Music teachers report to their respective Principals, as well as the Music Department Chair. Music teachers are responsible for the planning, implementation, and delivery of the curriculum, as well as supervision of students both in and outside of the classroom. They must also work collaboratively with members of their own department, administration, faculty, and support staff, throughout the entire School.
Music teachers have the responsibility to monitor and report on the performance of students, recognize problems, and coordinate with administrators, other teachers, and parents, to correct identified problems. The Music Department consists of fifteen faculty members, supported by a project manager.
The Department is responsible for the music education of students in grades nursery through twelve. Courses taught by the Music Department include general music, band, choir, orchestra, jazz band, music history, music theory, and digital music production.
Music department members are also expected to actively pursue professional development in the areas of pedagogy, teaching techniques, and technology relevant to the field and subject, to provide students with a learning experience of the highest quality.
In addition, members of the Music Department are expected to participate in the scheduled concerts for each academic year (at present, each ensemble performs an average of two concerts per academic year).
Duties include instructing and supervising Nursery - 2nd grade students providing music classroom instruction; creating a nurturing, challenging, and supportive classroom environment that fosters mutual respect and age-appropriate levels of independence and collaboration; monitoring the performance of students and communicating concerns with administrators, other teachers, and learning/counseling faculty, and parents.
Full-time teachers are expected to work a 40-hour work week and the required number of days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2019.
Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree required.
Master's Degree preferred.
Degree in Music Education preferred.
Coursework or degree that reflects multicultural content preferred.
A minimum of three years of teaching experience preferred.
Experience developing curriculum preferred.
Experience working with a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
When appropriate, the ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Ability to demonstrate lessons, when appropriate.
â‹NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.
The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
Internal Number: JR04587
About University of Chicago
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.