Math Teacher

Posted: Continuous 2012-04-07
Closes: until filled
AUSL Schools, Chicago, IL

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), a not-for-profit school management organization, is responsible for the operation of 20 elementary and 5 secondary Chicago Public Schools (CPS) performance schools. As a Performance School, all teachers at the AUSL Turnaround Schools are employees of CPS.  The terms of the Board of Education/Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.


Our turnaround high schools are seeking experienced full-time Mathematics Teacher who are highly qualified. This teaching opportunity will be staffed with professional educators who have proven track records of providing excellent learning experiences that utilize a variety of instructional strategies that deepens students understanding of Math concepts and engages them in the process of scientific inquiry. We anticipate candidates with superior content knowledge to collaborate with classroom teachers in planning units that integrate learning and are aligned with state learning standards. AUSL views the Math curriculum as essential to helping students develop the problem solving skills necessary in raising their academic performance.


The teacher hours include the regular school day - start and end times vary by school site.  In some AUSL schools, some staff may be asked to teach after-school programs for one hour, three days a week; and attend after-school staff professional development for teachers one day per week. Compensation for after-school hours will be paid according to the CTU collective bargaining agreement.  AUSL Turnaround elementary schools operate on the CPS Track E calendar, except in the first year of the AUSL turnaround.


In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:

1.  Submit online application before/by September 2012 with an attached Letter of Intent;

2.  Permit classroom observation/s by members of the teacher selection committee (if applicable);

3.  Permit one or more interviews by a selection committee


Contents of Letter of Intent.   Address how the successful applicant:

·         Develops a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior;

·         Develops lessons and student activities that progress coherently and are aligned with objectives and state standards;

·         Meets the needs of all students by differentiating the instructional delivery;

·         Constructs, examines, and reconstructs real teaching and management experiences in and out of the classroom;

·         Stimulates reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity;

·         Participates in individual and group professional development activities.


Applicants must:

Possess current IL Type 09 state certification with appropriate grade/subject endorsement.


Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

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