Laboratory Schools: World Language Teacher - French
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR20969
Location: Chicago, IL
The candidate will be capable of teaching French in grades 3-12, including advanced high school courses.
Will work collaboratively with colleagues across faculties and departments, as well as parents, administrators, and other members of the school staff.
Exhibit knowledge and competence in a broad range of pedagogical techniques and best practices in world language instruction, including the use of technology in the world language classroom.
Full-time teachers are expected to work a 40-hour week 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.
The anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2023.
Quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in working with students.
Interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents 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.
Work independently and as part of a team required.
Manage stressful situations required.
Maintain confidentiality required.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet the deadlines required.
Education, Experience, Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Advanced degree preferred.Â
Experience:Â Â Â
At least two years of experience teaching World Languages in primary or secondary education required.
â‹Experience developing curriculum preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Fluency in French required.
Proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
Fluency in English required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development is required.
Develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Proficient in standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/scheduling software, etc.) required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
When appropriate, escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Demonstrate lessons when appropriate.
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