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Mathematics Faculty
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois
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Date Posted 04/15/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


The Mathematics and Computer Science faculty of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is actively seeking applications for a 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.


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


The required qualifications 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 teaching experience

  • Prior experience teaching advanced level courses such as Differential Equations, Number Theory, Modern Geometry, Multi-variable Calculus, Statistics, Graph Theory, Mathematical Modeling, Linear Algebra, and Abstract Algebra

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

Applications will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled. We are seeking a diverse applicant pool.

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