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The Science Team at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) is seeking a full-time Science Instructor in Biology. Science delivers a program through which students develop collaborative inquiry skills, apply integrative critical thinking and engage in active research. We encourage individuals who enjoy making a difference in the lives of talented students to apply. Successful candidates will have a master’s or doctorate degree in science and a record of demonstrated successful teaching.
This position fulfills the requirement for DFI (Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois) Fellows following completion of their academic program.
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.
IMSA is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment. Through a work 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 work 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.
The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:
Teaching a range of Biology and other Science courses
Guiding and tutoring students outside of class
Participating in the department’s curriculum and assessment development work
Close collaboration with colleagues when teaching the same course and when working on departmental priorities
Participating in all department and faculty meetings, faculty development programs, and community development days
Participating in non-teaching activities that support the department’s and Academy’s programs
Participating in external professional organizations
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).
Applicants must also submit a letter of interest, complete and current resume/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information of three current professional references. Applications will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled. We are seeking a diverse applicant pool.
Skills and Experience:
The required skills and experience for this position include:
A Master’s degree in Science, or a related field strongly preferred
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
Experience in curriculum design
Demonstrated application of computational analysis or modeling
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.