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Duties

The Mathematics and Computer Science faculty of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is actively seeking applications for a Part-time Computer Science Faculty member to beging in the Spring 2024. IMSA has a rigorous Computer Science curriculum includes Advanced Programming, Advanced Web Technologies, Computer Science Inquiry, CS Seminar: Android Apps Development, CS Seminar: Machine Learning, CS Seminar: UNIX/Linus and Cybersecurity Microcontroller Applications, Object Oriented Programming, and Web Technologies. 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 computer science 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. 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 work 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 Diversity work 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.

Responsibilities

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

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

  • Teaching 2 Computer Science courses per semester
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

The required qualifications for this position include:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Computer Science, 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/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).

Additional Notes

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, 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.

How to Apply

Applicants must also submit a letter of interest, complete and current resume/CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three current professional references.

We are seeking a diverse applicant pool. 

Email Address

hr@imsa.edu

Job Posting Date

10/13/2023

Start Date

10/13/2023