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English Faculty, Anticipated

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Job Location:
Aurora, 60506
English and Literature



The English faculty of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is actively seeking applications for an Anticipated Full-time English teaching position to start fall 2024. The core English curriculum includes materials developed by faculty members and integrates concepts from composition, rhetoric, research, literary analysis, performance, and multi-modal literacies. Electives are offered in topics and fields such as gender studies, film studies, poetry, graphic novels, theater, and speculative fiction, among others. The selected candidate will be responsible for curriculum delivery as well as ongoing development and revision of departmental courses.

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.



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

  • Teach core English courses including Literary Explorations I (composition and rhetoric); Literary Explorations II (American literature); and Literary Explorations III (foundational British literature).
  • 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



  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in English or 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 or higher education teaching experience


Work is performed in an office setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards. Substantial time is spent working on a computer. This role generally requires mobility, written and verbal communication, hearing and visual capabilities. However, reasonable accommodations, including assistive technology, may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform such requirements.


This position is a 10-month, full time position. Salary is commensurate with training, educational preparation, and experience. The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and retirement benefits. The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) is reciprocal with other Illinois retirement systems such as the Teachers' Retirement Systems of Illinois (TRS).


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, the contact information of three professional references.

We are seeking a diverse applicant pool.

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