Job Opportunities

The Laboratory Schools' seeks the finest employees who have a desire to inspire a love of learning in our students, and we employ people with a wide range of skills and training in many different disciplines. We have a long history of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work. We continue to build on this work and seek out employees who also share this commitment to one of our core values. We are committed to making sure that Lab is a great place to work, and our connection to the University of Chicago provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.

Our job openings—teaching, administrative, and support—are listed on The University of Chicago's Job Opportunities web site. In order to be considered, please review and select positions (listed to the right) for which you would like to apply to be directed to the University's online application page.

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 773-834-1841 or email The University of Chicago Human Resources Office of Talent Acquisition at with their request.

Other Job Opportunities

Teaching & Clerical Substitutes

The Laboratory School is accepting resumes for our Substitute Teaching & Clerical Pool for Academic Year 2016/17. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume indicating areas of teaching or clerical interest via the UChicago Jobs Substitute Teacher Requisition. Resumes will be reviewed and forwarded to the appropriate Principal or designee for approval.

Although we are accepting resumes for all disciplines, we have specific need for substitutes in the following areas:

  • Library
  • Early Childhood (N–2)
  • Lower School (3–5)
  • World Languages (all grades)
  • HS Science
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Clerical

Extended Day

The Laboratory Schools Extended Day Program is accepting applications for part-time Extended Day Assistants and Teaching Interns.

An Extended Day Assistant is a part-time position that supports the after-school program in several different capacities.

A Teaching Internship in Extended Day is a year-long assignment in which an education professional works with a specific grade level to implement an enriching and engaging after school curriculum.

Interested parties can learn more about these positions and how to apply by clicking here.

Summer Lab

Summer Lab seeks the finest employees who have a desire to inspire a love of learning in our students. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, along with a resume to Directors of Summer Lab will contact qualified applicants directly to schedule an interview.

Extra Service Positions

Extra Service positions include contracted athletic and academic coaches for extracurriculars. These positions are open to Lab and non-Lab employees. When Extra Service Openings are available, they will be listed here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to .

Student Council Advisor — Middle School

Qualifications: Organization & budget-management skills required. An established rapport with students and faculty required. Ability to work with middle school students required. Current member of the middle school preferred. Knowledge of middle school program preferred.

    Long-Term Substitutes

    Learning Coordinator Substitute

    The Learning and Counseling Department seeks a full-time Learning Coordinator to fill a maternity leave in the high school; a 6-week placement beginning in November. Applicants must have at least 3 years of experience working with students and their families in a school setting, and a bachelor’s or master’s degree in special education, or a closely related field. Illinois Professional Educator License with a Learning Behavior Specialist or Learning Disabilities endorsement preferred. The Learning Coordinator Substitute’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Providing one-to-one support for students to address organization, executive function challenges, note-taking processes and instruction; fostering self-advocacy; and, serving as a student advocate, as required.
    • If appropriate, writing Learning Profiles/Composite Learning Profiles for new/updated evaluations.
    • Consulting with teachers and providing guidance regarding individual student learning differences and accommodations; coordinating meetings between relevant faculty members as needed; and observing classroom activities to gather student data to inform and provide academic support.
    • Contacting parents of students with learning challenges to review progress and interventions.
    • Proctoring tests for students with extended time and alternative setting accommodations, as needed.
    • In conjunction with the School Counselors, Learning Coordinators, and administrators, referring students and families to outside service providers (i.e., tutors, evaluators, therapists, or learning specialists).
    • Maintaining confidential paper and electronic files.

    Counselor Substitute

    The Learning and Counseling Department seeks a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor to fill consecutive maternity leaves in the Nursery & Kindergarten/Primary School (nursery–2nd grade) and the Lower School (3rd–5th grade); beginning in November through March. Applicants must have at least 3 years of clinical experience working with children and their families, experience working in a school setting, and a master’s degree in social work or a counseling equivalent. Illinois Professional Educator License with a Guidance endorsement (formerly Type 73) preferred. Candidates should have strong clinical experience and an understanding of the interface of family systems, child development, social emotional dynamics, and learning disabilities. Experience with young children and the possession of skills that support designing and implementing classroom interventions is also desired. The Counselor Substitute will provide individual, small group, whole classroom, and parent support, along with teacher consultation, in-classroom support and observation, and family education. A successful candidate must be able to work closely with a team of classroom teachers, academic specialists, and administrators. The position also entails service coordination with outside providers and crisis intervention in the school setting.

    To apply for these positions, please email to request more information.