Math teachers develop and execute engaging and interactive math lessons creating an environment that allows students to think critically and independently. The teachers are responsible for developing curriculum, supervising students both in and out of the classroom and maintaining up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience. Teachers build relationships with students, families, and staff in order to foster a culture of community. Teachers are expected to maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and to support and collaborate closely with colleagues in the pursuit of Lab’s mission. We are looking for teachers who project an air of optimism; who will share feedback to help students learn problem-solving; who can reflect on how their actions affect others; and who will work each day to create a rich learning environment, and a culture of intellectual curiosity.
The Math Department is responsible for the math education of students in grades 6 - 12, and serving as an advisor for a small cohort of students.
The courses taught by the Math Department include sixth-grade math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Discrete Math, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.
Two levels of math classes, regular paced and accelerated, both of which are college preparatory, are offered.
Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2021.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
At least two years of teaching experience preferred.
Teaching experience at the Middle and/or High school level preferred.
Background working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Mathematics software such as Desmos and Geometer’s sketchpad preferred.
About University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life—of thought and exploration—infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey—one of the great minds in education—established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today’s students still benefit from his vision, and today’s Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field.
Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are affiliated with the University, half live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Indiana. Lab’s student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the Schools and its community; approximately half of our 2,000 students are people of color and families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes.
The Laboratory Schools seek the fine...st employees—people who wish to inspire a love of learning in our students and join a vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training, in many different disciplines. At Lab, we value learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We seek employees who share a similar commitment to these values. Lab people are engaged and excited by our mission of igniting and nurturing an enduring spirit of scholarship, curiosity, creativity, and confidence in the youngest members of the University of Chicago’s academic community.
The Laboratory Schools is a great place to work and our connection to the University provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.
Interested candidates should apply via our website at: http://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/about-lab/employment
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