Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.

Mathematics Faculty - Fall 2018

The Mathematics and Computer Science faculty of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is actively seeking applications for two full-time positions in mathematics. IMSA has a rigorous mathematics curriculum spanning the range from high school topics such as algebra, pre-calculus, calculus and statistics to college subjects such as number theory and differential equations.  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 mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics 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.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Teaching mathematics courses
  • 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

Skills and Experience:

The required skills and experience for this position include:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Mathematics, 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 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 should submit a letter of interest, complete and current resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three current professional references to:  Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Attn:  Steve Zant, Job Code: FA-MATH-WS, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL  60506, (630) 907-5909, Email: Applications will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled.  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, 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.