Chinese Teacher - Part-Time

United States, North America
Jun 28, 2014
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 World Language Department is responsible for the language education of students in grades 3 - 12. The languages taught by the World Language Department include French, Spanish, German, and Chinese. The Chinese Teacher maintains up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience in Mandarin Chinese using simplified characters and by using technology based instruction. World Language teachers report to their respective Principals and to the World Language Department Chair. Teachers are expected to work collaboratively with other teachers in the World Language Department, interact with their own faculty, with colleagues outside their faculty, with other professionals, with staff and administrators, with students, and with parents. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work the required 178 days or days as stipulated in that agreement. This is a one section assignment Start date for this position is September 1, 2014. .

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

Unit Experience: Minimum two years of teaching experience preferred. Minimum two years of experience teaching Mandarin in a grade 3-12 environment highly preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Fluency in both Mandarin and English required. Strong knowledge of course subject matter required. 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. Creativity required. Flexibility 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 required. Knowledge of technology based instruction preferred. Knowledge of French, German, Latin and/or Spanish preferred.