Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Position ID: 2770-MATH [#18403]
Position Title: Mathematics Teacher - January 2022 Start
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Aurora, Illinois 60506, United States
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: (posted 2021/09/29, listed until 2022/03/29)
Position Description:    

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Overview The Mathematics and Computer Science faculty of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is actively seeking applications for two full-time positions in mathematics. IMSA has a rigorous mathematics curriculum spanning the range from high school topics such as algebra, pre-calculus, calculus and statistics to college subjects such as number theory and differential equations. We encourage individuals who enjoy making a difference in the lives of talented high school students and who have a master’s degree or PhD in mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics or related field to apply.

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 (

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.

This position will support IMSA's Equity and Excellence work by ensuring the delivery of quality, equitable, and inclusive support while promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that embraces the diversity of people and perspectives collaborating at IMSA to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

Responsibilities The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to:

Teaching mathematics 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

Qualifications The required qualifications for this position include:

A minimum of a Master’s degree in Mathematics, or a related field 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:

Experience in curriculum design High school equivalent teaching experience

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, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled. We are seeking a diverse applicant pool. To continue moving diversity, equity and inclusion forward, IMSA seeks to recruit, support, and retain diverse, talented individuals who are culturally competent, equity- minded, and constituent–centered. IMSA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, amnesty, arrest record, military status, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws

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