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Instructor of Chemistry & Physics
Lake Forest Academy
Lake Forest, Illinois
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 9/14/2022
Job ID: 67181
Position/Title: Instructor of Chemistry & Physics
Employer: Lake Forest Academy
Department: Science
Category / Heading #1: Teaching  Science - Chemistry
Category / Heading #2: Teaching  Science - Physics
Category / Heading #3:  
Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:

Lake Forest Academy is seeking a full-time Instructor of Chemistry and Physics to begin in the fall of 2023. Additionally, this position will be expected to fulfill a full load in the co-curricular afternoon program, which is expected of all faculty at the Academy. Campus housing is a possibility, depending on availability, The school is deeply committed to a diverse faculty and student body. 

General overview of responsibilities:

  • Teach assigned four sections of Science courses (Chemistry and Physics)

  • Write formal comments on students four times per year and informal progress reports four times per year 

  • Meet with parents, as needed

  • Maintain a Professional Growth Plan in consultation with the department chair 

  • Fulfill Co-Curricular Expectation, often through coaching in the Athletic program.

  • If residential faculty, fulfill weeknight (once a week) and weekend (7) residential duties 

  • Serve as an Advisor or Co-Advisor to a small group of students

  • Serve on committees and task forces, as needed

Required characteristics and/or skills of this position:

  • Supports and acts in accordance with LFA’s mission and values

  • Upholds LFA standards of professional courtesy, punctuality, discretion and confidentiality

  • Demonstrates appropriate planning and preparation for instruction

  • Develops and maintains a classroom atmosphere that inspires learning and fosters respect for all students

  • Supports departmental goals and colleagues

  • Eagerness to be fully involved in a boarding school community


Lake Forest Academy offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes full medical and dental coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, and other benefits.  Final salary will be commensurate with the experience and expertise of the final appointed candidate.  

Founded in 1857, Lake Forest Academy is a coed, boarding school serving 435 academically bright and motivated students in grades 9 to 12 from across the globe. The Academy offers a rigorous curriculum focused on academic excellence and characterized by small classes and close faculty/student interaction.  The school's mission of educational excellence is founded on the four pillars of character, scholarship, citizenship, and responsibility.  The LFA community places students at the center of their own learning and provides the support needed to develop confidence and strong values.  Please visit our website for more information about us.

Limitations and Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.  

Employment at Lake Forest Academy is "at-will," which means either you or Lake Forest Academy may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason without prior notice. 

In accordance with Lake Forest Academy’s policies and state and federal law, receipt of this position is contingent upon the individual’s successful completion of all requirements to establish the legal right to work in the United States, as well as a background check.  In the event Lake Forest Academy has not received a complete background check prior to the first day of employment, employment will be on a temporary basis until such results are successfully completed.

Non-discrimination Policy:

Lake Forest Academy is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. This means Lake Forest Academy will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

Lake Forest Academy reasonably accommodates employees and/or applicants with disabilities, provided the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job.  If you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation, you must inform Lake Forest Academy’s Director Human Resources & Risk Management.

Minimum Degree: BS
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 0-1 Years


Preferred experience and/or education:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher required

  • Experience teaching a broad range of science courses including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Robotics, etc.

  • Experience working with a Robotics team

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Filling for Fall 2023
Contact Info
Tom Johnson
Dean of Faculty