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The core English curriculum includes materials developed by faculty members and integrates concepts from composition, rhetoric, research, literary analysis, performance, and multi-modal literacies. Electives are offered in topics and fields such as gender studies, film studies, poetry, graphic novels, theater, and speculative fiction, among others. The selected candidate will be responsible for curriculum delivery as well as ongoing development and revision of departmental courses.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Teach core English courses including Literary Explorations I (composition and rhetoric); Literary Explorations II (American literature); and Literary Explorations III (foundational British literature).
Work toward a technology-rich, innovative classroom experience for students.
Guide and tutor students outside of class.
Participate in the team’s curriculum and assessment.
Participate in all department and faculty meetings, faculty development programs, and community development days.
Participate in non-teaching activities that support the department’s programs.
Participate in external English and teaching organizations.
Other duties as assigned.
A minimum of a Master’s degree in English.
An exemplary teaching record.
Effective communication with students, staff, and parents.
Active participation in a collaborative team environment.
Engagement in reflective professional practice.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work is performed in classroom and office settings with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This role requires the following physical activities: speaking for extended periods of time, hearing and visual acuity, standing, sitting, and walking.
This position is a 10-month, full time position beginning in the fall of 2014. Salary commensurate with training, educational preparation, and experience. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and retirement benefits. The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is reciprocal with other Illinois retirement systems such as the Teachers' Retirement Systems of Illinois (TRS).
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, the contact information of three professional references, and salary history to: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Attention: Steve Zant, Job Code FA-ENG-IHE, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506, 630 907-5909 (phone) or [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. Letters of interest with all appropriate attachments listed above will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled.
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and excellence. Qualified individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.