Teaching Opportunities for 2019 – 2020 School Year

Posted on: February 14, 2019

The University of Chicago Charter School prepares 100% of students for college acceptance and graduation through a Pre-K to 12 pathway which cultivates critical thinkers and leaders. Our values are Scholarship, Leadership, Excellence and Grit.

Please join us in preparing K-12 students on the South Side of Chicago for success in college and life. Apply now for a teaching position at the elementary, middle, or high school campuses of the University of Chicago Charter School (Donoghue, North Kenwood/Oakland, and Woodlawn).

At the middle school and high school levels, we welcome applications from teachers who can provide a rigorous balanced literacy approach to English/language arts and effective inquiry-based instruction in mathematics, the sciences, the social sciences, world languages, the performing arts, and physical education/wellness education. At the K-5th levels, we value teachers with content area expertise, knowledge and experience in using balanced literacy frameworks and Everyday Mathematics. A well-qualified literacy teacher will have knowledge and experience in using the balanced literacy framework. A well-qualified math teacher will have extensive knowledge of the Common Core State Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practices to deliver targeted small group instruction. At all levels, we seek teachers with expertise and commitment to teaching students with exceptional needs, both in resource and inclusion settings.

Qualified applicants are licensed, with a bachelor’s degree and rigorous clinical preparation for teaching urban students and/or experience working in urban context. They believe in the unlimited potential of urban children and youth to learn deeply and achieve at high levels, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic class.

Teaching positions may include the following areas:

Special Education
English/Language Arts
Social Studies
Physical Education and Wellness

For more information or to apply to one of our teaching positions, please visit the University of Chicago Charter School employment website at