History and Social Science Teacher - American History

Job description

The History Department at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is seeking a History TEacher to teach university level surveys and seminars in American History to talented high school students. The selected candidate will be responsible for curriculum delivery as well as ongoing development and revision of existing classes. Candidates for the position should have at least a Master’s Degree in History or a related field (PhD preferred). Specializations in History of any STEM-related topic preferred. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses in American History and potentially World in the 20th Century.

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. It also serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment. Through a model of Equity and Excellence, IMSA has committed to advancing equity in STEM education and representation and creating a diverse, inclusive community of global citizens who can realize their full potential, and execute our mission to advance the human condition.

This Equity and Excellence Model is the intentional integration of Cultural Competence, Diversity, Equity, Equity-Minded Frame, Excellence and Inclusion into every facet of the Academy, with the understanding that it is an active and ongoing process involving structures, processes and people and not an isolated initiative.


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 four courses in discipline, both core and possible electives.
  • 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 development.
  • 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 professional discipline specific and teaching organizations.
  • Support equity and excellence by ensuring the execution of culturally competent curricula, pedagogy, and interactions with our students.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

The required skills and experience for this position include:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in American History
  • Effective communication with students, staff, and parents
  • Active participation in a collaborative team environment
  • Engagement in reflective professional practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for working in a team environment with the ability to function diplomatically and communicate effectively with colleagues, administrators, students, parents, and the public
  • An appreciation and understanding of working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D.
  • Teaching experience, collegiate and/or high school
  • Experience in curriculum design
  • Bilingual, Spanish

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:

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, complete and current resume/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three current professional. Applications will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. We are seeking a diverse applicant pool.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/20/2021
Application Due: 6/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Salary and benefits are commensurate with training and experience expected at this level of employme