Opportunity to join the Lane Tech CS Faculty

Lane Tech High School in Chicago, IL is seeking a dynamic Computer Science teacher to join our team in the fall and teach subjects ranging from applications and web development to computer programming. Lane Tech is a public, nationally ranked selective enrollment school.  You can find out more on the school at www.lanetech.org and more about the department at cs.lanetech.org.

The Lane Tech Computer Science department believes that CS is necessary for all students and is working to make learning CS accessible to as many students as possible.

Candidates should have an interest in CS advocacy and an understanding of equity issues related to CS education.  We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of inquiry based learning who is comfortable in a student-centered classroom environment.

Applicants must be certified or able to become quickly certified in the state of Illinois (National Board Certification should cover this), have a CS endorsement, and industry experience is a plus but not a requirement.

 Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • BS in CS, Engineering, Science or Mathematics preferred

  • Certified/Endorsed in Computer Science

  • Desire to be involved in the local, state and national CS community

  • Understanding of equity issues in CS

  • Knowledge Base:

    • Experience with a subset of the following skills / languages

      • Java and / or Python

      • Alice and / or Scratch

      • Web Design

      • Understanding of html and javascript

      • Database experience

      • Android app development

      • Computer Architecture / Hardware / Logic

      • AP Computer Science

    • The following skills / experiences / credentials are pluses

      • Robotics coaching experience (FIRST or other orgs)

      • CSTA / ACM membership and NCWIT involvement

      • Inquiry based learning / teaching experience

      • National Board Certification

  • Commitment and interest in working with high school students in their academic and personal growth.

  • Self-starter and adept at using and trying new technologies

  • Desire to develop and try new curriculum

  • Desire to work with other disciplines / departments on integration of Computational Thinking

  • Consistent engagement with professional development in areas of pedagogy and CS

  • Willingness and interest in increasing access to CS education for all students in Chicago Public Schools and potentially contributing to policy efforts with the Chicago CSTA and other area organizations.

Any interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Department Chair, Daniel Law drlaw@cps.edu.