Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Science Faculty, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

The Science faculty of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) invites you to join us in shaping and implementing the next generation of innovative and engaging Science curriculum. IMSA is actively seeking applications for the full-time faculty position in Chemistry, Physics, or a combination of both. The core science curriculum is designed to develop student ability to conduct scientific inquiry and build a solid foundation in chemistry, physics and biology. Additionally, we offer a variety of science electives as part of our curriculum. This position includes teaching core and elective courses. We encourage vibrant professionals who would enjoy making a difference in the lives of talented students and in the direction of science education to apply as soon as possible. Illinois teaching certification is not required of our faculty.
The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Science Faculty member will be responsible for, but not limited to:
Teaching Chemistry and/or Physics core and elective courses
Guiding and tutoring students outside of class
Guiding student inquiry projects
Participating in the team’s curriculum and assessment development in science
Participating in all faculty meetings, faculty development programs and community development days.
Participating in the non-teaching activities that support the science program
Assisting in the development of program
Other duties as assigned
Required Skills and Experience:
A minimum of a Masters degree in Chemistry, Physics, or related field
An exemplary teaching record
Effective communication with students, staff, and parents
Active participation in a collaborative team environment
Engagement in reflective professional practice
Highly motivated, results-oriented individual with significant experience in teaching
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a fast-paced, team environment with ability to function diplomatically and effectively at all levels
Salary and Benefits:
Salary and benefits are commensurate with training and experience expected at this level of employment. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including health and retirement benefits. The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is reciprocal with other Illinois public retirement systems such as the Teachers’ Retirement Systems of Illinois (TRS) and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).
Application Process:
Letters of interest with all appropriate attachments listed below will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled. We are seeking a diverse applicant pool. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, complete and current resume/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, salary history, and the contact information of three current professional references to: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Attn: Steve Zant, Job Code: FA-CHEM/PHYS-WS, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506,  (630) 907-5909  or Email:
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin. This policy also includes the handicapped and all disabled Vietnam era veterans. IMSA utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.