the 10-month period in the Lower and Middle Schools at Historic Campus. Payments are divided evenly into 10 monthly disbursements. The Fellowships are non-benefits eligible but do receive five (5) paid personal/sick days.
If you are interested and would like to interview, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Interviews will begin the week of August 5, 2019.
*The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
About The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life—of thought and exploration—infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey—one of the great minds in education—established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today’s students still benefit from his vision, and today’s Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field.
Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are affiliated with the University, half live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Indiana. Lab’s student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the Schools and its community; approximately half of our 2,000 students are people of color and families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes.
The Laboratory Schools seek the fine...st employees—people who wish to inspire a love of learning in our students and join a vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training, in many different disciplines. At Lab, we value learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We seek employees who share a similar commitment to these values. Lab people are engaged and excited by our mission of igniting and nurturing an enduring spirit of scholarship, curiosity, creativity, and confidence in the youngest members of the University of Chicago’s academic community.
The Laboratory Schools is a great place to work and our connection to the University provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.
Interested candidates should apply via our website at: http://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/about-lab/employment
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
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