Full-time high school life science instructor

The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Illinois’ premier visual and performing arts high school, seeks a full-time science Biology and Anatomy teacher for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Academy’s educational model is co-curricular: students engage in rigorous, college-preparatory academic classes for five hours each day before immersing themselves in 3-5 hours of professional-level training in Dance, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, or Visual Arts. (Note: The Chicago Academy for the Arts is a different school than “ChiArts”, a CPS school.)

Students at The Academy are characterized by an extraordinary sense of purpose and community. Most continue with the arts after high school; alums include hit songwriters, Grammy Award winners, Broadway stars, internationally acclaimed dancers, and award-winning filmmakers and writers. Students also pursue degrees and careers outside of the arts: many alums are working in the fields of science, mathematics, technology, business, law, and medicine.

The ideal candidate will have at least several years of teaching experience at the high school level, a masters degree, a teaching license, and the ability and eagerness to teach multiple courses across the typical high school science curriculum (specifically including Biology and Anatomy, and — if necessary — one or more of the typical high school mathematics courses. (The ability to teach Chemistry and/or AP Computer Science is a plus.)

Successful teachers at The Academy are passionate about their subject area and its pedagogy, believers in the ethos of independent schools, committed to ongoing communication with colleagues and families, and have the interest and energy to uphold a rigorous curriculum while having a greater degree of autonomy than is typical at a larger high school.

The salary for this position is in the low $40’s.

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume via email to Jason Patera, Head of School: employment@chicagoartsacademy.org.

No calls, please.

The Chicago Academy for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants — regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law — are strongly encouraged to apply.