The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Illinois’ premier visual and performing arts high school, seeks a chair for its Department of Math, Science, and Technology for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Academy’s educational model is co-curricular: students engage in rigorous, college-preparatory academic classes for five hours each day before being immersed 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.
This position is primarily a teaching position (that includes upper-level mathematics or science courses) with additional administrative duties, including supervising the department’s curriculum and faculty, communicating with students and their families, and collaborating with the administrative departments.
The ideal candidate will have a masters degree in teaching and/or mathematics and clear evidence of success working with adolescents in a high school setting. Successful teachers at The Academy are deeply 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 $50’s.
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume via email to Jason Patera, Head of School: employment at chicagoartsacademy dot org. The Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, and 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.
About The Chicago Academy for the Arts
Established in 1981, the Chicago Academy for the Arts is a nationally recognized, internationally influential independent high school acclaimed for its successful academic model and intellectually savvy graduates. Designated a National School of Distinction by the John F. Kennedy Center, The Academy transforms emerging artists through a curriculum and culture which connect intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity to impart the skills to lead and collaborate across diverse communities.