About The Unit: The Laboratory Schools is among the largest independent schools in the country with a history dating to 1896 under the auspices of John Dewey and the University of Chicago. Located on the U of C campus, the Schools serve children (N-12) from metropolitan Chicago with approximately 60% of the students coming from families affiliated with the University. The University environment attracts a rich and diverse student body and parents who value and support a quality educational program.
Unit Job Summary: The History Department is responsible for the history education of students in grades 9 - 12. The courses taught by the History Department include African-American, American, Early World, European, Modern World, World History, and several quarter long elective classes. The History Department is seeking an individual with a preferred background in Modern European History, Modern and Early World History but who is also willing to teach in other areas of History and the Social Sciences. The individual will work alone in his or her courses and also will collaborate with other members of the History Department, members of other departments, and faculty of the University at large.
Teachers are expected to work the required number of days as stipulate din the Faculty Association contract and the required number of days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2014. To be considered for this position, please apply on or before February 28, 2014 by Noon.
Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in History or closely related field.
Master's degree in History preferred.
Unit Experience: Two years of teaching experience preferred.
Experience teaching Modern European History and Modern and Early World History preferred.
Unit Job Function Competencies: Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to maintain up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students required.
Lifelong learner preferred.
Individual whose principal teaching style is the student inquiry approach and student-led discussion preferred.