History/Social Science Faculty, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Job Type: Faculty, Non-Tenured


The History Department at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is seeking an instructor to teach university level surveys and seminars in World History to talented high school students.  The selected candidate will be responsible for curriculum delivery as well as ongoing development and revision of existing classes. Candidates for the position should have at least a Master’s Degree in History or a related field (PhD preferred).   Specializations in Europe, Africa, Latin America, or Asia are all welcome. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses in ancient religion/philosophy and the World in the 20th Century.  Additional expertise in economics or history of science is desirable but not required.

This position will support IMSA’s Diversity Stance by ensuring the delivery of quality, equitable, and inclusive constituent-centered 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.

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.

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, a statement of teaching philosophy, salary history and three current professional references to:  Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Attn:  Steve Zant, Job Code: FA-FCH-HNET, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL  60506 or Email: hr@imsa.edu. Applications will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. We are seeking a diverse applicant pool.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or national origin.  This policy also includes the handicapped and all disabled Vietnam era veterans.  IMSA utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.

Posted: January 26, 2017