Teaching Associate - Mathematics

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching Associate-Mathematics

University Laboratory High School

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for the position of Teaching Associate in Mathematics at University High School. This is a 9-month, renewable, non-tenure track academic staff appointment at the University of Illinois. Salary is commensurate with degree and experience. This position would begin August 2022 after the successful completion of a criminal background check.

University Laboratory High School is a 5-year public laboratory high school (grades 8 through 12) for approximately 325 academically talented students-including a subfreshman class with students entering from either sixth or seventh grade. A laboratory mission of innovative curriculum development, outreach to other schools and the community, and/or involvement with professional organizations and University of Illinois programs are part of the overall job responsibilities.

Please be advised that this Teaching Associate position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and the Uni Faculty Organization/IEA-NEA union. For more information regarding the contract, please go to: humanresources.illinois.edu/hr-professionals/labor-and-employee-relations/performance-management/uni-high-teaching-assoc.html

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaching assigned courses (ranging from Math 1—mostly algebra, with some geometry and trig—through second-year Calculus) to academically talented students.
  • Developing innovative curriculum and math education research projects. Presenting at professional conferences or workshops and/or participating in outreach.
  • Supporting/coaching math teams for math competitions.

The position also entails school activities normally required of teachers, such as attendance at faculty meetings, committee work, and non-classroom duties.

Required education, experience, and qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Mathematics Education. Candidates with a bachelor's degree in a related field may be considered.
  • Substantial coursework in mathematics, with ability to teach Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus (including multi-variable).

Preferred education, experience, and qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Mathematics.
  • Experience effectively teaching diverse and academically talented students.
  • Ability to teach high school statistics covering topics that include the AP Statistics syllabus.
  • Illinois teaching certificate (secondary mathematics).
  • Evidence of effective and creative secondary teaching experience, evidence of integration of technology into instruction, and experience in developing innovative instructional materials.
  • Knowledge of alternative assessment strategies, such as standards-based grading, and non-traditional teaching practices.
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience with, secondary mathematics curriculum developments in the last decade, to include understanding of content and practice standards (Common Core or Illinois Learning Standards) from grades 6-12.
  • Evidence of enthusiasm for interdisciplinary learning and/or experience with cross-disciplinary curriculum initiatives.

Application Process:

Please complete your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume, three professional references and sample lesson plans and examples of innovative classroom activities or materials developed by the candidate. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 30, 2022. Interviews may begin prior to the close of the search, however, no hiring decision will be made prior to the close date. For further information regarding applications procedures please contact Jennifer Steiling at steiling@illinois.edu.

This is a security-sensitive position. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign