Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 935 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse, democratic society and global community.”
We are currently seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced science teacher to join our expert science faculty. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and advanced courses in biology, chemistry, and/or physics, along with the opportunity to teach other elective classes. Candidates should also be experienced and adept at curriculum review and development. Advisory responsibilities and chaperoning duties are also expected, with opportunities to create and sponsor clubs, coach, and join teams of teachers and students involved in on-going service-learning projects.
To Apply: Pleasesubmit cover letter with resume by email or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world.
Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
B.S. in Science, Masters or PhD preferred
Significant high school classroom experience (grades 9-12)
Commitment to using multiple pedagogical approaches to differentiate the needs of students
Excellent communication skills, sound judgment and emotional maturity
Affinity and enthusiasm for working with adolescents both in and out of class
Demonstrated record of developing one’s own cultural competency and incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion in personal practice and curriculum
Enthusiastic desire and commitment to learn and improve professionally
Experience developing positive working relationships with both students and colleagues
Demonstrated commitment to community work and social justice projects
Strong interest in and deep knowledge of contemporary global and local issues that relate to the study of science
Ability and interest to coach or lead extracurricular student activities
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with background and experience, comprehensive benefits package.