Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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

Working at IMSA

About  IMSA

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. (

When they change the world, say you were there

Working among highly talented students and award-winning faculty and staff brings discovery and joy to each day. As a learning laboratory, IMSA seeks team members with diverse backgrounds and point of view.
IMSA's most valuable resource is its highly talented and committed people. Long-term employees often say they stay because each day they are challenged and inspired by their peers. They learn new ideas, techniques, and processes from each other.
IMSA's reputation as one of America's top educational institutions for advanced study in mathematics and science at the secondary level opens doors. IMSA's faculty, staff, and students serve on national advisory boards and task forces.
Each member of the community -- administrators, faculty, service employees and staff -- plays an important role in delivering the highest level of service to our clients.
As a state-funded institution, IMSA's comprehensive employment benefits are provided by the State of Illinois. Retirement benefits are provided through the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS). The package offers:
IMSA is located in Aurora, Illinois, only minutes from the Illinois East-West Tollway (I-88), and 43 miles west of the Chicago Loop. The IMSA campus features ample free parking. Located in Kane County, the Aurora and Fox River Valley area offer many educational, cultural, sports, and social opportunities.
The brainchild of physics Nobel Laureate Dr. Leon Lederman, IMSA was established in 1985 by former Governor James R. Thompson and the Illinois General Assembly to help the State meet its needs for highly skilled leaders and workers in mathematics, science, and technology.