Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the School currently enrolls 935 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse, democratic society and global community.”
We are currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and experienced educator in the field of English to join our faculty in the Upper School. Responsibilities include teaching a combination of yearlong required and semester long elective courses. There are also opportunities to serve as an advisor,coach, sponsor clubs, and do collaborative work in our civic engagement programs.
To Apply: Pleasesubmit cover letter with resume by email or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):
The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School's community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School's mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.
Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world.
Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.
B.A. in English or Secondary English Education required; M.A. or Ph.D. preferred
At least three (3) years of high school English classroom experience
Affinity and enthusiasm for working with mid-adolescents
Experience with/understanding of writing pedagogy and practice grounded in voice, experimentation, revision
Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary curriculum development
Life-long learner, interested in pursuing continual development of self and craft
Demonstrated record of and a continual commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion in pedagogical and personal practices and curriculum
Demonstrated commitment to community work and social justice projects
Excellent communication skills, sound judgment and emotional maturity
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package.